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31 Handmade Gifts to Thank Your Teacher

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Show yours or your children's teachers how much you appreciate them and what a positive difference they have made! Sometimes it can be tricky to come up with an innovative idea that you know your child's teacher will actually want to recieve so, we've compiled a selection of projects that make great teachers gifts.

Most of these projects will allow your child to join in with the creating – so roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

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Handmade Gifts

How to Bake Chalkboard Biscuits

Follow the recipe below by Renshaw to find out how you can create your own, using Super White Powder to create a paint like paste, making it easy to recreate bouncy hand lettering that is good enough to eat!



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How to Knit an Apple

These knitted apples are completely adorable and the perfect gift for an end-of-term gift to a special teacher! The pattern is free online here.

 

 

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Hamper Ideas

There's nothing quite like receiving a hamper. The anticipation and excitement of discovering a myriad of gifts, all hidden among oodles of tissue paper!



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How to Make Cake Pops

Want to make something a little bit different for that special someone? Well we may just have the answer with these great cake pops.



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How to Make Air Dry Clay Planters

These little colour dipped air dry clay planters will brighten up any window ledge, and we've used artificial plants so they will always look beautiful!



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How to Make Clay Bead Keyrings

Customise these clay beads using your teacher's favourite colours. Why not add their initials for a personal touch?

 

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How to Make Colourful Macarons

Add a pop of colour to your table with these bright fun macarons by Wilton!



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How to Crochet an Amigurumi Apple and Pear

Learn how to build three dimensional Amigurumi figures by following the below pattern by Sarah Jane from @flo_and_dot, who has created this ridiculously cute apple and pear duo using Knitcraft Cotton Blend.



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How to Crochet an Amigurumi Octopus

For the teacher with a creative side, this crochet amigurumi octopus makes the perfect gift!

 

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How to Make a Fabric Bottle Bag

Make your teacher's present extra special with this handmade bottle bag, made using colourful fabrics. This is a great way to create a reusable gift bag that's personalised to suit the recipient.

 

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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Mug

This mug project makes the perfect gift for an avid coffee drinker and can be cut from any colour of Cricut permanent adhesive vinyl you choose.

 

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How to Make a Clementine Stamped Bag

This fruity printed bag is a fantastic yet quick and easy project for teachers. Simply sponged on with fabric paint, the clementines are a great motif which can be carried on into further projects. Whether it's for stationery or handbag essentials, this gift will always be well received.

 

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How to Make a Photo Frame with Craft Sticks

Perfect for young crafters, this mess-free craft uses elastic bands and glue dots to hold things in place. Get creative with buttons and gems then include a picture of the class or your child's favourite memory from that year!

 

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Cricut: How to Make a Thank You Teacher Frame

Make a handmade gift to thank a special teacher for all their hard work. This framed word art project is easy to personalise, making a lovely and thoughtful end of term teacher gift idea.

 

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How to Make Pebble Class Art

Why not decorate pebbles to mark out the members of your class and your teacher? This unique gift is sure to be treasured forever.

 

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Cricut: How to Make a Foiled Bookmark

Using the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit, you can create this shimmering bookmark! Personalise this simple accessory in a way your teacher will love using your Cricut machine.

 

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How to Make a Macrame Keyring

Macrame keyrings are quick and easy to make and can make perfect presents for teachers! Once you have followed this step by step, try experimenting with different knots to create your very own design.

 

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How to Personalise a Canvas Bag with Punch Needle

Turn a simple canvas bag into a must have accessory with a touch of punch needle. Personalise a bag for your teacher to carry all of their essentials.

 

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How to Make a Personalised Resin Coaster

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for your teacher, this personalised resin coaster project is a must! Personalise the resin colour to suit the lucky recipient and layer onto the ceramic coaster blank. Leave to set then add your hand-lettered name or phrase – what could be simpler?

 

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Cricut: How to Make a Thank You Teacher Gift

This personalised glass block project is the perfect way to thank a wonderful teacher for being truly amazing. Use your Cricut machine and vinyl in the recipient's favourite colours to create a bespoke gift!

 

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How to Make a Terrarium

Terrariums can be customised in so many different ways and look great on any desk! Terrariums come in all different shapes and sizes and can be filled with succulents, stones and other decorative pieces.

 

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How to Make Toffee Apples and Pears

Toffee apples and pears are a fun and easy gift for teachers. Delightful to look at and delicious to eat, these homemade treats will be loved by all.

 

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Cricut: How to Personalise a Tote Bag with Iron-On

Tailor this accessory completely to the recipient by personalising a tote bag with Cricut. The digital cutting technology makes it easy to get creative and coordinate your tote bag design with any theme. The perfect gift for teachers who have lots to carry!

 

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How to Make a Sloth Pencil Topper

Give the gift of fun stationery with these easy-to-make and adorable sloth pencil toppers. Follow this simple felt tutorial to create these adorable characters.

 

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How to Make Chocolate Slabs

Chocolate slabs beautifully decorated make a great gift! Personalise them with your teacher's favourite toppings, add anything from banana chips to marshmallows, nuts to pieces of fudge, the possibilities are endless!

 

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Cricut: How to Create a Mug with Infusible Ink Pens

Create a beautiful drawn mug, perfect for gifting to your favourite teacher! Add a charming design using Cricut Infusible Ink Pens and the Cricut Mug Press, which combine to leave you with a professional-looking, long-lasting design.

 

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How to Make a Felt Succulent Letter

These super cute and easy to make succulents make the perfect addition to our fillable letters! Mix and match with different green shades and shapes to create a this brilliant spring decoration.

 

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How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place the shiny spheres into a mug and pour on hot milk to see them slowly melt and the tiny pink marshmallows escape. They're so much fun to watch and a great way to make a delicious, creamy hot chocolate. They make the perfect gift for a teacher with a sweet tooth.

 

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How to Make Punch Needle Coasters

Add a striking pop of colour to your teacher's desk with these vibrant, easy to make punch needle coasters. Using Cricut you can create your own templates to personalise your punch needle projects.

 

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How to Decorate a Ceramic Heart Dish

Transform a plain ceramic blank into a contemporary trinket dish! You’ll be able to create a stylish and useful piece that’s perfect for storing any small, loose items. This project is super-easy to create and can be adapted to fit your teachers favourite colours.

 

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