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DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gift

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Posted on December 17, 2019 by Linnea Holgersson from Creative Fabrica

Still looking for some last-minute holiday gifts? We’ve got you covered! Crafter Ashley, also known as Amcx Studio, has put this easy, cute DIY project together which—the perfect last-minute Holiday Gift for teachers!

DIY Teachers Gift

The school year has been rather hectic, and as we near the Christmas holidays, the hours seem to FLY by like no-one’s business. It seem like just yesterday that I was making a game plan for how to eat the most food on Thanksgiving (spoiler alert, I executed it flawlessly!). With so many gifts to purchase for kids, partners, parents, siblings—that aunt that you only see on Christmas— we oftentimes forget about those who willingly put up with our kids for hours on end— teachers. Now, it can be hard to find something to gift them, I mean, what do they like? Are they into cookies? Are they on a diet? Are they coffee drinkers? Do they need wine? Is that inappropriate to send to school? The questions are INTENSE! *Breathe* I have come up with the PERFECT gift that is budget-friendly and easy to make. BONUS points, it’s also useful!

Supplies needed

What you need to buy:

  • Dollar vase from Dollar Tree $1.00

  • Pack of pencils (I got mine from Wal-Mart, a pack of 72 for $3.97)

  • SVG Teacher Quotes, check out some really nice ones here!

What you need, but that you probably already have:

  • Adhesive permanent vinyl

  • Cotton ball

  • Alcohol

Bringing the total to just under 5 dollars! I went an extra step and picked up a cute bag for a few dollars to put the vase in as well.

How to create the Teachers Gift

The first thing you want to do is find a super cute SVG file. Since it’s for a teacher, I chose “I’m sorry, was my teaching interrupting your talking?” and “I teach tiny humans, you can’t scare me!”. You can use whatever you want though.

Once you decide on the colors you want, cut out the design and layer colors as necessary.

Now is when it gets fun! Take a cotton ball and some alcohol and rub it over the surface of your vase. This will make sure that you clean any oils from your hands that might be on the glass. Once you have done that, allow the alcohol to air dry. Take your vinyl decal and place it on the cup. *Pro-tip* If you want to make sure your design is aligned properly, fill the cup up with water and use the waterline as a good ruler!

Lastly, open your box of pencils and fill it up! I was able to fit around 65 in the vase comfortably. Put this present inside a tall gift bag, fill it up with some tissue paper, and you are good to go!

That’s it, guys! How cute is this?! You can also put pens, dry erase markers, paintbrushes, and more depending on your teacher’s specific class.

If you are interested in following me in 2020 and seeing more tutorials, craft files, and freebies, then check out my site at Thanks for reading, and be sure to share those finished projects! I love seeing what everyone creates. Happy crafting!

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