July 17, 2022
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Being a teacher is a tough job, I applaud every person who has a passion for teaching. The patience and love a person has when they are a teacher is unmatched. Teacher Appreciation Week should be more like a month (or two). We can use our creativity to show our gratitude this year with these Cricut ideas.
This card is quick to put together and super cute! I always find getting and giving a card is the simplest and sweetest way to show someone that you care. You can always tell the love that goes into a homemade card.
If you are having any trouble - learn how to download and upload all of the free SVG files on my website here.
You can add a nice sentiment and thank you on the inside and even have your student write something special to show how much their teacher has helped them grow this year.
Give this card by itself or with your present (you can even make it smaller and add it like a gift tag).
Less than 15 minutes
This one is from Amara at GlitzLabMIA - she used glitter paper to make the S look like a pencil with school paper as the background. I love the print and cut files she used as details.
Around 30-45 minutes
Add your special touch with apple patterned paper or composition book pattern! Check out Pinterest for free Digital Paper Packs Add your teacher's name and layer with the Cricut offset feature.
This is a super cute DIY gift that they can display in their classroom year after year - how does that not say appreciation?
I am a sucker for a mandala and you can make these relatively quickly. Honestly, the longest part of making layered mandalas is the cutting part.
Around 30 minutes
Any teacher would love to have some fun handmade art to display in their classroom. You can even find an affordable shadowbox on Amazon so it looks clean!
You can find the SVG for this file here.
If you're a vinyl lover this one is for you! You can grab some heat transfer vinyl and make a tote bag. You can usually find all different size bags at your local craft store ranging from $2-$5.
Carly at CocoAndBlue2 created this tote for her kid's teachers this year.
I love the saying she chose, you can find plenty of SVGs for teacher appreciation through your Cricut Access account or you can create your own in design space or on Inkscape! Make sure to personalize the bag and now your teacher has something that they can use for years to come!
Around 15-30 minutes
This one does take a little longer but just because of the small pieces on each pencil. I made a simple box out of paper but you can use a wooden box from the Dollar Tree, cut out 16 of the pencil SVGs then wrapped them around the box. You can fill this with gift cards and chocolate then wrap it with cellophane and you have a customized gift box.
Tip: you can make the assembly easier by using vinyl for the details or using painter's tape to keep the paper together.
Around 30-45 minutes
They can help you assemble each project so it becomes even more special to give.
If you have any questions or ideas for Teacher Appreciation gifts you can contact me at any time!