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Teachers are the worlds unsung heroes. They work tirelessly to help shape our kids into the world's future leaders. For all the work they do, they are vastly unappreciated. In honor of teacher appreciation (and because I love to craft!), I compiled a list of 12 Cricut Gift Ideas for Teachers. Whether you're making gifts for your own teachers, or your helping your child show their appreciation to their teachers, I think any one of these gift ideas will make them feel so special!
Some of the things on the list don't explicitly need a Cricut or Silhouette, so if you don't have one, you can get by on some of these! (Although, if you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette, seriously, you need one. It's a crafting game changer!)
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1. A Custom Mug
Does your child have a teacher that you adore? Print out a design on your Cricut or Silhouette to make them a special mug! Is your husband or wife a teacher? Make them a mug. Want to express your gratitude to an influential educator from your life? Mug. A vinyl design on a mug is the perfect go-to gift for a reason! Because it’s the best! But let’s be real, it is an especially great gift for teachers who need a little more caffeine than the rest of us 😉 Have a lot of teachers you appreciate? Buy your mugs in bulk.
2. Crayon Monogram
This is such a lovely and personal classroom decoration, especially for an elementary school teacher. All you need is a knife, crayons, a frame, and a glue gun! What could be simpler? You can find the full tutorial here on Confidence Meets Parenting! As you can see, they use a pretty standard font to put the teacher’s name at the bottom. If you want spice yours up, why not use a more fun font instead! May I suggest this one?
3. Yummy Candle with Homemade Label
I’m sure that after a long day of imparting great wisdom to students, all teachers love a moment to relax. (And maybe even a cup of tea! You know, in a MUG!) Help them relax with some sweet aroma therapy. Candle scents I’m currently obsessed with: Vanilla pear, Balsam trees, and Sandalwood! The DIY is all in the label though! Unless you want to make your own candle too for extra, extra crafting points. I love the phrase, "Thanks for being a SCENTsational teacher!" How cute is that?? Get fancy with your Cricut or Silhouette to make a label as special as your teacher!
4. Teacher's "Emergency Stash" Box
I have to say, I LOVE this idea so much. I think it is so adorable. Eighteen 25 goes into full detail on their blog, but the basic idea is this: Get a box, decorate it, fill it with goodies for a rough day. This is perfect for a friend or loved one, because you can add in all their favorite treats and candies. Maybe even a little stress ball or some K-cups for emergency coffee. (GASP. But what will they drink the coffee out of?? See idea #1) Eighteen 25 includes a printable “Teacher’s Emergency Stash” tag in their post, but you could always make and print your own to be more personal! (i.e. Ms. Moore’s Emergency Stash)
5. Custom Clipboard
6. Painted Mason Jars
I’m calling the police because, THESE ARE TOO CUTE. Are they perfect for any teacher in your life? Yes. Are they perfect for literally any person who loves cute things and owns pens? Also yes. I’m including Color Made Happy’s post with instructions for these jar because I love them so darn much, but frankly the sky is the limit! You could do something simple like the apple jar or something trickier! And if painting isn’t so much your style you can always cut out a vinyl design (like this one!) and decorate your mason jar that way!
7. EOS Lip Balm Cards
Need a quick and easy teacher gift that costs about 4 whole dollars? This is the one for you! Step one: Print the card. Step two: Attach EOS lip balm. Step 3: You did it! Go treat yourself to a glass of wine. I’ve included a 3 different card links so you can pick your favorite! The apple and space designs recommend cutting out a hole to fit the lip balm in but the flower design reminds us that we can just glue that little baby on if we want. Because we have glasses of wine waiting for us!
8. A "Word Apple"
I had never seen this word cloud website until I found this tutorial on The Boy and Me! It’s such a simple and thoughtful idea! You simply type in the words you want (teacher, learning, classroom, etc.) and the website does the rest! Then you just print and cut when it’s all done! You could follow in the footsteps of The Boy and Me to make a card or you could turn yours into a framed print! Either way, you can use your Cricut or Silhouette to make the surrounding paper designs extra special.
9. Teacher Tribe T-Shirts
Perfect for a group gift or even for colleagues if you’re a teacher yourself! This is my own “Teacher Tribe” design and it is absolutely 100% FREE! You can download it here! For this project you'll need a blank T-shirt (I buy mine in bulk here), Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV for short) and a heat press! You can use an iron, but I've had some issues with the HTV peeling up. This problem disappeared after I got my heat press!
10. A Cute Succulent with a Vinyl Decal
Succulents are so popular right now and with good reason! They're way easy to take care of, and they're very cute! I think any teacher would be happy to have this lovely reminder that someone was thinking of them. The teacher can either take it home, or keep the plant in the classroom where students can watch and learn all about these spectacular plants. Grab your Cricut and your vinyl to make some decals. Monograms are great for this! If you're looking to share your thanks, a good phrase to use is "Thanks for helping me grow!"
11. Teacher Tote Bag
What teacher isn’t constantly carrying around books and supplies and papers to be graded and lesson plans and all other manner of stuff?? Although you can’t carry it all for them, you can at least let them haul their haul in style! The method for this is the same as making custom T-shirts, except with a tote bag!
12. Book Page Apple
Okay, so I included this one here for my overachievers. My A++ crafting students. I think this is a gorgeous little craft that is actually deceptively simple one you read the guide! Any teacher would be proud to display this everlasting apple on their desk. This guide comes from the blog Hymns and Verses! If you are an exacto-knives, paint, and careful measuring kind of crafter then this is the project for you. And if not, that’s okay too! Remember, there’s nothing wrong with the gift of a nice mug!
Thanks for reading this list of 12 Cricut Teacher Gift Ideas! Are there any teacher gifts that you've made in the past that you'd like to share? Did you use your Cricut to DIY or something else? I'd love to hear from you, so let me know in the comments!
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