As someone who formerly worked in education, I’ll tell you a secret… Teachers are tired of getting mugs for Christmas! Every single year, they get so many mugs filled with cocoa, tea, and candy that they eventually have so many, they cannot fit in their cabinets. Many teachers eventually donate these mugs to a thrift store. Another all-too-common gift is candles. Some people absolutely adore to burn candles around the house, while others totally despise it. So instead of going for the same old boring gifts, consider helping your kids make their teachers a DIY present during the holidays that will stand out from the crowd.
30. Chalkboard Crayon Wreath
During the holiday season, people love to hang wreaths on their front door. Some teachers even like to do this on the front door of their classroom. So what could be better than making a wreath with school supplies? With just a few items from the craft store, you and your kids can make this chalkboard crayon wreath at home. Once the project is done, your child can write a message on the chalkboard for their teacher, like “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Smith!”
The great thing about this wreath is that it could be hung all year long, not just the holiday season. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out A Pumpkin and a Princess. Blogger Crystal Owens explains that she got the boxes of crayons during a back-to-school sale at Target for just 50 cents each, and the dimensional sticker accessories like the apple, composition notebook, and pencil were all purchased from Michael’s craft store.