DIY – end of year teacher gift

While looking for homemade gift ideas to make and send with my daughter to give her teacher today on the last day of school (already?! how did this happen so soon?), I stumbled upon this idea on simple seleta and loved it! I incorporated a few things in this “carry all” that I thought the teacher would enjoy while kicking off her summer — but the possibilities are endless.

I started with a green soda bottle carry from IZZE. I covered the box with cheery yellow scrapbook paper, but you could leave as is (especially the IZZE boxes because they have a nice colorful, modern look).

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Here is what I used to create the gift:

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- IZZE soda box plus I left in one of the lime sodas

- vanilla frappuccino bottle

- bundle of striped paper straws

- small glass bud vase ($1.99 at Target) filled with yellow mini button flowers

- Starbucks biscotti and package of fruit and nuts trail mix (not pictured above)

- $10 Starbucks card

After covering the box, I printed out a paper that read “enjoy summer” and glued it to the front.

Thanks simple seleta for the inspiration! I can see so many variation of this idea. What about you? What could you make one of these carry all treat boxes for? I’d love to hear your homemade gift ideas!

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14 Comments on DIY – end of year teacher gift

  1. jessie
    June 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it! Such a sweet (and thoughtful) gift!

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  2. Tiffany
    June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh there are so many ways to make this work:

    BBQ sauce and seasons for Dad

    Cocoa and mix-ins at Christmas

    Mini bottle of wine and pretty wine glass, wine glass charms for an open house

    Garden gloves, seeds, and plant markers for Mother’s Day

    Lotions, bath sponge, bath gel for a Friend

    I tunes gift card, ear buds, iPod case, and Soda/Snacks for a Teen/Tween

    Cupcake liners, sprinkles, gourmet chocolate sauses etc.

    Soda, popcorn, candy, and video or gift card for video rental/purchase

    Colored pens and pencils, rolled up vellum or art papers, paints and brushes etc. for an Artist

    Really you could do SO many themes here!

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  3. Tori
    June 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I agree Tiffany! Just what I was thinking – so many ideas. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Gayle
    June 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Now that is an awesome idea. As an ex-teacher, I can’t tell you how many times I received hand lotion and candles. And whilst it is never expected and you are always grateful, a gift like this would be so wondeful and apt for a teacher. Love it!

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  5. teri@thefreshmancook
    June 10, 2011 at 9:12 am (3 years ago)

    Absolutely a great gift that is so pretty and cute! Who wouldn’t love to get this? You are right . There are so many possibilities, they are endless!! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for great inspiration!!

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  6. Lissa (Bellenza)
    June 14, 2011 at 5:07 am (3 years ago)

    Love the touch of adding a little vase of fresh flowers!

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  7. Mallory
    June 15, 2011 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    That is so cute! Such a perfectly simple and easy gift. I love the IZZE sodas too – great design and they’re really yummy. (Also great as mixers for alcohol!)

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  8. Rachel
    June 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for the inspiration! I really like the idea of a consumable gift for a teacher, and not “one more thing” she has to figure out what do with. I made one for my daughter’s teacher today, and she absolutely loved it!

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