You’re the Star of Our School {Teacher Appreciation}

We needed another fun Teacher Appreciation gift idea. We actually made this craft for the Secretaries at the school. Secretaries Day was April 25th. Did you remember? Secretaries need a little extra love too. They have to deal with all the yuck in a school. Don’t believe me? When a staff person thinks a child might have lice – guess who has to check? When a child throws up in the hall – guess who has to go check? When a child is naughty and gets sent to the office – guess who has to deal with them until the Principal is available? Yep… the secretaries. So we needed to give them a pick me up to.

I’m kind of in love with the whole recycled frappuccino bottle thing.  We made some for Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  So it was kind of calling to us.  The best part?  My co-worker gave me a ton of these bottles!  I don’t drink the stuff.  Blech!  Coffee!  But I love the bottles.

I wrapped the outside with some card stock.  I just picked colors that would match the totally cool (and totally free) printables I printed off the internet.  (Thank you Nothing But Country for these!!!)

I spray painted the lids too.  To coordinated and all =o)

I cut out the tag with a circle cutter and then added a background color.  Mod Podge that one and there you go.  Easy as can be but so cute.  Oh yeah, and fill ‘er full of Starbursts!

Are you looking for other Teacher Appreciation gift ideas?  Here are a few you might like:
Giant Teacher Pencils filled with goodies (recycled Pringles cans!)
Candy Gram for the Teacher
Great way to package a coffee card (to Espresso your thanks)
Fun pencil holder made with pencils =o)
Lots more great ideas for your teacher

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  1. How cute! I love the use of “star” for Starburst and Starbucks!

  2. This is so cute…your ideas are great!

  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness! I wish I would have thought of this a few weeks ago – our theme for next week is “Star”. This would be so perfect. I may have to add it in somewhere… 🙂

  5. Very cute idea!

  6. My sons classroom does a “star” of the week, these would be great lil gifts for the kids during that week!! super cute, thanks for sharing.

  7. What a sweet teacher gift! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. what a lovely gift to give that special teacher and let them know how much you loved them

  9. these are just too cute.

  10. What a fun idea!!

  11. That’s a sweet gift anyone would love. I’m sure the secretaries appreciated being remembered too. Thanks for linking up another great idea at Your Cozy Home Party.

  12. These are really great. What a wonderful idea. Jodi @

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  14. Do you still have a link or PDF of the printables? I can’t seem to get Nothing But Country’s Web site to load, and I would LOVE to make these!

  15. These are the greatest ideas! My step-daughter is a teacher and ANYTHING she receives as a thank you from her kids is SOOOOO appreciated and motivating. She once received a lipstick case (?! she doesn’t even wear litpstick!!) but she keeps it in her purse!

  16. Thank you so much for this cute idea! I used it at the end of the year for the two secretaries!


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  17. Kristin Welch says:

    I definitely need to save your pages for when my girls go back to day care or start school! You have some cute and awesome DIY gift ideas/crafts that I am going to come back to when I need them!!