How Cute are these DIY Teacher Gifts?! So Easy to Make Too!

Another school year is nearly done which means it’s time to thank your kids’ teachers for all that they do and have put up with during 2020. Lockdown, online learning, attempting to keep 25 kids engaged on Zoom, a return to the classroom, then, for many, a return to online learning.

It’s been a trip, that’s for sure!

There are so many unique teachers’ gifts out there and plenty of local companies offer personalised products perfect for Christmas gifts. However, if you want to get a bit crafty and go the DIY route for an even more personalised approach, then check out these clever creations, all totally doable (after a trip to Kmart).

Craft supply stations

mum centralHow cool is this Craft Cake? Five tiers of arts and crafts supplies ready for next year!

Clever mumma Hayley Nicole Brown shared her cute idea with Kmart Mums Australia and we just love it so much! The creation cost her a total of $25 and includes:

  • A jumbo tub of chalk
  • Two packets of textas
  • Glitter tubes
  • Glue sticks
  • Coloured pencils

She used a large tub of chalk as the bottom tier, followed by a tub of textas and a tub of coloured pencils. She then decorated the top tier with coloured pencils, added some glue sticks (using double sided tape) and tinsel and, voila!

It’s a coloured-pencil pencil holder!

mum centralHere’s another cute idea – transform a boring cutlery holder into a coloured pencil holder – perfect for any desk.  Mum Laura Boniface shared her teacher gifts on Facebook, explaining that she used a $4 cutlery holder plus a 36 pack of coloured pencils ($3), both from Kmart.


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She then used a drop saw to quickly cut the pencil down to side (or you could sharpen them to suit too) and a quick dry glue to attach them to the holder.

Pair it with a bottle of wine or a box of choccies and you’ve got a beautiful personalised present to send your child’s teacher off into the summer break.

Plant appreciation

Plants are always appreciated but we especially love the idea of adding a little note to your plant of choice. Succulents are pretty popular right now and you can get already potted ones for around the $5 mark at Kmart and Bunnings.

We discovered these cute little signs over at Three Kids and a Fish. Cathy, from Three Kids and a Fish attached the signs on a toothpick and potted the succulents into painted mason jars.

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Animal attraction

The Kmart sloth planter also makes for an adorable option for teacher’s gifts. This pic was shared on Facebook last year but the Sloth Hanger is still “hanging” around at KMart online for $7.50.

Kmart has added a few more animal planters to the collection too – a llama, a giraffe and a white hedgehog.

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Mini mixed drinks

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What do you get when you combine Kmart’s popular Six Novelty Stemless glasses with a mini bottle of liqueur (Bailey’s preferred)? The perfect teacher gift is what!

Mum Amanda Walters added some choccies and a lollipop to each glass too – Merry Christmas indeed!

Personalised journals

kmart christmas teachers gifts

This idea was from two years ago but you can easily do it this year too – simply use a 2021 journal instead of a 2019 one. The ones above are from Kmart but heaps of stationery stores sell 2021 journals. Add some alphabet stickers and you’ve got another easy yet useful teacher gift.

We especially love this one for daycare teachers or for teacher aides. Often your child will have several teachers who assist them who deserve a little gift too.

You can get your child to add a little note on the inside the cover too for an extra special touch.

More teachers’ gifts ideas 

We hope these ideas have inspired you to get a little bit crafty! Check out a few of our previous stories on great gift ideas for teachers:

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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