Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - Free Printable Tag

I know for most of your this is a little late... but my school decided to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week at almost the end of the school year. If you have already had yours this year, Pin this idea and save it for next year! 

As someone who spent two years working in an Elementary classroom I know how good it feels to be appreciated by both parents and students. I would get all kinds of fun and interesting gifts. 

BUT... the all-time best gifts were those I could use in the classroom! Hands down! 

Now that my oldest is in school I get to show my appreciation to her teachers. Here is what I came up with for this year. 

I bought one of those clear, plastic paint can looking things at Michael's. I know JoAnn's has them too, although they are slightly different in size. I'm sure you can pick one up at any major craft store. 

Once I had my container I went school supply shopping! One of my f-a-v-o-r-i-t-e things to do! YAY!!!!  I bought crayons, pencils, and glue sticks -- the most requested, and most USED items in my child's classroom. 

Now comes the fun part... getting it all to fit in that container. I found that the packages that the pencils came in didn't fit in the container... which was honestly okay by me since I like to cute things up a bit. I opened the pencil packages, tied the pencils together with some baker's twine and they fit PERFECT! 

Then I just arranged the crayons, and glue sticks so that you could see a little bit of everything as you look in the container. Then I kind of stuffed the other stuff into the middle. 

I used my Silhouette (which I love) and some vinyl that I purchased from Pick Your Plum to create some cute vinyl letters for the outside of the container. 

Once I had it all done and ready to go I put together a cute tag for my daughter to sign. I am currently debating whether to tie it to the handle or attach it to the lid.... jury is still out on that one... but it's printed and waiting for her to sign in the morning! I punched two holes in the top and tied some baker's twine to it {you can see it on top of the lid in a couple pictures}. 
I have also made this printable available to you guys! So, be sure to Pin this post so that you can save this tag for the next teacher gift you are giving!!

I saw a similar version on Pinterest and LOVED it so I created my own! 

Download yours here.
{This printable is intended for Personal Use Only.}

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What did you do for your children's teacher(s) this year!?! 

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