DIY Easy Teacher Gifts

School is out, I now have a 1st grader and a 10th grader. I can’t believe that school is over. School actually ended last Thursday for us and I quickly threw together a quick present for my daughter’s teacher.

To the rescue was my Cricut and the Art Philosphy cartridge. I decided to make my daughter’s teacher a small set of cards that she could use for any occasion. I cut this cute little bag with Skylark paper from Close To My Heart.

Skylark Cricut bag

The next thing I did was make up 3×3 cards and envelopes. I did this using all my scrap paper that I had laying around along with my Close To My Heart stamps. It truly is amazing how a stamp can dress up any project. The envelope punch board made it super easy to get the envelopes made as well. I came up with 3 different designs that I made to go into the little bag.

After I made these cute little cards up I also needed to make a thank you card for her teacher as well. I have been loving the Sun Burst Cards and had a bunch of scraps from the Free To Be Me paper pack. I used my stamp that came with my Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge and one of the matching chipboard pieces that came with it as well.

sun burst card

The last thing that I had to do was work on the pot that was being used to create a tree that the students were presenting to her. I used my Cricut once again and paper from the Free To Be Me paper pack. I have never had paper that cut better in my Cricut then the Close To My Heart paper and I am not just saying that because I am a consultant. It doesn’t matter if it is patterned paper or cardstock I do not get any tears or rips or have any problems getting my Cricut to cut what I need with this paper.

I cut out the words Sowing the Seeds of Learning on my Cricut and then mod podged them onto the pot with outdoor mod podge. I did 3 coats of mod podge and the paper held up perfectly. I was very pleased with the final product.

teacher pot


Did you make any teacher gifts this year?


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  1. Libby Wiers

    Very nice gifts! I really should make better use of my Cricut…

    1. Beth

      Thank you Libby I have started using my Cricut more and more lately I am so in love with it these days.

  2. Kristie

    Cute ideas! I really like the idea of the words on the pot! GREAT idea! Thanks, Beth.

    1. Beth

      Thanks so much Kristie, I loved your end of the year present that you created as well.

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