If you're looking for some inexpensive end of the school year teacher appreciation gifts that can be made in bulk I have a super cute Number 1 Teacher Gift idea made from a tin can that I think you'll really like!
Number 1 Teacher Gift Idea
Also, at the end of this post, you can see even more ideas to get your creative juices flowing and every idea here can be made with a Cricut machine.
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If you don't have a Cricut and have been on the fence about buying one, I highly recommend you get one if possible. I bought the very first model that was available even before I had a blog and used it for birthday parties, home decor, entertaining, etc. I am now on my second one, the Cricut Explore Air, and I can't tell you how much I enjoy using it. The next time I get one, I will upgrade though to the Cricut Maker. It is like a crafter's dream! I have included links so you can check them out (if you want!). Also, a little tip, when I purchased my Cricut Explore Air I opted for a bundle. The price was amazing and it was like a holiday getting so many goodies all at once plus it gave me the opportunity to try many products I otherwise would not have purchased or would have been hesitant about.
- 1 large tin can, label removed
- Flat Black Spray Paint
- White Cricut Vinyl
- Clear Contact Paper to transfer cut vinyl project
- Small plant to fit inside can
- Chalkboard Garden Marker (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
- No. 1 Teacher free SVG file
OR the Number 1 Teacher file already in Cricut Design Space
How To Make the Number 1 Teacher Gift Planter
This is almost too easy but the end result is super cute and if you like, you can customize each can with the name of the teacher or the subject, anything that will perfectly personalize your teacher gifts would be something extra special and I'm sure it would be appreciated.
Spray paint the can(s) following the directions on the label. Don't do it while it's raining like I did.
Once the cans are dry, make your project/cut the vinyl and apply to the can.
You can resize the SVG file as needed for smaller or larger cans but the one I used worked best with a design that was approximately 3 inches by 3 inches.
*Please Note: The link in my Design Space option has the pencil while the downloadable free SVG file does not - just a note for clarification. 🙂
Next, add the plant of your choice to the can. I found this grape hyacinth at Walmart for only $1!
I did NOT drill holes in the can and add dirt because I thought that the recipient could take the plant out, plant it in a pot or in the ground and then use the can for a pencil holder. Double-duty gift!
After you have placed the plant in the can, add a garden marker if desired and some ribbon for something a little extra and bam...you're done!
You could easily make these in bulk and the more I thought about it, these would be cute for wedding showers, baby showers, summer picnics and more. The options are really endless and all you need is tin cans, spray paint, a Cricut machine, and some vinyl.
Now, for some more Teacher Appreciation Gift Inspiration