15+ Teacher Appreciation Ideas

15 ideas for Teacher Appreciation - Printables, gifts, flowers and door ideas!

 It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe it?  Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us… now what am I going to give those amazing teachers who teach my children every day?  No need to worry, we’ve got you covered!  Printables, paper flowers, candy flowers, simple gift ideas, and even door ideas!  It doesn’t get easier than this. Teacher Appreciation Ideas Printables 1. Redbox printable from The Crafting Chicks 2. Classroom Fingerprint Tree from Balancing Home 3. Gift Card Holders from Hip 2 Save  4. Plant Poem from The Crafting Chicks   Gift Ideas 5. Sticking with us from Love the Day  6. Ex’STRAW’dinary Teacher Gift from Giggles Galore  7. The strain is over! From Landeelu  8. Creative Juices from Drama Mama’s Little Corner  Flowers 9. Chocolate Bouquet from Tikkido 10. Paper Blooms from Lia Griffith 11. Pencil Posies from The Crafting Chicks  12. Marker Bouquet from The Happy Scraps  Doors 13. Superhero door from You’ve Been Framed  14. Music Teacher door [Read More…]

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Fresh Spring Centerpiece


Nothing says Spring quite like fresh flowers and…asparagus! Ok, maybe not asparagus, but look how great it looks in this Fresh Spring Centerpiece! Here’s what I used: -Flowers -Asparagus -Rubber bands -Jute Twine -Scissors I got the tulips from Walmart for less than $5! First, I arranged the flowers how I liked, put a rubber band around them to hold them in place and trimmed the stems to the height I wanted. I used a toilet paper roll to add a little structure and to keep the tulips in place. Next, I trimmed all the asparagus. I used another rubber band around the toilet paper roll to hold the asparagus in place. Once all the asparagus was in place, I tied jute twine around the top and bottom and removed the rubber band. I love tulips, but you could use any kind of flower and it would look great! I can’t wait to use this on my dining table! Heck, [Read More…]

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20 Spring Decor Ideas

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these! So many easy DIY projects!

 Spring is almost here!  Are you ready for it?  Oh I am!  Well, my house isn’t … but I am!  To help get you ready for Spring, we’ve gathered 20 of the best Spring Decor projects from the web.  Add any of these to your home and you’ll be feeling the sunshine! 20 Spring Decor Ideas Chalkboard Herb Garden from The Crafting Chicks Pallet Planter from Southern House Restoration Rustic Succulent Pots from Meatloaf and Melodrama Boxwood Wreath from Reasons to Skip the Housework Colorful Burlap Wreath from Ginger Snap Crafts Faux Flowering Branches from My Soulful Home Tulips in a Vase from Life Fad Tint Mason Jars Blue from Setting for Four Spring Sign from Creations by Kara How to make a Moss Wreath from Entirely Eventful Day Hello Spring sign from Create Craft Love Spring Baby Grass Wreath from P.S. It’s in the Details He Has Risen printable from 36th Avenue Paper Spider Mums from Live Laugh Rowe [Read More…]

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Colorful Burlap Wreath

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Hello! I’m Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com, and I am so excited to be here today sharing this super easy & fun colorful burlap wreath! This wreath provides that fun pop of color to your front door that is perfect for spring. Who’s ready for spring? I know I am. So let’s get started! You’ll need a few supplies for this project: foam wreath form wide burlap ribbon glue gun & glue sticks 4 burlap flowers I found these (already made!) burlap flowers for a few dollars each at the craft store. They come in so many fun colors. I’m sure you can find some to match your home decor!  First I wrapped my wreath form with the burlap ribbon. I used the hot glue gun every couple of inches or so to secure the ribbon to the wreath. Be careful the hot glue is hot, & the burlap is pretty porous. You don’t want to burn yourself. I’m talking from experience. 😉 After my wreath [Read More…]

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DIY Floral Crowns

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Hi there Crafting Chicks followers! This is Ali from Dream Crafter back again to share another artsy fartsy idea. I’m sure you have seen these DIY floral crowns floating around Pinterest and I can’t get enough of them! (Sigh…if only I had  girl.) But I do love them for adults too. Not only are these floral crowns really cute, they are also REALLY easy to make (my favorite aspect of any craft.) Here’s what you’ll need to make these festive little beauties: 1. A whole bunch of fake flowers. (I would suggest getting some quality ones like at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.) I had an entire box full of fake flowers in my grandma’s basement just waiting to be used. Score! 2. Fabric Scissors 3. Neutral colored felt 4. Floral wire 5. Needle nose pliers 6. Wire cutters 7. Regular craft scissors 8. Hot glue gun and glue 9. Headbands or something stiff you can make a crown with. (Like [Read More…]

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Flower Topped Pencils

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Disclosure: This is post is part of Michael’s #createtoeducate campaign and I received a gift card for my supplies. All opinions are mine.   Here’s a cute little back to school gift that is completely applicable and useful for the classroom!   Supplies: Americana Chalky Finish Paint 6″ Double-Sided Cardstock Pencils Mason Jar Bakers Twine Cricut Explore Step 1: Paint the jar with the the Americana Chalky Finish paint and while it is drying we’ll work on the flowers. Step 2: First, cut flowers out. I used a Cricut Explore and one of their 3D flowers. The hole is already in the middle and was the perfect size to fit over the eraser. I cut 5 layers that gradually get smaller from double sided cardstock. All 5 flowers fit perfectly on the 6″ cardstock, which was perfect! I love double sided cardstock because the colors always coordinate and you can get a different patterns without having to load and cut [Read More…]

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Sweet Mother’s Day Handprint Poem *Free Printable

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  Sharing an adorable last minute gift idea for moms!  Who doesn’t love those sweet handprints…along with this poem: “I made these flowers with my hand, & for gratitude they will stand, You’re my mom and I LOVE you. Thanks for all the things you do… For helping me to learn and grow, and teaching me all that you know” You can print this 8.5 x11 page below…just add those sweet handprints. (For personal use only, not for resale. Copyright by thecraftingchicks.com) Pin It

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11 Ideas to Help Your Garden Grow


Over the years I’ve learned that people are on either side of the yardwork fence, you either love it or you despise it. I’m a yard work junkie and find great satisfaction in having a weed free yard with a trimmed lawn and blooming flowers. Yesterday, I mowed our lawn for the first time this year! So to kick off the growing season here are 11 posts from around the web with information to get your yard and garden looking great! If you don’t know where to begin, check out these tips from Cottage at the Crossroads Sherelle has beautiful photos of her garden and the produce she raises. Even those with a black thumb will be wanting to grow garden produce like she does. They even have their own greenhouse–which I’m pretty envious of. This potted wall is a great way to bring color into a small space by Better Homes and Gardens Find tips on how to plant [Read More…]

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DIY Interchangeable Belts


I’m so excited to share with you today the online shop Hair Bow Supplies Etc!  Why you might ask?  Check out the awesomeness below.  I don’t know about you, but when I get my hands on ribbon, especially ribbon with stripes, trinkets, jewels, fabric flowers, stretchy elastic and glittery stretchy elastic, I get extremely giddy.  This is what I came up with when I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the very best stuff from Hair Bow Supplies Etc. Keep going… So there are a thousand things you could make with these awesome supplies.  I wanted to come up with something unique, something my little 5 year-old Q would adore. Oh and check out their Valentine ribbon… So we came up with Interchangeable belts, with interchangeable things to put on them.  Easy enough right?!. Here’s an example: Supplies: -Flowers -1 yard of elastic -alligator clips -glue gun and glue -felt Glue the flowers onto a circle [Read More…]

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Decorate Your Teacher’s Door {Teacher Appreciation Week}

door decorating ideas for teacher appreciation week "You uplift us and help our knowledge to soar" and "thanks for helping us grow"

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our elementary school, and since I’m a room mom for both of my kids’ classes I got to decorate their teachers’ doors! We love our teachers and are thankful they take such care and have provided a wonderful learning environment for our children. I thought I’d share what we did for their doors. {I realize that you might have already had your Teacher Appreciation Week so if that’s the case, you can pin this idea for next year! } “You uplift us and help our knowledge to soar” For the first grade door I used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of darling little hot air balloons for the theme. along with all of the words. I used different colors of cardstock for this. I had the students each decorate their own hot air balloon and then I took a photo of each of them and glued it to the balloon. (I [Read More…]

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