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DIY Teacher Gifts To Make & Sell

Take a break from the tired gift card or hot chocolate this year and check out these DIY teacher gifts to make or sell. Every year I struggle to find what to buy my kids’ teachers. You want to show how much you appreciate them but like everyone, you are shopping on a budget. 

This year is even worse because I’m trying to skip a lot of stores and I really want to do my Christmas shopping early. 

If you want to make your teacher gifts yourself but don’t want to give tacky, cheap stuff that will just be tossed, the ideas below are for you. They would make great hostess gifts too! 

Side hustle idea: If you want to make some extra money for the holidays, consider making and selling some of these DIY teacher gifts.

Facebook is full of people looking for last minute Christmas gifts and you can make some extra pocket money while helping people out. 

DIY teacher gifts

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DIY Teacher Gifts

Click through each link for the full instructions and in many cases, a free printable. 

Festive Tea Blend from Friends Family Food

Looking for a great hostess gift for a tea lover? Make and package your own festive tea!

DIY teacher gifts


Homemade Caramel Sauce from NeighborFood

This easy salted caramel sauce recipe adds amazing flavor to anything that it’s drizzled on, and it makes for a great homemade gift idea!

DIY Teacher Gifts



DIY “Pampering in a Cup” from Glitter, Inc

These gift in a cup ideas are perfect for teachers or even for a friend’s gift exchange, and so easy to make! 

DIY Pampering in a cup


Home-made Peppermint Body Scrub

This scrub looks good enough to eat! 

candy cane scrub teacher's gift


Colored Pencil Vase from Thrifty Jinxy

Add some festive flowers to this vase and you have the perfect DIY teacher gift. 

DIY Christmas gift


Easy Keto Cinnamon-Maple Spiced Nuts from Appetite For Energy 

If you want to give a food gift but don’t want to bake, check out this tasty snack idea. 

DIY Teacher gifts


Essential Oil Roller Recipes For Teachers from Happy Home Happy Heart

I LOVE this idea. You can buy the glass bottles from Amazon for cheap. 

Essential oil blends for teachers


Teacher Appreciation Fortune Cookies  from Tikkido

How inventive are these cute fortune cookies? You could adapt them for all kinds of gifts. 

teacher appreciation fortune cookies


Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub from Good Life Eats

Another gorgeous beauty product to make and gift.

Get more ideas here: How To Make Beauty Products To Sell Or Gift

rosemary mint scrub


Retro Apple Tote from My Poppet Makes 

This tote is not as hard to make as it looks! 

DIY teacher gifts


Teacher Survival Kit from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Fill a jar with tons of teacher essentials  – the ultimate useful gift. 

teacher survival kit


DIY Geometric Candle Holder  from Our Kind Of Crazy

These candle holders are just gorgeous! Imagine them as a centrepiece at a wedding (great shower gift!). 

geometric candle holder


DIY Terrariums from Mama Smiles 

This is one of my favorite DIY teacher gifts because your kids can make them with you! So much fun and so pretty. 

DIY Terrarium


Sharpie Mugs  from A Hundred Affections 

Sharpie mugs have been doing the rounds on Pinterest for years but reviews are always mixed. Click through to get proper instructions on Sharpie mugs that actually turn out and last!

sharpie mugs DIY


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