Homeschooling can be amazing but the countless things we need to purchase can add up quickly. Instead of stressing out check out these businesses that will extend their teacher discounts to homeschoolers. I love that there are so many places that offer homeschool educator discounts! If I have forgotten someone please comment on this post so that I can add them. I would love to help you save as much as possible.
People often think that homeschoolers don’t have to deal with teacher gifts. However, this is not true at all. In fact, we still give gifts to Sunday School Teachers, Co-Op teachers, tutors, and much more. However, with all of the amazing Pinterest ideas out there it’s hard to find teacher gifts that are affordable and easy to make. I have put together this list of 20 cheap and easy teacher gifts you can make now.
20 Cheap and Easy Teacher Gifts
While I was out at the thrift store this week I grabbed a few glass plates for only fifty cents. I decided that they would make great cookie plates for Christmas cookies this year. This Christmas Cookie Plate would be perfect as a gift to go with Christmas cookies for a friend.
What you will need:
- Clear glass plate – I highly recommend visiting the thrift store because I found mine for fifty cents each.
- Wrapping paper – You can pick any design you want for your plate. I chose one that had penguins and another with trees as a background.
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge – This is a must if you want to be able to wash and reuse your plate without it being damaged.
- Paint Brush – I prefer foam brushes personally but you can use what you have on hand as well.
- Gold Sharpie – (Optional) This is really optional. If you want to put the family name on your plate you will want this.
- Clean your plate. – Make sure to clean and dry your plate.
- Add any writing to your plate on the back.
- Cover the back of your plate with mod podge.
- Cut out your shapes for your plate.
- Place them face down on the plate.
- Coat the plate with mod podge again. – Make sure to go over the paper portion as well.
- Cut out a large square of your background paper. – I find that having about 3 inches bigger than the plate is best.
- Put the square on the back of the plate. – Make sure to smooth it from the middle out. It may wrinkle a bit. Just fold the wrinkle and keep smoothing.
- Use scissors to cut off excess paper.
- Put on a final coat of mod podge.
- Let dry for 24 hours.
Find some great cookie recipes to put on your plate.