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17 Homemade gifts for teacher

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Give gifts from the heart

Homemade gifts that come from the heart are teachers' favorite kinds. These bloggers inspire us to DIY some smart handmade gifts this season.

Goodies for teacher


Seasonal note cards

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These adorable handmade note cards from RSVP by Z Marie are perfect for writing thank-you notes to all the kids (and their parents) who gave teachers gifts for the holidays!

Check out her video tutorial here >>


Pampering presents

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Keri Bassett of Shaken Together created this darling "You're worth a mint" gift basket packed with pampering (yet inexpensive) gifts for teacher.

Click here for how-to >>


Make it pop

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Blogger Jasmin Fine created these darling popcorn-ball ornaments for Kernel Season's. They come complete with extra goodies hidden inside.The best part? They're edible.

Find out how to make them here >>


DIY caramel apples

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Jasmin also created these stunning caramel apples that make delicious gifts for teachers.

Click here for the instructions plus another presentation option >>


Chalkboard tote

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Though Kimberly of A Night Owl created this tote as a back-to-school gift, it would serve as a perfect holiday gift as well.

Click here to make one yourself >>


Homemade granola... in a pretty jar

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If you're good at making homemade yummies, bake a batch, store it in a simple jar and put a pretty bow around it for an inexpensive yet heartfelt gift.

Sara of Go Gingham offers up her granola recipe here >>


Fresh fruit

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Sarah of Go Gingham suggests presenting fresh fruit in a simple basket to give a gift from the heart without breaking your budget this holiday.

Click here for this and more of her money-saving gift ideas >>


Fabric flower necklace

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No teacher will believe this stunning necklace is homemade.

Check out the complete tutorial at Johwey Redington >>


Book sculpture

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Book lovers will appreciate a cool book sculpture they can display in their classroom.

Find out how to make one at Johwey Redington >>


Custom candy wrapper

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Help your child create a cool new wrapper for a candy bar.

Learn how to do it with this simple tutorial from Organized 31 >>


Recycled book bracelet

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Make a fun handmade bracelet or necklace for your child's teacher using an old book!

Trashy Crafter shows you how >>


Book blocks

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Trashy Crafter also created these blocks from old books. Make some to use as paperweights or a display for your child's teacher's desk.

Learn how with this tutorial >>


Framed picture

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Give gifts from the heart

Turn an old thrift-store frame into a modern piece of art with just some spare scrapbook paper!

Click here to find out how >>


Doodle-art project

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Take your child's doodle art and turn it into a gift for his teacher.

Learn how with this easy and cool tutorial >>


Sewing-pattern flowers

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Have your child give her teacher a gift of flowers that will last a lifetime with these easy, creative and super-inexpensive flowers made from old sewing patterns you can find at garage sales.

Trashy Crafter's tutorial shows you how >>


Homemade goodies

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If you're not the crafty type, let someone else make the homemade goodies to give to your child's teacher. Markets of Sunshine offers all kinds of homemade gifts geared to teachers.

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