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DIY: Teacher Appreciation

As a fellow education professional and Mom, I believe appreciating our teachers is vital. They help our children grow. If you are super lucky to have one that your child adores as well even better. After getting our new HP ENVY we put it right to work! Also find more ideas here.

 Teachers are so important we should take the time to “Thank Them”. 

 What you will need:

A straw

Ribbon or Straw string


“GROW” Printable 


Print out the “Thank you” printable and color it. Tape the printable to the straw and place in a plant.

I just tied the string around in a bow. Perfect for teacher appreciation week or a end of the year “thank you”. This was super easy to create and perfect gift for any teacher!



  1. Ana De-Jesus
    June 6, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    If I was a teacher I would be delighted to receive such a thoughtful gift from my pupil. In Primary my foster mum made my year 5 teacher a card with pictures of me in and I found it really cringey at the time but I can imagine the teacher thought it was cute lol x

  2. Tamara Camera
    June 6, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Awesome printable! Any teacher will be lucky to get the gift and that big smile on his face!
    We still have three weeks of school and I'm actually a bit sad that this year is ending because both of my kids had incredible teachers in preschool and elementary school.

  3. Unknown
    June 6, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    What a cute idea. We did teacher gifts this year too. I am going to save this idea for next year. I think teachers deserve these little treats at the end of the year.

  4. Michelle
    June 7, 2017 / 2:52 am

    What a cute idea! I agree, I think it's so important to show teachers some love!

    Michelle | She's Not So Basic

  5. Unknown
    June 7, 2017 / 3:06 am

    This is seriously such a great idea. Any teacher would be so excited and lucky to receive. I totally love love love this idea.

  6. David Elliott
    June 7, 2017 / 5:06 am

    It looks like such a cool gift for a teacher. I would have loved such a thing when I taught. I always remembered the original gifts. They always meant much more to me.

  7. LisaLisa
    June 7, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    What a wonderful ideal, so thoughtful! I need to make a few of these for the kids teacher, next week is their last day. Love this!!

  8. Unknown
    June 7, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    This is a cute gift that teachers will appreciate. I love that it has a personal touch from the student, as well as something the teacher can enjoy far beyond dying flowers. My kiddo isn't in public schools but could easily give this to his Sunday School teacher.

  9. Anonymous
    June 7, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    i would do it purely because teachers get so low paid for actually doing sth effective in this world -which will always baffle me

  10. Kristen Sass
    June 7, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Great idea! I am always looking for new and creative things to give my kids' teachers because I feel like they get a lot of the same stuff over and over again. Thanks for sharing!

  11. London Mumma
    June 7, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    How great is this little idea. I was actually thinking ofm aking something for my daughters pre-school room carers. Thanks for this.

  12. Melanie Edjourian
    June 7, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    That is such a sweet idea. Some teachers go above and beyond and it's clear that they care. It is apparent to see as the children love them!

  13. Ali Rost
    June 8, 2017 / 12:24 am

    This is such a fun idea. If there's anyone who deserves some extra appreciation, it's our teachers. I'll ask my grandson if it's something he'd be interested in making together. There's a teacher at his preschool who he absolutely adores x

  14. Alice
    June 8, 2017 / 5:27 am

    Wow, that's so sweet gift for a teacher. Simple yet very thoughtful. Awesome!

  15. Kiwi
    June 8, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I think this is so sweet! Teachers shouldnt only be recognized around Christmas time and not with the vintage concept of an apple (no one does that anymore right). This is a sweet gesture and definitely a great idea especially before school let out!

  16. Unknown
    June 8, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I think that's such a lovely and thoughtful way to celebrate and thank teachers. They do so much to help kids learn everyday and often, I feel, can be a little underappreciated.

  17. MSDDAH
    June 8, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Such a creative, thoughtful and sweet idea. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Rose Sahetapy
    June 8, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I'm sure such appreciation will enlight the heart of every teacher. Love the idea, the combining of the word and the plant is definitely beautiful!

  19. Elena
    June 8, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I would love something like that. I am a teacher myself and parents sometimes go over board to give us expensive presents but I enjoy more when I see something from the heart.

  20. Unknown
    June 8, 2017 / 6:59 pm

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  21. Unknown
    June 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    LOVE. Half of my family are teachers. I also believe they are absolutely underappreciated! I like anything DIY so thank you for all these great kid-friendly ideas I will definitely share this.

  22. Miles and Miles Away
    June 8, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love getting gifts like this one, I am a teacher as well, because I believe that this way parents and students show real appreciation.

  23. Spoons and Stilettos
    June 9, 2017 / 6:16 am

    Teachers really deserve all the appreciation in the world. A gift like that is very thoughtful and such a good gesture.

  24. Catvills
    June 9, 2017 / 10:01 am

    What a unique teacher gift! I love the idea. The message is so heartwarming. Any teacher would treasure this gift. A simple "thank you" will really make her day.

  25. Echo aka The Mad Mommy
    June 9, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    This is such a cute idea. As a mom to a special needs child, it is so apparent to me just how special good teachers are!