By now you’re wading through Back to School shopping for supplies and clothes and backpacks and Back to School teacher gifts are just one more thing to weigh down your mind, not to mention the budget.
“I get it, I really do” says this mom of five.
I also think that teachers are underpaid, underappreciated and the first day of school is a wonderful opportunity to start off on the right foot by saying “I see you, thank you.” Because let’s face it, teachers know that gifts really come from the parents.
So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Back to School Teachers Gifts that are easy and frugal, but also super cool. I’ve even given you some frugal tips to help you save on each gift.
Eos Lip Balm Teacher Gift
This takes bringing the teacher an apple to a whole new level! However you slice the apple, it’s gonna cost you about $3 plus paper supplies, but that’s a great deal for a unique teacher gift.
Altered Composition Book
I cannot even begin to say how much I love this painted and stenciled composition book. Forget the teacher…gift one to your favorite blogger. 😉
You probably have left over craft paint in your closet. If you don’t you can pick this up cheap at Hobby Lobby along with a fun stencil. Be sure to use print your 40% off coupon to use if the items aren’t already on sale the week you shop. You can also show it to the cashier on you smartphone.
Washi Tape Clipboard
Help your favorite teacher stay organized in style with this super easy DIY teacher gift. Grab 10 rolls of washi tape on Amazon for $2.61 shipped to make this a super frugal gift! Then pick up a $1 clipboard at Dollar Tree or Walmart and head to your craft closet for left over ribbon.
Washi Tape Teacher Gift with FREE Printable
You all know I love washi tape and I bet your favorite teacher does too! Gift her with a few rolls and this super cute FREE printable! Grab this deal for washi tape on Amazon!
For a teacher, there’s no such thing as too many pencils, especially when they’re presented so prettily. We have all the Back to School Deals posted for you every week. Search our shopping lists to see who has the lowest price on pencils. Check the Dollar Tree for miniature flower pots, but you may be able to pick one up cheaper at Hobby Lobby, along with craft paint.
Teacher’s Create Caddy
If I were a teacher, this would be my dream-come-true kind of gift! Use our Favado search tool below to find the lowest prices on highlighters, sharpies, pencils, markers and more! Check the dollar store for jars and crates or baskets.
Mark My Words Sharpie Gift
Pick up a few sale priced sharpied during the back to school sales and create this awesome and easy teacher gift to start the year off right! Take advantage of BTS deals to pick up sharpies for a song. Use our Favado search tool to find the lowest prices around town:
Miniature Crayon Vase
Take the teacher flowers in this cute miniature crayon vase and you’ll move to the top of the class for sure! And it’s totally frugal since it only requires an upcycled can, a cheap box of crayons and some scrap ribbon.
DIY Apple Candy Pot
Your new teacher will love getting an apple filled with her favorite candy.
What I love most about all of these DIY Back to School Teacher Gifts is that the TEACHERS WILL LOVE THEM! They’re fun, thoughtful and useful.
Like it or not, Christmas is right around the corner…start planning your Teacher Christmas Gift. Here’s a frugal, but super cute gift that can be created in less than 10 minutes. And who doesn’t love chocolate?