Whether you’re heading back to school, coming up with holiday gift idea or the school year is ending, you’ve probably found yourself trying to come up with a homemade teacher gift! Nothing says “thank you” like a small token of your affection and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s our roundup of some great homemade teacher gifts that are all under $5!

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1. Crayon Candy Dish

Nothing says teacher like an artsy use of crayons! This is a bright and cheerful way to say thank you for your young kids teachers. All you need is a box of crayons and a candy dish roughly the height of crayons, both inexpensive items that can be found at a craft store. Using a little hot glue is all you need to create this festive teacher gift! Toss a little candy inside and you’re done!

Head over to TwoSistersCrafting to see the entire tutorial for making your own crayon candy dish.

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2. Personalized Mini Clip Board

I have fond memories of my teachers holding their clipboards at the door to my classrooms, checking everyone in for the day. Most teachers find great uses for such a basic office supply, so why not give a personalized one as a gift? You can find mini clipboards at most dollar stores. Scour your house for a piece of cute scrapbook paper which you probably already have, or pick a few cute sheets for $.10 at a craft store. Then just Modge Podge your paper on and voila!

EchoesOfLaughter has the entire step-by-step on creating your own mini-clipboards, alone with other amazing crafts, DIY’s and recipes.

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3. Highlighters

Give a functional gift like a jar of highlighters with a cute note to make it personal. Teachers end up tossing a lot of gifts because they don’t have room on their desks for chotchkies or simply can’t use what they receive. Avoid both of those by being practical, but personal by emphasizing how important they were to your child this year.

If you like this idea, then check out Love-the-Day.com for the free printable!

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of Life As Mama and a writer for Red Tricycle . I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!

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