Teacher Appreciation Gift: Thanks for Chewsing to Teach {Free Printable}

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Teacher appreciation is around the corner! I have tons of homemade gifts you can make to show your teacher just how much you appreciate her! Make sure you check out all of my easy teacher appreciation gift ideas while you’re here. There is a list of links at the end of this post. They are all affordable and thrifty ideas as well.

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Are these not the cutest Teacher Appreciation gifts ever? I thought they turned out adorable and you will not believe how easy they are to make.

You Will Need:

Gather up your clean canning jars with lids.

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Pour 10 oz. of gumballs into each jar.

I found these bags for $2 each at Target. I am sure you can buy them in bigger quantities if you shop around.

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How pretty, right?

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Use some scrapbook paper and a 2 inch cutter or your scissors to make a pretty cover for the top of the canning lids.

I used a very thin amount of hot glue to adhere it to the lid.

This is the look you are going for.

You could also use fabric if you wanted.

Print and cut out the free printable. (Kelli with 3 Boys and a Dog makes my printables that I share with my readers. Her prices are very affordable if you are interested in her making something for you. I could see this project easy converting into a birthday party favor idea.)

These are 2.5 inch circles.

If you do not have a 2.5 inch circle cutter, just use scissors.

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Punch a hole in the printable and thread the twine through it.

Tie it around the neck of the jar like the below picture.

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And you have the cutest gift to give this week to the teachers in your life.

Who would not love to receive a gift like this?

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Make sure you check out all of my easy teacher appreciation gift ideas! They are all affordable and thrifty ideas as well.

More Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:


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  1. Hello Crystal,
    I linked over to your blog from Making the World Cuter’s blog link up party. Thanks for sharing this tutorial and printable. It is a great teacher’s gift idea. ;o)
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Such a cute idea! I love the printable and I love that you used a mason jar!

  3. Crystal,

    Cute teacher appreciation gift! I really need to get mine done.

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. omg!!! Totally LOVE it!! Perfect timing… my preschooler’s last day is this week. Can’t wait to show you how mine turned out!! Thanks again Crystal for sharing!!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Carrie. They are so easy to make and they just have such a vintage feel to them.

  5. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    Adorable way to say thanks:)

  6. What a fantastic idea! I love the printables. Megan

  7. Erin @ Making Memories says:

    This is fantastic! I love it. And thanks for the printable!!!

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  9. Crystal,

    Thank you for linking this up to our Crafty Saturday Showcase. We really loved this Teacher Gift idea as well as the other crafty projects that you linked up! We love your blog. We try and visit everyone who linked up!

    I have good news to share! Your project was picked by our Designers as one of their favorites. You will be featured on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites tomorrow! Stop over and see your feature when the post goes live Friday morning!


    have a super weekend! Our new Crafty Saturday Showcase will go live at midnight Saturday.

    Susie @Bowdabra

  10. Anjie Behunin says:

    Thank you! I have gumballs I want to use for Teacher Appreciation next week and I don’t have the design skills to get make a tag. These are PERFECT! And the saying is much better than what I was going to use.

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  13. Paula Albers says:

    I love the idea and would love to make for my 20 mentors that I have this year. I am wondering if I could use the printable you have but have you change the word teacher to mentor?

    Thank you.

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