Adorable DIY teacher gifts you can make for under $10

Dec 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Looking for a last minute gift to throw together for your child's favorite teacher? These gift ideas are easy to make, and at under $10 each, they are affordable too.

Cookies in a jar

Supplies:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Glass jar
  • Baker's twine
  • Gift tag

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the glass jar.
  2. Layer the ingredients in the jar, firmly packing each layer.
  3. Place the lid on the jar, then attach a gift tag to the jar.
  4. Write the baking instructions on the tag. Baking instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup of melted butter with the contents of the jar. Create 1-inch balls of cookie dough, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

School supply teacher gift

Cup o' school supplies

Supplies:

  • Large, clear reusable cup
  • School supplies
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Gather up some office supplies your child's teacher could use. Mini Post-it notes, highlighters, Sharpie markers, paper clips and erasers are all good ideas.
  2. Fill up the cup with the office supplies.
  3. Place the lid on the cup, then cut a piece of decorative ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the top of the cup and you have an instant and easy gift.

Movie night gift basket

Movie night gift basket

Supplies:

  • Plastic bowl
  • Bags of popcorn
  • Candy
  • Redbox gift certificate
  • Clear cellophane
  • Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Arrange the popcorn, candy and gift certificate in the plastic bowl.
  2. Cut a large piece of cellophane and place the bowl in the center of it.
  3. Gather the cellophane around the bowl and tie it in place with a ribbon.

Homemade bath salts

Homemade bath salts

Supplies:

  • Epsom salt
  • Essential oil
  • Large bowl
  • Glass bottle
  • Funnel
  • Ribbon

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of Epsom salt with 10 drops of a fragrant essential oil, such as lavender.
  2. Place a funnel in the top of the bottle, then pour the Epsom salt into the bottle.
  3. Place the cap on the bottle and tie a decorative ribbon around the bottle for a perfect pampering gift.

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