Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift –  Free Printable – Have a SWEET Day!

Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift – Free Printable – Have a SWEET Day!

I don’t know about you, but every year I am looking for an easy DIY teacher appreciation gift. Each year, when Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around – I am like a deer in headlights. This year, I went into it with a plan – and amazingly it worked. 

At our school, we have 4 teachers to buy teacher appreciation gifts for. Each class has a teacher, and then the class adopts a teacher that does not have a full class. We have 2 kids in elementary and each of their classes support a speech teacher. 

The room mom has asked that one day of the week our kids make a thank you card for the teacher. That’s an easy DIY teacher appreciation gift, but I like to do a little bit more. Nothing crazy, but something to show our gratitude for these teachers that give ALL YEAR LONG. On Monday, I gave the teachers a succulent with THANK YOU written on the pot. Tuesday, the boys made the cards for the teachers and we gave them those. We are skipping Wednesday because, well life. Friday, each teacher will get a Chick-Fil-A gift card, Today, Thursday – the teachers are receiving this cute cheap teacher appreciation gift to hopefully brighten their day. 

Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

Our room moms passed out a Teacher’s Favorite Things list of various items, places, hobbies, etc that the teacher enjoys. One of the items was sweets – so I purchased from the Dollar Tree, the candies that the teacher likes. 

Cheap Teacher Appreciation Gift

Next, I used curly ribbon to dress-up the candy boxes and then created a cute printable (it’s a free printable below!) to add to the boxes of candy. The boys love delivering gifts to the teachers and hoping this little snack will put a smile on the teachers’ faces. 

I mentioned that this was a CHEAP teacher appreciation gift, right? It set me back a whopping $4 for 4 gifts. We have older kids and we are also gifting, so all of this can really add up. At the end, the whole gift idea is not the actual gift, but the thought and intention with the present. Remember that – this applies not just to teacher appreciation gifts, but to any type of gift you give!

Free Printable – Have a Sweet Day! (Personalize It!)

Here is the free printable, have a sweet day – bonus, I am going to show you how to personalize this. This is a great gift idea for anyone, anytime you need a thoughtful, but affordable gift idea!  Again, this is a quick, easy diy teacher appreciation gift – so don’t sweat it. Let’s personalize in PicMonkey!

How to Personalize Printable in Picmonkey

Step One: Download the Free Printable

Let’s start here. You will need to download the free have a sweet day printable. Click the button below to download. A new window will open, right click and save image as. Remember where you save the file! 

Step Two: Go to PicMonkey.com and click edit

Next, let’s look at how to personalize a printable in PicMonkey. I’ll show you what colors and fonts that I used, but feel free to personalize and make this your own. Click edit on the homepage, then computer – next select the teacher appreciation printable file. 

easy diy teacher appreciation gift

Step Two: Add text

On the left hand corner, the Tt – that is for adding text. Click this, add text and place the text tool where you want to edit to on the graphic. 
easy diy teacher appreciation gift

Step Three: Revising Fonts and Colors in Picmonkey

To change the text, select the text and then click on a font choice from a selection from the left. To edit the colorin PicMonkey – or the size, alignment, etc – there is a TEXT box on the right hand side (see red arrow.) You can click the HEX color (the 6 letter-number combo above the colors) to change the color to a specific color. 

easy diy teacher appreciation gift

Fonts and Color Combinations Used

Here is are the fonts and colors I used on this printable:

Next Rust font – for Have a Sweet Day
Luckiest Guy font – for my kids’ names
Colors – white and the yellow is #F2FF00 (update in the text box!)


Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift, COMPLETE!

And there you have it. A quick and easy DIY teacher gift that won’t take you anytime but will bring a smile to your teacher’s face. 

Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts


2016 Year in Review Free Printable

2016 Year in Review Free Printable

In 2011, I created a Year in Review Printable that was downloaded thousands of times. It’s 2016, let’s update this free Year in Review printable and give it an update with a FAVES twist. 

2016 Year in Review Printable

This New Year’s printable was created with your kid in mind. Download, print this out and let your kids fill out (or fill out for your kids.) This is a fun year-end keepsake. 

When I originally created this in 2011, I filled one out (see below.) 5 years later, I chuckle and a bit of sad reading my answers. My fave pet, Bobo passed away the following year. He was our first baby – a fur baby, but one of our’s. I had just had our fourth child – he is now *cry* FIVE YEARS OLD. Instagram was fairly new – but still love me some Insta! Green is my fave color. Poke the Box (my fave book of the year), I just had the pleasure of seeing Seth Godin speak – he’s a long time favorite author of mine – so not surprised by that answer. Chips and salsa will forever be my fave food. 

Here are the questions to answer about 2016:

  • Name (at the top)
  • Age
  • Favorite song
  • Favorite pet
  • Favorite food
  • Favorite book
  • Favorite color
  • Favorite hobby
  • Favorite memory from 2016
  • Goals for 2017

2016 printable year in review

Don’t forget to fill out one of these 2016 FAVES in Review! You, yes YOU! You won’t regret it! And have your kid fill out one too!

And here is the 2011 year in review that I was chuckling about: 

2011 year in review free printable

2011 Year in Review and New Years Resolution for Kids free printable.  Hey and sometimes when you get a creative inspiration at like 4 in the morning and do a blog post about it, you make mistakes like see the above photo? Chip and dip? REALLY?!

Happy New Year! 2017 will be amazing, it has to be.

COMMENT: What are you looking forward to in 2017?

Hello Is It Me You Are Looking For – Lionel Richie Wanted Poster Free Printable

Hello Is It Me You Are Looking For – Lionel Richie Wanted Poster Free Printable

You guys. Hello Is It Me You Are Looking For is an iconic song by Lionel Richie. Okay, it’s called HELLO, but you get what I am saying. So yes, you most likely know the song, but have you seen the printable Lionel Richie poster for you to print and post for hilarity? Keep reading.

Hello Is It Me You Are Looking For – Free Printable

Oh Lionel Richie. Who knew an internet photo could bring your song back and make it stick in my head.

I came across this photo last year somewhere on the interwebs and DIED laughing.

Lionel Richie Wanted Poster Download

Recently I stumbled upon it again and it hit me. I TOTALLY needed to replicate since I couldn’t find this ANYWHERE on the interwebs! I mean, really what in the world do you call these things?

hello is it me you are looking for printable

After searching “Lionel Richie face poster” “Hello its me pdf” “Lionel Richie tear off poster thing” “Hello is it me you are looking for poster” “Lionel Richie wanted poster”

NADA – could not find anywhere to download this.

Lionel Richie Hello Free Poster
So I replicated.

Let me tell you what I did. My next door neighbor who I adore and carpool with, well lets just say I had her INNOCENT son sneak this on the fridge. I MAY have forgotten that her husband travels and was out of town and she MAY have thought someone broke in and left this on her fridge. Not kidding.

Enough with me and my silly shinanigans – you need to do this. Litter the world – but be kind and let everyone know that you are looking for them.

Yes, a free printable of Lionel Richie’s song tear off thing a majig. If you print this and hang this – PLEASE post a photo on our Facebook wall, we would love to see!

Lionel Richie Free PDF / Printable

hello is it me you are looking for free printable

Now download my friends. Download – print – hang and wait for laughter! OH and don’t forget to post a photo of wherever you post this.

And in case you haven’t seen the awkwardly weird, hilariously awkward music video for HELLO by Lionel Richie, you must watch this. “In my dreams, I have kissed your lips a thousand times.” I just can’t. You have to watch.

You are welcome.