TEACHERS RULE: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

TEACHERS RULE: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teachers rule! As a [frazzled] mom to three, I’m not sure how our teachers can calmly and patiently manage a class of 20-something when I’m often run ragged by my trio. So whenever I can show my daughter’s teachers how much they are greatly appreciated, I’m all over it.

As the school year comes to a rapid close, I want to gift these special teachers with a small but creative token of their daily hard work…and to keep them in our good graces for my two active boys who’ll be entering their classrooms shortly! Yikes.

So, I created an end of year Teacher Appreciation Gift that shows them how much they “rule”!

Dazzle while frazzled teacher appreciation


Show your teachers how much they “rule” in four easy steps!

Bonus: Have your child write a note or draw a picture to include within the frame.

Supplies (to make one frame):
– Picture frame (simple and inexpensive)
– 4 x wooden rulers
– Craft glue (this is my favorite)
– Cardstock (or scrapbook stickers like these)
– Foam adhesive squares (if using cardstock)
– Scissors
– Lined notebook paper (optional)


Step No. 1:
Measure the ruler against the size of picture frame you are using. Cut rulers accordingly.

Friendly Note:
 I was able to cut these rulers using my regular ole all purpose scissors. No special sharp tools needed. Yay!

Step No. 2:
Glue the rulers onto the frame. You may need to weigh it down with some soup cans or use clamps to hold in place.

Step No. 3:
If so desired, create some simple teacher graphics using the templates below and some cardstock. They were adhered with some foam adhesive squares for a 3D look.

If not feeling that crafty, use scrapbook stickers instead. It’s all about the thought, right?!

Step No. 4:
Insert a sheet of lined notebook paper inside the frame. Have your child write their teacher a Thank You or draw a picture!