DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Rulers
Crafts - May 11, 2021

Colorful DIY teachers plaque

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I can’t believe the school year is over. It’s been a whirlwind of a year; none of us will ever forget. The kids started out doing virtual and finally did in person schooling.

The teachers have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond.

I started substitute teaching and got a first hand glimpse into the life of teaching. 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.

Last week was teacher appreciation week, and I wanted to get teacher gifts to them but it will have to wait until the end of the year teacher’s gifts.

So, I really wanted to make them something special and make a fun gift. I wanted something personalized. 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’m not sure that they need more Starbucks gift cards, or candy or store gift cards. I think they have had enough of those kind’s of gifts and maybe by now they are redundant.

The gift needs to be interesting. I guarantee they will be touched to pieces with a handmade teacher’s gift.

plaque with note pals

If you’re looking for something handmade and personal for teacher appreciation gifts, this personalize sign is so much fun. You can tailor it to whatever your teacher likes.

Find out her favorite colors and start from there. My favorite part of this sign is the detachable pen and sticky notes.

*I recommend giving them a little bag with extra velcro dots.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Rulers



You don’t need to be a professional DIY’er to do this. I am no artist.

wood plaque

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.

watercolor palatte with rulers

Then I painted the rulers with lil’ watercolor paint pods.

paint brushes

Don’t forget the paintbrushes!

Redd wood letter

I spray painted the letters but you can also use Chunkies Paint Sticks. They are great because there is no mess and also dry fast. You can also use lil’ poster paint pods.

letter with glue

I used Gorilla Wood Glue to stick the rulers on the sign and also the letters. You can find all different kinds of fonts for the letters, but I used Vintage Sign Wood Letters A – 4″.

wood letters spell MRS.

For these letters, which were smaller, I used laser cut typewriter wood letters.

I got the Self Adhesive Velcro Dots to make a detachable pen and notes.

These note pals sticky tabs – colorful pencils are adorable!


Don’t forget the cute Teach Love Inspire Painted Wood Shape.

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.

Teacher's DIY Sign with Rulers

Teacher's DIY Sign with Rulers

Make an adorable personalized sign for teacher


  1. Get a hanging wood slab
  2. Stain the wood with any color (optional)
  3. Let it dry
  4. Spray paint the wood with color of choice
  5. Paint rulers with watercolors
  6. Let it dry
  7. Glue the rulers on the board
  8. Paint letters of choice
  9. Let dry
  10. Glue them on the board
  11. put velcro dots on items you want to add and detach
  12. add any kind of art


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I think this is the perfect gift for teachers for any occasion.

pin of teacher sign

A personalized sign is a gift every teacher will love!

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