This week, if you’re like the rest of the Partially Motivated world, is the week you are scrambling to come up with original, easy ideas to provide gifts for those who have helped you or your children grow either through Teacher Appreciation Week or Mother’s Day.  So to save you some research time we have gathered some great do it yourself projects from the web that can work for both Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day and are super cost effective for those of us who might or might not have 11 teachers and 3 mothers to arrange for.


Re-Purposed Vase by Skip to my Lou

Who knew an old jelly jar could turn out so beautifully?

Teacher Appreciation and Mother's Day Gift

Recycle Craft: Clover Frill Corsage by Craft Test Dummies

Pins like these are super trendy in my neck of the woods.  I’m not a great seamstress, but I think I could handle these easy instructions.

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gift

Mother’s Day Mug Cake by Crissy’s Crafs

I think this project could easily be changed for Teacher’s Appreciation Day.  And who doesn’t like cake?

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gift

Bring a Gift of Spring by Dos Family

I think these are just super sweet, and it would be a great project for little hands to take part in.

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gifts

Treat Jar Toppers by Eighteen25

Download the tags provided by Eighteen25 for both teacher’s and mother’s day gifts.  So easy and so cute!

Teacher Appreciation and Mother's Day Gifts

Chalkboard Pot by Fancy Schmancy

So simple, and I think with the bright green of some herbs that you can buy, this would be a great gift.

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gifts

2 in 1:  Chalkboard Glass and Mustache Class Tutorial

Because you already have the chalkboard paint from the above project, and the mustache glass made me laugh.

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gifts

and finally one last one…

Spiffy Scissors by Crap I’ve Made

I’m a sucker for the Mod Podge done well, and these are perfect gifts for teachers or mom’s out there.

Teacher Appreciation & Mother's Day Gifts

Well there you have it.  These are all super great and easy right? We think so.  Enjoy!

Have any other ideas for us to share?  We’d love to hear and see them.

Kelly Kinkaid (1006 Posts)

Kelly Kinkaid enjoys writing about such topics as stretching a dollar, personal finance, diet and fitness, and living a life well lived. She spends all of her spare time in her many roles including but not limited to soccer, basketball, swimmer, band, and piano mom, runner and wife. You may contact her via e-mail kellyology(at)gmail(dot)com.

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2 Responses to Teacher Appreciation & Mother’s Day DIY Gift Roundup

  1. Kelly- thank you so much for adding my tutorial in your round-up. But please note that the name of my blog is CRAFT Test Dummies. ( Thanks again! -Jenny

  2. Kelly Kinkaid
    Twitter: Kellyology

    Sorry. Fixed it and you’re welcome!

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