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The school year is finally over. It’s been an interesting year; none of us will ever forget. The kids started out doing homeschooling and finally did in person schooling.
It was an adjustment for everyone. I am definitely not cut out for homeschooling; however, I did it.
There were lots of tears. And the boys cried too. But I found comfort in knowing that we weren’t alone.
The teachers have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond. They need a vacation.
Feeling a little uneasy during the pandemic, I decided to help out and became a substitute teacher. It is not easy. But it is especially hard doing it through a pandemic. The teachers put their lives on the line for the sake of teaching my kids.
I wanted to make the end of the year teacher’s gifts or even gifts for teacher appreciation day.
It was probably the most heartfelt gift I’ve given any teacher. I really wanted to make them something thoughtful and special. I wanted something personalized.
I wanted a homemade teacher’s gift. They have done so much for us. It’s just a simple token of appreciation.
So, I checked out some teacher appreciation gift ideas. I found some printable teacher tags.
I’m not sure that they needed more gifts or gift cards.
Handmade gifts for teachers can touch them in a different way. These are perfect for teacher appreciation week.
If you’re looking for something handmade and personal for teacher appreciation gifts, this personalized name sign is so much fun. You can tailor it to whatever your teacher likes.
My favorite part of this sign is the detachable candy scented candy highlighters.
*I recommend giving them a little bag with extra velcro dots or strips.
Teacher Sweet Treat Gift Idea
- Wood Board Wall Decor
- Typewriter Wood Letters – 1 1/4″
- Typewriter wood letters
- White Spray Paint
- OOLY lil’ watercolor paint pods
- Wood Rulers
- OOLY note pals sticky tabs – colorful pencils
- OOLY sakox lollypop scented pens
- OOLY sugar joy scented double-ended highlighters
You don’t need to be a professional DIY’er to do this. I am no artist.
I purchased a hanging wood board from Micheal’s.
I stained the wood just to give it some texture. This is optional. I also used white spray paint to spray the wood plaque and let it dry for a few hours. We live in Arizona so it dries fast.
I used lil’ watercolor paint pods. These work great because they stain the ruler and you can still tell that they are rulers even though the colors are nice and bright. You can also layer.
I used Gorilla Wood Glue to stick the rulers on the sign and also the letters.
Make sure to press down hard and put something heavy on top of the rulers so they stick well.
These gummy bear scented pens are adorable. This little pom pom pen from Korea is so fun because especially because it’s scented.
The back of adhesive velcro is not strong enough to stick to wood so use wood glue.
My favorite part of this sign are the OOLY sugar joy scented double-ended highlighters. They really made the sign sweet!
Also, for the period at the end of the Mrs. I just used a hole puncher and punched a hole in foam paper and used the wood glue to sick it on.
Get a hanging wood slab
Stain the wood with any color (optional)
Let it dry
Spray paint the wood with color of choice
Paint rulers with watercolors
Let it dry
Glue the rulers on the board
Paint letters of choice
Glue them on the board
put velcro dots on items you want to add and detach
add highlighters and sticky notes using glue and velcro
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I think this is the perfect gift for teachers for any occasion.
A personalized sign is a gift every teacher will love! Don’t forget the Teacher appreciation tag!