4. Sugar Scrub

Most teachers love body products, and you can make them a personalized one if you know them well enough. If you plan on making this gift for multiple teachers, then you can definitely come in under $5 a piece, especially if you already have the ingredients at home. Find out their favorite fragrance and make them a homemade blend of sugar scrub in a cute jar. You can even attach a cute tag with the picture of the fragrance, like a lemon or orange, for an even better presentation. Follow our Life As Mama recipe here and give the gift of softer hands!



5. Monogram Crayon Art

After seeing this gift, it made me want to make one for my daughters room! This is a very inexpensive craft, as all you need are a box of crayons and a frame, which can both be found at the dollar store. Stencil out what letter you want to make and cut your crayons to size. Then just glue together!

Visit to see how she created this super cute gift, along with her other great crafting and photography ideas.

10 Cute Homemade Teacher Gifts For Under $5!


6. Quote Clipboard

This DIY clipboard made specifically to hang inspirational quotes and for display on a desk, is a classy way to thank your teacher. It serves a purpose, without being cheesy and overtly “teacher-ish.” You can even up your game by supplying a few quote carts to get your teacher started!

Check out for all the details on making your own.

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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