Well that's easy…Teacher Appreciation Gifts

posted on April 23, 2013 by  |  posted under Teacher Appreciation  |  58 Comments

teacher notepad gift

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

teacher notepad gift



Well it was…almost to easy!   A ream of paper $3teacher notepad gift

teacher notepad giftCut and ‘padded’ (it’s the fancy word for gluing the edges of paper) at the office supply store = $8

9 gifts for $11!  That’s a deal!!

I wanted the ream cut into 9 squares as shown in the drawing above.  Yes, they are perfect squares…just use a little imagination.  The office supply store cut them perfectly.  I just wanted to show you how I had them cut the ream of paper and I don’t have any skills in photo-shop.  I leave that to Missy!

teacher notepad giftAll this white paper just screaming to be drawn on!

teacher notepad giftThis is a cool picture!

teacher notepad giftI did a little work for you.  I told them to make a super tall(1000 papers tall) pad of paper, a short one (500 papers tall that’s one ream), and one that is 350 papers tall.  I  think I like the  1 ream tall the best.  The tower of super tall papers looked…crappy and the 350 looked like I was cheap!

teacher notepad gift

I had my kids draw on the sides of the pad to create a one of a kind teacher appreciation gift that a teacher could use!  Scraps of paper for notes!  We also tied new markers…well kind of new.  I needed them to draw on the sides, but they’ll never know!  We put the teacher’s name, You Rock, and  #1 Teacher on the sides of the pad.

My daughter also made one for her Grandpa for an Easter gift.  This would be awesome for a Father’s day gift too!  Wa….hoo….teacher appreciation gift and father’s day gift in one shot!  YES!

If you are wondering why I didn’t ‘pad’ or glue the paper myself, I didn’t want too.  I priced the ‘padding’ and it was over $14 for one small jar.  I figured I could pay someone $11 and not only get the same thing at a better price, but  I didn’t have to deal with  the mess.  Another good reason, I can’t figure out how to cut 500 sheets of paper straight with a pair of scissors:)

For more ideas on teacher appreciation gifts click here!

Missy has a cool post tomorrow…I’ve seen the pictures!

 teacher notepad gift

    1. April 6th, 2010 at 7:35 am
      erin@tinytwistcreative says:
      very very cute.
    2. April 6th, 2010 at 7:58 am
      tammy b says:
      fantastic! thanks for a GREAT idea!
    3. April 6th, 2010 at 8:32 am
      Melissa says:
      oh, I love that idea! thank you.
    4. April 6th, 2010 at 9:13 am
      Melanie_J says:
      Cute AND Easy! Perfect!! ;)
    5. April 6th, 2010 at 9:30 am
      shelly (cookies and cups) says:
      That is such a great gift! I wish someone would give me one...even though I'm not a teacher :)
    6. April 6th, 2010 at 10:17 am
      Ellen says:
      my little one is a few years off of school yet, but I am ALWAYS looking for daddy gift ideas! why are boys so tricksy?
    7. April 6th, 2010 at 11:39 am
      Polly says:
      What a great idea!
      It's such an universal idea. Could be used for birthday presents, get well gifts, and more. Add this to my to-do list!
    8. April 6th, 2010 at 12:22 pm
      Terri says:
      Fabulous idea!
    9. April 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      Cynthia says:
      So many cute ideas, I wish I had more teachers to give them to!
    10. April 6th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
      jules p says:
      this is a fantastic idea. Everyone can use a pad of paper! Another great idea!
    11. April 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm
      Carol says:
      I'm a teacher and I would love this gift!
    12. April 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm
      Carly says:
      how about the new Scentsy warmer it is supper cute $22.50 wwww.cdoggett.scentsy.us/home
    13. April 6th, 2010 at 4:48 pm
      Lisa says:
      what a great idea with not breaking the bank.
    14. April 6th, 2010 at 6:34 pm
      Stacy@RedDoorHome says:
      So cute, clever and simple. My kind of gift!
    15. April 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm
      Cherie Nelson says:
      I LOVE this idea! And so easy! And I LOVE how you can get the kids involved by having them draw on the side! Thanks for sharing!!!
    16. April 6th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
      Beckie says:
      Oooh I love that idea. Making pads of paper is on my long to do list! And what a deal as well!
    17. April 6th, 2010 at 8:54 pm
      michelle says:
      What a great and economical idea!
    18. April 7th, 2010 at 1:38 am
      Hani says:
      look at that!!! LOVE IT :) really love that ribbon too!
    19. April 7th, 2010 at 5:13 am
      Cassie says:
      LOVE it! As a teacher, I can tell you this gift would be well received!
    20. April 7th, 2010 at 11:42 am
      Brittaney says:
      I'm a teacher and I would love to receive this gift! I'm seriously considering making some for myself! Can I ask, what paper store you used for this project?
      • April 7th, 2010 at 12:25 pm
        Alison says:
        I just got the paper at Walmart and used Staples to have the cut and pad them:)
        We are going to do this for my daughters class. I am in charge of something for father's day gifts 3rd graders can make and take to dads! Cheap an easy!
    21. April 7th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
      beth anne says:
      great idea for not just regualr teachers but piano teachers and cub leaders! thanks!
    22. April 8th, 2010 at 9:13 am
      Wendi says:
      Awesome idea for Father's Day! (I already too y'all's advice and got labels and notepads from Vista Print.) LOVE the ideas! Thanks!
    23. April 8th, 2010 at 7:32 pm
      Amanda says:
      I love it how do you come up with this ideah
    24. April 9th, 2010 at 7:45 am
      TidyMom says:
      another fantastic idea!!! you guys ROCK!!

      Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!
    25. April 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm
      Marsha says:
      That is a FABULOUS gift idea!!! And perfect for so many occasions.
      .-= Marsha´s last blog ..Loving it from ribs to roses =-.
    26. April 12th, 2010 at 6:51 am
      Michelle @ Sweet Something says:
      Great idea! I don't think you have to be a teacher to appreciate this gift!! :)
    27. April 12th, 2010 at 7:11 am
      Allison says:
      Cute and easy! Stopping by from BNOTP.
      .-= Allison´s last blog ..Repurposed Vintage Wooden Boxes =-.
    28. April 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm
      TammyM says:
      That is very very clever! Here from Skip to My Lou
      .-= TammyM´s last blog ..A Garden Statue =-.
    29. April 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm
      Sarah says:
      What a great gift idea!
      God's blessings,
      Sarah :D
      .-= Sarah ´s last blog ..A Fabulously Fresh Retro Garbage Can =-.
    30. May 9th, 2010 at 9:36 pm
      Tracy says:
      Ladies, I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration your site is. I just started my own blog about crafting in a jungle with very few supplies. Your notepad idea has gotten me hooked! thanks so much Oh, and I linked back to you

    31. April 16th, 2011 at 11:45 am
      Maggie says:
      I am a teacher and this year I had a fellow teacher's child in my class and for Christmas I printed a cute DJ Inker's "Z" (the first letter in their last name) and had the child draw the people in her family on either side of the letter- I took it to Staples and had them turn it into a magnetic grocery list- I got 3 pads of 120 pages each for less than $15... But I do love how yours is colorful!
    32. April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm
      Jessica Allison says:
      This is such a great idea! I was a teacher before I became a mom, and I would have loved to get this as a gift!
    33. April 10th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
      Alison says:
      How incredibly easy! Practical and adorable!
    34. April 11th, 2012 at 5:36 am
      Eva Scott says:
      WOW! What an awesome idea. So easy!!! Thanks!
    35. April 15th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
      Aileen Bell says:
      I love these, and am planning to do these for our teachers this year. I just love giving (and receiving) useful presents. Your blog is great! Thanks
    36. April 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
      Jessica M says:
      I did these as first day of school gifts this year! I think this might be a new tradition for us! The kids each decorated their own pads (I have 4 - kids, not pads) and the teachers LOVED them!! Thanks for this wonderful idea!
    37. April 24th, 2012 at 7:10 am
      Kelly says:
      Went to staples to do this and they want to charge by the cut. I have 40 people to do this for. They said $16 per ream just to cut and then $9 for the ream. Did they charge you to cut?
    38. May 3rd, 2012 at 4:34 am
      Marnie says:
      How do you pad them yourself if you were to do it
    39. May 19th, 2012 at 4:24 pm
      Jill says:
      I just found your site and... I LOVE IT! Thanks for all of the fun ideas and inspiration!
    40. December 20th, 2012 at 3:40 pm
      harlee says:
      love sticky notepad
    41. January 16th, 2013 at 8:57 pm
      Lydia Bridges says:
      I love notepads!they keep my hands busy! :)
    42. May 1st, 2013 at 4:58 am
      Birtie says:
      Cute idea!!! But spend the same amount of money and buy 3 or 4 reams of copy paper and tie them together with some curling ribbon. Attach your markers Not quite as cute, but much more useful. My daughter is a teacher and she always needs extra copy paper, especially by the end of the year. School budgets have to be cut back and copy paper seems to be the first to go (at least at her school). Teachers spend lots of money out of their own pockets for their classrooms, a few extra reams of paper would be a great help.
    43. September 4th, 2013 at 2:23 pm
      Shannon says:
      Love this idea! Very unique and useful!!
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