DIY Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week: Mason Jar Skittles with Free Printable Poem + More

Mason Jar Skittles with Free Printable Poem - Great DIY gift for Teacher Appreciation Week, Christmas, or any holiday.


Can you believe the end of the school year is fast approaching? That’s right, before we know it the kids will be saying “Mom, I’m bored” and we’ll quickly be reminded of how wonderful the school year is and the people that make it successful…the teachers! There’s no better time than Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9, to show those special people how thankful we are for all they do for our kids.

However, you certainly don’t have to break the bank this Teacher’s Appreciation Week. DIY gifts are a thoughtful way to express how grateful you are; plus, you can get the kids involved. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to craft a DIY present worthy of your child’s teacher this Teacher Appreciation Week. Take this Mason jar Skittles DIY gift idea. You simply need to be able to stuff a bag of Skittles into a Mason jar, print this free printable poem and affix it to the jar with a cute ribbon or twine. Pretty easy right?


For additional ideas check out these 25 DIY Teacher Gifts and follow the Freebie Finding Mom DIY Teacher Gifts Pinterest Board.

DIY Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week: Mason Jar Skittles with Free Printable Poem


1 16 oz. Mason jar
16 oz. Skittles
Ribbon or twine
Single hole punch
Gift tag printable


Print the gift tag, punch a single hole in the corner, and set it aside. Place the Skittles in the 16 oz. Mason jar, close, and tie the gift tag around the lid with twine or some cute ribbon. That’s it! You’ve got yourself a DIY Teacher Appreciation Day gift that is super simple and super thoughtful!

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There are plenty of amazing DIY gifts that you and your child can work on for Teacher Appreciation Week. Some are incredibly simple (like the one in this article) and others are incredibly complex (and will leave the other mother’s wondering if you’re Super Mom). Some are practically free and others require a bit more of a monetary investment. Whatever you decide to do, whether it’s DIY or heading to the store, the important thing is to not overlook Teacher Appreciation Week. These people really do a lot for your child and what they do (how they teach, how they act, etc.) very well may impact your child for the rest of his or her life. This Teacher Appreciation Week, say “thank you” to the outstanding educators who are helping your child grow and realize his or her full potential.

Do you have other DIY Teacher Appreciation Week gift ideas? Share them in the comments.

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