Back to school season is upon us, despite our cries for a just a few more weeks. Pencils, notebooks, and way too much homework will become your nightly routine. And while this may be a time to help your kids focus on their studies, we can't forget about thanking their teachers for all they do. To help you express your gratitude, I have a fun DIY School Supplies Gift Jar idea for you today.
I came across this idea on Pinterest by Oh Happy Day and loved the concept: a jar filled with small, knickknack-like school supplies. I immediately took a late night trip to Target and picked up a jar as well as dozens of little supplies. You won't believe how much stuff they make in miniature sizes nowadays.
Here's a few ideas of things to add inside your jar...
- Ticonderoga style erasers
- Mini staplers
- Rubber band ball
- Fun erasers
- Mini writing pack
- Mini notebooks
- Glue sticks
- Gift card
- Coffee coaster
- Flash drive
- etc, etc, etc
I've linked to some of the things I purchased from Target. I found them in-store, but you can find them online as well!
I sprinkled some green crinkle wrap into my jar and arranged some of the bigger items to act as a backdrop for the smaller bits. I threw in a few erasers, mini pens, paperclips, anything that was small enough and useful. This takes just a few minutes but, of course, I had to step it up a notch with a handmade tag. I pulled out my Back to School Die Set and Back to School Planner stamp for this.
I cut the ruler from some yellow polka dot paper and stamped "get.stuff.DONE." from my planner set. I also "built" the apple parts together and added it to the end of the tag. I punched a hole, tied it around the top of the jar with black twine and I was finished!
Throughout this whole month my Design Team and I will be sharing a multitude of DIY ideas perfect for the upcoming school season. I hope you like what I created for you today. It was so fun to pick up everything from the store and decorate it for a special teacher. I'm hoping to make a few more.
What are you planning on giving the teachers in you or your kid's lives? Let me know!