now is the time to get those teacher appreciation gifts ready.
and i think most teachers would enjoy getting one of these cute boxes.
so grab yourself one of these boxes.
sold at most crafts stores… and even wally world.
you’ll find them down the aisle with all the pretty beads.
take a piece of computer paper and trace around the top piece of the box.
cut it out. now you have a pattern.
next take some ribbon. wrap it around your box. make sure you have plenty to make a bow.
go through your scrapbook paper stash and find 3 coordinating papers.
or head to your closest scrapbook store and pick up some of this adorable paper by my mind’s eye.
using your pattern. cut out a top piece out of one paper and a bottom piece out of another.
then cut about a 1/2 inch strip of your third paper.
glue all three pieces on to your box.
using some stickers. write out the lucky teacher’s name.
and then finish it off with a die cut or something.
(this little birdie is from my mind’s eye also)
once you have the outside decorated it’s time to fill up the inside with fun stuff.
sanitizer, push pins, paper clips, magnets and CHOCOLATE!
(i found all of it at walmart except for the hand sanitizer i picked up at bath &body works)
and even though we’re still a little upset mrs. olson decided to have a healthy teeth party on
valentine’s day… we still appreciate all she does!! 🙂
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ETA: glue dots were used to attach all of the papers. one was placed under the paper to attach it to the ribbon, but you can always use more.
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Carrie Me! says
Great idea!! My son's teacher would love this.
I have those storage containers for my beads, now I think I need to decorate them =)
Oh I want to be your child's teacher!! Lucky duck! Do you intimidate all the other mother's with your amazing talents? THis is truly gorgeous x
MyEbella aka Kim says
We already have some of those containers (was supposed to be lego storage, but my son hasn't stepped up and finished organizing his Legos (he is 7) so looks like mom is taking over a few of those containers! Thanks for the inspiration!
Candice @ Made With Love says
Oh no… a healthy teeth party? haha
I love your project. I think scrapping on everyday objects is just great. Once you start doing it, it gets kind of addicting. : ) But in a good way!
Such a cute idea! I think my little girl's teacher would love it!
Love it…Im gonna make that and the notebook you guys made for Chase's teacher…keep the ideas coming..:)
Love it! I am totally buying stuff to make this for the teachers in my life!
I love this idea. I shared it with my crafty sister who has 2 in public school.
So cute! I noticed at the local Wal-Mart yesterday that quite a few of those "fillers" are on clearance too 🙂
what teacher wouldn't just love this?
you can often find the boxes cheaper in the fishing department ;o) not always though.
as always – i love it.
I think i need a favorites tab just for your blog
Not Just A Mommy! says
Love it, love it! I'm always seeing those containers go on sale; we love our teachers too! I'm totally going to share with my readers, we are all looking for creative teacher gifts.
The Chezik Family says
i LOVE IT!!!
SOOOOO cute! i might just have to try it! so what "local" scrap store do YOU girls visit????
so cute! I think this would be a fun gift for anyone!
The Brown's says
so stinkin cute! I am putting this in my PLEASE REMEMBER ME section of my brain since we already had teacher appreciation week:)or….maybe the end of the school year or….the first day of school gift:)
Love Being a Nonny says
What teacher wouldn't love this??!! I will make this for someone special. Thanks for sharing!
Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder says
I'm a teacher and I would flip over that box! I LOVE everything about it! I also LOVE every crooked eyed, previously loved, misfit stuffed animal I am given as gifts as well, but your box and goodies are so awesome!
This is a really cool idea. You could fill it up with anything that might be specifically picked for the teacher's hobby also. I would even love this and I'm not a teacher. I like how you wrapped the box also, very cute. Thanks for another great idea.
Sorry to be such a pain, but could you let me know the name of the red and green papers you used as well as the lettering?
I live in a small country town in the north west of australia and have to order all my stuff online and would love to add some of this to my supplies!
thank you so much
oh and i simply love the idea!
I'm a teacher, I would love to get this! It's a really nice idea 🙂
Anna Was says
Love this idea! Hard to believe that we are thinking about teacher gifts already!
Love this idea! Getting supplies for it tomorrow. 🙂
You gals never disappoint!
That is adorable. I think I have several of those boxes around. They would probably make cute birthday gifts too!
This is a fabulous idea.. Thanks for sharing!
One question; Did you glue the ribbon down?
get scrappy says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! What a fabulous idea. THANKS!
Every teacher I know would LOVE this- including me 🙂 Love your super cute idea!
Keep the teacher gift ideas coming! Love this one.
That is a fabulous idea! I LOVE it!
Christine Blain says
What a GREAT idea! Beautifully decorated, and so simple to do. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! 🙂
Lucy Dow says
As a former teacher I would have LOVED getting such a cute gift! As a mom I am all over it for my daughter's teachers… I just went to Wally World last night and have 3 boxes along with colorful fun doo dads for inside just waiting to be decorated. Thanks for another GREAT idea!!!
Okay – I love this! I am in the process of copying it right now, using up some of my stash. Quick question, though – what kind of adhesive did you use to glue the paper to the plastic? And did you glue the ribbon down? Thanks for all of your great ideas!!!
This is such a CUTE idea! Thank you.
This is such an incredible idea! And great job on the colour co-ordinating, it makes it!!
May I please be your child's teacher?? This is brilliant, adorable, and SO usable!!! LOVE it!
I *love* this idea! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I was struggling with what to kick off teacher appreciation week with and this is just perfect. I made it last night and it turned out great 🙂
How about a tutorial on the cute skirt Jody made for her daughter? You three girls are too talented. I love reading and getting ideas from you girls. Keep them coming!
SO cute! Thanks for sharing! Love it!
Robyn from Idaho
What an adorable gift idea! I love it!
This is really cute. I had to make one for my son's student teacher. She has been so great to him and I really wanted to do something nice for her. Thanks for the idea!!!
My daughter and I made these for all my kids teachers. Thank you for the fantastic idea. It was darling and super easy. Keep the awesome ideas coming. Your blog is so fun!
My son made one of these last night for his end-of-school gift for his teacher. He is moving out of her class, but his sister is moving in. It turned out super cute. My daughter is doing one too. Keep the great ideas coming, I've used a couple of them. They are great!
Just finished making these! Great idea – thanks!!!
Kelly Tillotson says
thank you for this idea–it was a lot of fun to make! I thought the blue and brown combo would be easy to find things for…but not so much!
I LOVE this idea. My daughter and I made it for her student teacher. Thanks so much for all the inspirataion from your blog!
I found this project idea via One Pretty Thing and made it for my daughter's kindergarten teacher. I think she'll love it! Thank you!
Kari @ Ucreate says
This is an amazing gift for those teachers who work so hard!! I'll be featuring!
Robin - Pink Coupon Cafe says
Awesome idea… Can't wait to work on this one for my daughter's teacher.
I hope you don't mind that I posted about it on my blog and linked back here.
Have a great day.
MaryJanes and Galoshes says
I just came across your site. About to be your newest follower. Love this idea, I'm going to make one for myself!
i LOVE this idea!
thanks so much!
Thank you so much for this great idea! We have made them for our teachers and have posted them if you would like to see! Thank you so much for sharing! We love our Teachers!
Michelle Whitlow says
Thanks for sharing this great idea! I just made a few today 🙂
Tera Nelson says
I loved this idea – so I did it for both of my daughters teachers. SO CUTE! Thanks for the idea!
Hope you don't mind, I shared this on my blog today.. http://www.peaceloveapplesauce.com/2010/05/things-to-try-thursday-box-of-teacher.html
Merry Happy Thursday!! 🙂
I loved this when I saw it and had to make some for my kids teachers too. They are not quite as wonderful as yours are but they worked out. I did make sure I added some Tylenol after all they are teaching "MY" kids. I have linked my post to your post and blog. you can check it out if you want.
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Cribsheet Kay says
Great ideas – you are officially bookmarked for my daily blogstroll – shared this idea and your others on our blog today. Thanks!
Where do you live? I want your children in my class. They can be horrible little ogres and with gifts like these I would still love them!:) Such cute ideas! I know your children's teachers will love them.
One Happy Tree says
I love this project. I linked your post to mine.
ok that is so cute!! I cannot wait for school to start again so I can put this together for my son's new teacher!!!!
This is just brilliant… and I love finding those fun little "school supplies"… Thanks!
As a teacher, I would absolutely love to get one of these! So I made one for each of my teaching partners and one for myself. 🙂 Thanks for the great idea!
Oh my heavens! Adorable!
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I made two for my boys' teachers. They were a hit!
More like....etc. says
thanks for this super awesome idea!! I posted mine on my blog if you're interested 🙂
I made a version of this awesome project.. you can view it here: http://www.peaceloveapplesauce.com/2010/06/teacher-appreciation-gift-box-of.html
I LOVE this idea! My son will have some very happy teachers this year. Thanks so much!
Jessica Mead says
I made this today as a going away present for my sons pre-K teacher! Thanks for the awesome idea!!!
Kristen Maier says
How much did it cost you to make this cute item? I just love this idea! I'd love to know how much you think it took you to make this item, just in case I decide to make one. Thank you!
Home and Heart says
What a darling Idea!
I love this! I had to make it for my bff since she just graduated to become a teacher. Mine isn't as cute as yours, but if you want to check it out…
Thanks for the awesome idea!
Carmie of the Single Nester says
How lovely and thoughtful and classy. I hope the teacher loved this! If not, all she should get is an apple!
For the plastic teacher box, what type of adhesive or tape/glue did you use?
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
What a cute teacher gift! It almost makes me wish my kids were in grade school again. Love the papers, I'll have to look for that name next time I'm stocking up.
I made my version of this for my sons teacher. Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!! You can check out our site if you'd like! -Juli
I can't find the bird….any other links? Fabulous Idea! Absolutely Fabulous.
I am sooooo thankful I found your blog! My daughter's preschool teacher is a man- – the usual 'cutesy' stuff just doesn't seem appropriate. We are in the process of making the organizer gift now. THANK YOU!
My friend Marni @ Sassy Sites posted this on her blog yesterday and I'M SO GLAD SHE DID!!! I was in a bit of a panic to make something (else) for my son's teacher because we just found out she's retiring this year and school's out tomorrow! I just had to comment and tell you how totally adorable this idea is and that I'm so thankful that you shared it! I can't wait to finish mine – and it's a good thing because I don't have much time! 🙂
Seven Sisters says
Thank you so much for the great idea!! I made this for a graduation gift and it turned out awesome!
Brandi Wiggins-Côté says
I finally made one of these! Here's my blog post on it and I've linked back here. Thanks so much, you guys!
Miss Wiggins Supplies
I am a teacher….I wish someone would make this for me…sigh…
Just made these "survival" kits for my son's three favorite middle school teachers. I added a travel sized Tylenol bottle, single serve coffee packet and a single serve lemonaid packet to the kit (being that they deal with 13 year olds all day) :). I also made a small survival kit for my elementary school kid's bus driver, complete with chocolate, gum, Motrin packets, ear plugs, and an air freshener! Thanks for posting such a great and easy gift idea!
My cousin who taught for many years always told her classes she would love a Christmas tree ornament with their name on it so she could remember them each year when she decorated her tree.
How much did that cost?
I love this idea! School is almost over, but it would be a nice way to thank my child's teacher.
I know this post is almost 6 years old, but I just found it in my search to find a Christmas gift for my kids’ teachers that they can keep. My district has a rule that we can’t give gifts that total over $150 for the entire class (which includes Christmas and Teacher Appreciation Week), which adds up very quickly when there are 23 kids in a class. They are allowed to keep things that they can use in their class, however, so this is perfect! Thank you!
Jodie and Jen says
So glad you like it Kris! and interesting rule that you’re district has…. 🙂