DIY Teacher Mug & End of Year Gift Ideas

8:24 PM

Every year, I like to get a little something for my daughter's teacher as a thank you. Every time, it's something different. Last year it was a reusable tumbler that came with a lid and straw and filled it with chocolates and a Dunkin' Donuts gift card. This year, I thought that we'd get a little more creative!

This idea came to mind when I was in the store looking at cups and thought of how great it would be to decorate one. There are so many ways to do it, but I left it up to my daughter and she designed it. This was a super simple craft that didn't take long and didn't cost a lot.

What you'll need:

  • Plain Coffee Mug
  • Paint Pen


First, start off with cleaning the mug and making sure it's dry and then choose which color you would like to use. I had a gold and a black. My daughter chose gold. Then, simply decorate the mug and let dry!

Quick Note: Make sure the the mug is hand washed!

We plan on adding a gift card to either Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts inside. I haven't decided yet on whether or not to make a gift basket and put this inside. I'll just have to find the time!

Here are some other great ideas!

  • DIY Wreath
  • Picture Frame
  • Manicure in a Jar (Mason jars work great!)
  • Framed Poem
  • Flowers (DIY paper flowers will last forever!)
  • Gift Card
  • A Plant
  • Sweet Treats
  • Beach Accessories

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I bet the teachers love recieving these!

  2. This is a cute idea that I'm sure her teacher will love! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Thanks, Amanda! I love linking up every week!

  3. I love these! They would be a cute Mothers Day gift too! Pinning, thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from the Best Recipes DIY link party.

  4. Great idea! I love personalized gifts.Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  5. These are so cute! The possibilities are endless on designs you could do!

  6. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us for Idea Box. I hope you link up with us again this week!! Party is live tomorrow morning. xo clem


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