INSIDE: How to make DIY teacher appreciation gift using inexpensive photo frames and school rulers. Easy Thank You gift for teacher.

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teachers rule! As a [frazzled] mom to three, I’m not sure how our teachers can calmly and patiently manage a class of 20-something when I’m often run ragged by my trio. So whenever I can show my kids teachers how much they are greatly appreciated, I’m all over it.

As the school year comes to a close, I want to gift these special teachers with a small but creative token of their daily hard work …and to keep them in our good graces for my two active boys who are now in their classrooms!

So, I created an end of year Teacher Appreciation Gift that shows them how much they “rule”!

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How to Make Teacher Appreciation Thank You Frame

Show your teachers how much they “rule” in four easy steps!

Bonus: Have your child write a note or draw a picture to include within the frame.

Supplies (to make one frame):
– Picture frame (simple and inexpensive)
– 4 x wooden rulers
Craft glue
– Cardstock (or scrapbook stickers like these)
Foam adhesive squares (if using cardstock)
– Scissors
– Lined notebook paper (optional)

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

How to Make Teacher Appreciation Ruler Frame

Step No. 1:
Measure the ruler against the size of picture frame you are using. Cut rulers accordingly.

Friendly Note:
I was able to cut these rulers using my regular ole all purpose scissors. No special sharp tools needed. Yay!

Step No. 2:
Glue the rulers onto the frame. You may need to weigh it down with some soup cans or use clamps to hold in place.

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift
Step No. 3:
If so desired, create some simple teacher graphics using the templates below and some cardstock.

They were adhered with some foam adhesive squares for a 3D look.

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If not feeling that crafty, use scrapbook stickers instead. It’s all about the thought, right?!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift
Step No. 4:
Insert a sheet of lined notebook paper inside the frame.

Have your child write their teacher a Thank You or draw a picture!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

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