I think it’s safe to say, teachers often go overlooked. They watch our kids for hours – 5 days a week. They spend nights and weekends lesson planning, grading, crafting (I believe elementary school teachers are some of the BEST DIY-ers of around – how they survived without Pinterest blows my mind.) They often spend their own money making sure other people’s kids grow, learn, imagine, and create. I remember every single teacher throughout my youth – yup! Every single one! So, show some love to the people who are currently doing all of the above for your little ones with some of these DIY Valentines for teachers.
DIY Valentines for Teachers
Handmade Chalkboard w/ Washi Tape – my personal fave! The only thing it’s missing is candy. Definitely add candy 😉
Framed Button Heart – This is fun because your kid can help make it, adding a personal touch.
Candy Heart “Tree” – Looking for an excuse to buy candy hearts?! I am I am I AM! And while we would all love to pretend EVERYone keeps EVERY gift we EVER give them, this is great for teachers because they can toss it at the end of the month – guilt free.
Floral Arrangement – A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, set in a pretty vase, is always a great way to show someone you appreciate them. Also, this will freshen & brighten the classroom 🙂
“I Like How You Roll” Tootsie Bowl – A little chuckle goes a long way! This bowl filled with Tootsie Rolls is funny AND edible. I can roll with that…
Plaid Melting Moment Sugar Cookies – These only require 5 ingredients! And everyone loves getting cookies! Mmmmm…sugar….
Strawberry Oreo Truffles w/ FREE “Berry Sweet” Printable – These take a little extra time in the kitchen, but they are so worth it.
Bee Mine Tote – This gift is perfect for the teacher who is always hauling supplies to and from the classroom. Or maybe a librarian or reading aide who needs a cute way to tote around her books!
Planner Paper Clips – I’m pretty sure every teacher has a planner. And I think I’m being modest in saying “A” – my mom was an elementary school teacher and I could never tell which planner/notebook/stack of papers/folder went where or for what. These paper clips will help spruce up their planners and keep them organized 🙂
Candy Filled Mason Jars – These are actually easier than you might expect! And can stay on the teacher’s desk until, well, they’re gone.
DIY Candy Bouquet – This is a great little gift because you can pick up all of the ingredients at the same time you pick up Valentines for your kids. One stop shop? Yes, please!
Etched Treat Jars – You can really have some fun here by personalizing each jar: Mrs. K, Best Teacher, Math Rules, One Sweet Gig, etc. etc. I think you get it.
Try out your own creativity using the $1 section at Target! It can be overwhelming (red, white, and pink overload!) – check out these ideas & traditions to keep yourself focused and motivated!
Here are some other DIYs you might enjoy:
As always, check out Scrapbook.com for great items on sale, and for continuous inspiration!