Easy School Teacher Gift and Thank You Note Idea

INSIDE: DIY easy school teacher appreciation gift with thank you note idea for students.

DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.comSo, I’m big on thank you notes. Does that make me old school? My mom would make us write thank you notes before we could play with the gift. Painful as a kid but the habit has stuck.

Fast forward a handful of years later and I find myself arm twisting my own daughter to write a sweet and short note to her 2nd grade teacher as we quickly wrap up the school year.


An appreciative note is a “latte” better in a DIY school teacher coffee mug, don’t you think?

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easy school teacher gift with Thank you note

If you child is cooperative and eager to put their thoughts about their teacher into a couple of sentences, this is easily an A+ project. Mine wasn’t quite excited about this extra credit work!

Supplies:
DIY travel mugs (these come six/box so lots of DIY coffee mugs to be made!)
Ruler tape
– Lined school paper, or index card
 Cardstock
– Glue stick



Step #1:

Remove the paper liner from the travel mug and lay it flat.

Apply strips of the ruler tape to the paper inlay. Trim the access ruler tape.
DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.com

Step #2:
Cut an iconic teacher’s red apple out of cardstock.

DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.com

Don’t want to sketch one out? Print this FREE template instead.

Step #3:
This took a little arm twisting (go figure my daughter didn’t want to sit down and “work” on mom’s crafty project right after school!) but have your kiddo write their teacher a Thank You for Teaching Me note on a piece of lined paper or an index card.
DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.com

Step #4:
Glue the Thank You note and the cardstock apple onto the paper inlay.

Re-insert into the travel coffee mug.
DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.com

diy teacher thank you gift

Fill the travel coffee mug with an assortment of instant coffees or teas your teacher may like best. Or, gift with pretty cut flowers and attach the lid with a pretty ribbon bow.

Check out Oriental Trading’s awesome and cute teacher resources and supplies!
DIY School Teacher Appreciation Coffee Mug Gift and Thank You Note Idea | Dazzle While Frazzled.com

How do you thank your child’s teacher at the end of the school year?
Let me know in the comments.

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13 thoughts on “Easy School Teacher Gift and Thank You Note Idea

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thanks Vineta! We are down to 13 more school days and I’m not mentally prepared for three under foot.

  1. Leslie says:

    What a cute idea! And now you’ve reminded me that we need to pull together teacher appreciation gifts. aaaah! 😀 Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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