A Clean Teacher Appreciation Gift

posted on December 15, 2009 by  |  posted under Cleaning, Crafting, Gift Giving, Teacher Appreciation  |  18 Comments

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap
Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

We had a few requests for more teacher gift ideas so here you go!

This practical teacher gift idea is always needed!  Now you can personalize it for your teachers.

I have seen a few different tutorials out there on how to make these, but Alison had a different spin on it with, of course, vinyl.   And, I might add, she took these pictures – is she getting good or what?

1. Buy your soap or anti-bacterial stuff (you can get them at the dollar store).  This is a fun way to give something inexpensive, but to make it unique!  During this flu season I think your teachers will be grateful:)Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

2.  Peel off your labels.

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

3.  Use a goo remover.  If you let it sit for a minute then it wipes off easily.

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

4.  Wash it off with dish soap.Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

5.  Apply vinyl.

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

6.  Add ribbon.  The bigger bottle is hand sanitizer.

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

Don’t have access to vinyl??

Some of the other tutorials I saw said to print your lettering on velum and then put it on the inside of the bottle where it would show through.  I liked this vinyl method, however, because then the recipient can re-fill it when it runs out!

Here are some links to other ideas I found:

Post It holder from sistersstuff.  She just used a plastic frame from the dollar store, framed a cute piece of scrapbook paper, put post-it notes on the top of the frame,  and added some ribbon.  EASY – my kind of craft!

A clever way to wrap up some goodies from Family Fun.

Our Best Bites had this fun idea for chocolate turtles.

These are really easy.  I have my kids help arrange the THREE ingredients and that’s really all there is to it.  I haven’t made these particular ones, but I have made something similar with pretzels, Hersey kisses, and m&ms.  You just put the Hersey kisses on the pretzels (I like the square ones for this), bake them until they are soft, put an m&m on top and squish it down (the fun part).  They taste like chocolate covered pretzels, but much easier!

Teacher Appreciation Gift soap

    1. December 15th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
      Christa says:
      Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I love the hand sanitizer idea and I wanted to do something with vinyl AND I wanted it to be cheap and easy (a lot like me...wait, that doesn't sound right) but I wasn't sure what, anyway, love this idea, thank you!!
    2. December 15th, 2009 at 4:11 pm
      Sheila says:
      I absolutely LOVE all of your ideas, but especially the ones that use the Vinyl....I need a Cricut or atleast a vinyl lady....LOL Thanks for this fabulous, yet inexpensive idea!
    3. December 15th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
      Hani says:
      WOWWW :D they are super cute! love the vinyl-stuff! great job
    4. December 15th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
      stacy says:
      I LOVE the soap! Thank you for such great, inexpensive and creative ideas!
    5. December 18th, 2009 at 9:27 pm
      Amanda says:
      Cute stuff, I love the soap idea, wonderful!
    6. December 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm
      Rene says:
      It's great to see that the world is returning to homemade gifts! I've been frugal for a looooooong time.

      I spent several years in education, THANK YOU for practical, useful teacher gift ideas!I've seen teachers leaving for home with wagons full of coffee cups, more "A+ Teacher" figurines, etc... most of which ends up at a thrift store. FYI: Teachers love/need items that are actually useful,or have nothing to do with being a teacher! (if you're not going to be frugal... gift cards for a restaurant are great!)
    7. April 21st, 2010 at 3:47 pm
      April says:
      where do i find a vinyl lady?
      • April 22nd, 2010 at 2:18 am
        Alison says:
        We use www.mytalkingwalls.com
        She has been great for us and we love her prices!
    8. May 15th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
      Tricia says:
      Darling idea. I'm gonna try this.
    9. May 23rd, 2010 at 9:09 pm
      Kelley says:
      Where do you find the vinyl ???
      • November 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 am
        Missy says:
        You can try here, http://vinylwallexpressions.com/
    10. November 28th, 2010 at 10:43 am
      Sandy Legg says:
      Thanks for the great idea,I plan to make several with different phrases and tie with Christmas ribbon.I will keep them for drop in guests, hair stylist and for quick thank yous.

    11. April 11th, 2011 at 1:13 pm
      sparkling74 says:
      This would be perfect for me, I am such a germaphobe!!
    12. August 15th, 2011 at 8:34 am
      Kim @ seven thirty three says:
      Such a good idea! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up! Thanks ladies!
    13. November 28th, 2011 at 12:38 pm
      Jocelynn says:
      i love this idea!!
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