It’s that time of year and I don’t mean deer season. Teacher gifts. Our kids’ teachers bust their tails and most likely risk being institutionalized so little Johnny and sweet little Suzie can grow up to be super stars. The least we can do is present them with a not cheesy and thoughtful end-of-the-year gift.
Here is a list of five really cool, not boring, teachers gifts that you can make. Or if you’re one of my local peeps, I’ll be glad to make something for you.
From Jillian in Italy you can learn how to make these fabric baskets so your child’s teacher can store and organize all their teachery stuff. I like useful stuff, and this certainly qualifies. An even nicer gift would be a basket or two filled with all that teachery stuff.Fabric book marks from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade. Yes! Of course! Super easy, undetailed, and useful. Making these fabric bookmarks would be quite doable and inexpensive for multiple teachers.
These cute and colorful key fobs from Sew4Home are a fantastic way to use up scraps and of course can be made in an endless array of colors and patterns. I especially like the decorative stitches.I really like these easy yo-yo paper clips from Positively Splendid. There is minimal sewing and it’s hand sewing at that! I’m saying this for any of you who may be new to sewing or for those of you (us) who wait til the night before the last day of school to come up with a gift that’s not a Starbuck’s gift card or an apple mug.
Sayyes.com has a really cool tote bag tutorial that looks like a piece of notebook paper. This is a bit more involved, but would be great for that special teacher. I may be making this myself.
I hope this makes it possible for you to bring a unique and personal gift to your child’s teacher this year.
I’d love to see your ideas too! Thanks for reading and please come back and bring a friend.