DIY Teacher Mug & End of Year Gift Ideas

by katie

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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Steph @ Three Loud Kids! May 27, 2015 - 4:18 pm

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

Kate Lynn June 3, 2015 - 11:20 am

We hope she does!

Amanda Kolb May 28, 2015 - 2:14 am

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

Kate Lynn June 3, 2015 - 11:20 am

Thanks, Amanda! I love linking up every week!

Jody May 30, 2015 - 2:32 pm

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

Visiting from the Best Recipes DIY link party.

Kate Lynn June 3, 2015 - 11:21 am

I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

Jas June 2, 2015 - 11:44 pm

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

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton June 3, 2015 - 2:31 pm

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

Creative Clementine June 4, 2015 - 2:22 am

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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