Today I am sharing with you a DIY Teacher Gift and printable “Thank you for helping me grow” gift tag.

Simple DIY Gift Box

My kids go back to school in late August, so I’ve already been working on what to get their teachers. I decided on something simple and that I KNOW they need – a bookstore gift card.  This way they can either choose to spend it on themselves OR they can put it toward the classroom.

In the past I’ve created DIY notepads, fry boxes filled with goodies, and a coffee cup filled with goodies.

Flower Decorated DIY Gift Box

Of course I can’t just hand them a gift card in an envelope. That’s SO not happening! Instead I made an adorable gift box for the gift card, decorated it with washi tape and a flower and attached a cute little tag. It’s cute and it’s useful!

Teacher Gift Idea

DIY Teacher Gift Supplies:


Create the gift box using cardstock and a Cricut cutting machine or use a purchased gift box. Alternatively print off my Petal Gift Card Holder Template and apply the same concept to that.

Place some tissue paper into the box and place the gift card inside.

DIY Gift Box

Use washi tape or ribbon and wrap it around the top lid of your box like in the picture above.

Feather Pouf Marabou Feather Pouf

Next, adhere a feather pouf to the top of the box with either glue dots or hot glue..

Fabric Flower

Trim the netting from the back of the fabric flower. Flower Decorated Gift Box

Adhere the flower to the top of the feather.

Thanks for helping me grow Gift Tag


PDF Download. Personal use only. Do not alter.
Download the PDF to your computer. Open the file in Adobe Reader.

Print the tags onto 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock. Choose which color tag you want and cut it out along the gray line. Use a small dab of hot glue and adhere it to the box underneath the feather.

Teacher Appreciation Gift IdeaThat’s it! Add a gift card and you have a super simple, super cute AND super useful DIY teacher gift!

I also added some custom Book Plates in addition to the gift card, which I thought elementary teachers would appreciate! 

UPDATE: I’ve been receiving some lovely emails from readers that have used my tags for Flower Gifts and I just had to share this image that The Paper Porch shared with me on Instagram:

Teacher Plant Gift Idea with Free Printable TagDoesn’t it look gorgeous?!?

Thanks to that great idea, I ended up doing this for end of year gifts and I LOVE how they turned out. It only took about a half hour and two thin coats of Chalky Finish Paint.

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint Mason Jar Succulent Planter

Tell me how you’ve used these! Feel free to share pictures with my via email, Facebook or Instagram! I LOVE to see your creativity – it always makes me smile.