10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables

Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 03:51 pm

Enjoy these fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas with free printables! Download these pretty pdf files to create wonderful DIY gifts for your teachers. Find cute gift tags, thank you cards and more!

Enjoy these fun Teacher Appreciation Week Free Printables! Download these pretty pdf files to create wonderful gift ideas for your teachers. Find cute gift tags, thank you cards and more!

Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts to thank a teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week usually happens during the first week of May. With it being the end of the school year, we’re often super busy, but with these simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables, there is no reason NOT to show your children’s teachers thanks with a sweet gift.

I have designed a lot of free printables for back to school, printable thank you cards and gifts for teachers here at Living Locurto. To make it easy for you to find some printables to download fast, I have rounded up my favorite Teacher Appreciation free printables and gift ideas! You’ll also find a few more cute printables from some of my favorite blogs.

10 Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Enjoy these Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Printables and fun gift ideas to thank your teachers!

Originally published April 30, 2013

 

1. Thank You Teacher Cards and Tags

Cute Owl Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea. 10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables

These sweet owl Thank You Teacher Free Printable Cards & Tags are adorable!

 

2. Thanks You’re Sweet Goodie Bag Tags

10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables - Thank You Free Printable Tags. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Download pretty pdf files to create gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week.

These Thank You Free Printable Labels for plastic baggie treats are one of my most popular designs!

 

3. Summer Send Off Teacher Gift

10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables. Summer Fun Tote Bag with Free Printable Tags.

Enjoy Free Printable Tags for a Cute Summer Send Off Teacher Gift!

 

4. Thank You For Helping Me Grow gift tags 

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! Thank you for helping me grow this year Free Printable Tags for a flower or plant. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

Teacher “Thank You For Helping Me Grow” gift tags  are super cute along with a potted plant.

 

5. Teacher Gift Tags and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! How to make the cutest Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes! Easy and fun Party or Gift Recipe. Comes with Free Printables for Teacher Gifts. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

These adorable Teacher Appreciation Free Printable Gift Tags and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes are always a huge hit up at school.

 

6. Simple Teacher Note Card

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! Free Printables. Cute apple card for a teacher. Free PDF file

A simple Teacher Note Card is perfect to add to any teacher appreciation gift!

 

7. Bright Chevron Thank You Card & Tags

Free Printable Yellow Chevron Card & Tags. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables.

I always love these pretty yellow and white Chevron Thank You Card & Tags!

 

8. You’re Peachy Keen Free Printable Gift Tags

You're Peachy Keen! Free Printable Thank You Gift Tags! Teacher Appreciation Free Printables Gift Ideas

You’re Peachy Keen Free Printable Gift Tags are super cute and can go with just about any gift!

 9. Teacher Gift Card Holder

Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Thank You Card by Paper and Pigtails.

This is a pretty card for a holding a Teacher’s Gift Card from Paper and Pigtails for Skip to My Lou.

 

10. Teacher Thank You Tags for Straws

Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Thank You Tags by Lisa Storms

I love these cute Teacher Thank You Tags for Straws by Lisa Storms.

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Easter Baskets for Teens

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

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Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens

Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!

Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.

Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!

Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container

I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!

If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.

These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute caddy from Family Dollar.

What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens

First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.

Wireless Phone Chargers

I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - wireless chargers from Family Dollar.

 

Adorable Plush Food Pillows

Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute food plush from Family Dollar.

 

More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens

  • Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
  • Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
  • Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
  • Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
  • Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!

–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.

 

Easter Basket Free Printable Tags

I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

 

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Download the Jumbo Easter Gift Tags ©2019 LivingLocurto.com

 

Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets

I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

 

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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

Easy Flower Cupcakes

I turned simple chocolate cupcakes into the cutest Flower Cupcakes in minutes and you can too! These adorable marshmallow flower cupcakes are fast, easy and perfect for any spring occasion!

Because I always try to come up with new ideas for fun food I’ve seen around the internet, I think I nailed it with just a few key decorations I found at Oriental Trading. What makes my version of these flower cupcakes extra cute is how the cake is placed into real seed pots and covered with tiny lady bugs so it looks like you’ve just been potting them.

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Edible Flower Treats Are Fun!

Speaking of edible flower treats, these cute cupcakes reminded me of some other flower desserts I have made in the past.

This cupcake flower bouquet is one of my favorite spring party ideas!

Best Cupcake Cakes Recipe. Flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!

Healthy Vegetable Flower Bouquet

Now let’s make some fun flower cupcakes! Because these were so fun to make, I’ll be doing them all year round. Kids will like to make these sweet treats for sure!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

How to Make Flower Cupcakes

You can make flower cupcakes with homemade cupcakes or store bought cupcakes. You’ll need:

  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 36 Marshmallows
  • Green Frosting
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Directions:

Click Here to find these adorable lady bug stickers, seed pots and directions for how to make my flower cupcakes on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 blog.

Click for the recipe

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Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! 

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! LivingLocurto.com

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Easter is coming soon and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect bunny dessert for you to make! I love making Easter treats and made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries a few years ago.

I had no idea they would be such a big hit. When I shared them on Instagram, people went crazy over them. I’m excited to share them on my website today!

I’m sure your family will love this adorable strawberry dessert. With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top of your bunny cheesecake strawberries if you want a burst of color.

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

These bunny cheesecake stuffed strawberries are a version of my Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and  Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, just a few of my favorite recipes here on Living Locurto.

All you need that is different than my other recipes are Annie’s Bunny Grahams snacks. Just one simple addition can make the ordinary stuffed cheesecake strawberry, a fantastic Easter dessert!

Hop on over to my Youtube Channel to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries!

Watch the video below on how to make this recipe below – just replace with the bunny grahams. Enjoy!

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!

  • 1  lb.  Strawberries
  • 8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2  cup  Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Honey Bunny Grahams
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife or strawberry corer tool to create a cup for the filling.
  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
  5. Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  6. Right before serving, garnish with a bunny graham. The grahams will get soggy if you add these too early. Sprinkle with Easter candy sprinkles for more color if desired.

Originally Published March 27, 2015

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Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

 

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Happy Easter!

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Despicable Me Minion Candy Spoons with Free Printable Easter tags! 

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Best Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle

Get five of the most adorable Valentine printable packs for last-minute gift giving. This Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle is full of our MOST POPULAR Valentines for kids, teachers and anyone you love!

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Perfect Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle

With Valentine’s Day coming soon, now is the best time to stock up on cute printable designs! This CUTE Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle is full of our MOST POPULAR Valentines for kids, teachers and anyone you love! 

Valentine’s Day Printables are perfect for last-minute gift ideas. Get creative for Valentine’s Day and print as much as you like and save the files for later!

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Five of the most adorable Valentine printable packs for last-minute gift giving. This Valentine's Day Printable Bundle is full of our MOST POPULAR Valentines for kids, teachers and anyone you love! LivingLocurto.com

 

What the Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle Includes

Valentine printable packs for last-minute gift giving. This Valentine's Day Printable Bundle is full of our MOST POPULAR Valentines for kids, teachers.

1. Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Printables (Fan Favorite!)

Give kids a gift personalized just for them! With 18 different illustrations of children this adorable printable collection is perfect for the class Valentine’s Day party! Includes:

  • 18 Valentines Day Cards (Fit on candy conversation heart boxes)
  • Heart Tags for Gifts or Cupcake Toppers
  • Water Bottle Labels

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A beautiful collection for anyone in your life! Includes:

  • 2″ Circle Tags (3 designs) – Use for cupcakes, tags, labels and more.
  • 4×6 Valentine Card & Mini Tags
  • Water Bottle Labels

3. You’re The Bomb Gift Tags & Candy Craft 

This easy DIY Valentine’s Day Candy gift idea is great for school Valentine’s Day parties. Kids will love making and receiving these creative candy love bombs! Includes: 

  • Directions to the candy craft along with the printable gift tags.

4. Video Game Valentine Bookmarks (Kid’s Favorite!)

  • Bookmarks are always a great Valentine’s Day gift. Both boys and girls will love these cute designs!

5. You’re My Sweet Little Cupcake Valentine Tags

  • Cute printable tags for someone sweet! Print and place in front of a glass of milk with a cupcake or wrap one up for a sweet gift.

 

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Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

These easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, fluffy strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies that would melt any Valentine’s heart!

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe! Strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss. Cute Valentine's Day Cookies!

Best Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

These easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, fluffy strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and topped with a Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss. Talk about a perfect Valentine’s Day treat! Who wouldn’t love this sweet and simple treat?

I made these for Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website and let me tell you, they didn’t last long in my house! What I love about making cake mix cookies is how fluffy and soft they stay. You can store cake mix cookies in a container and always bet they will be soft, even after several days!

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe! Strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss. LivingLocurto.com

The best cookies when warm!

My son will tell you these are the best right out of the oven when the Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss is soft and warm. I mean, just look at this photo? Isn’t your mouth watering? I know mine is!!!

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe! Strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss. LivingLocurto.com

More Delicious Cookies to make for Valentine’s Day

 

Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies for Valentine’s Day

I made these Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies specifically for Valentine’s Day gifts. Make them with any color of candy sprinkles for any holiday or birthday party. If giving as a gift, you’ll want to use a cute cookie box. I found the most adorable Snoopy Valentine’s Day box at Oriental Trading.

I loved Snoopy growing up and of course had to get the napkins that went along with this cute party theme! Make these sweet treats for your kids, teachers, friends and family.

Valentine Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe! Strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss. LivingLocurto.com

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Along with the Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe, I designed a “Sweet kisses for you!” gift tag to go along with the Valentine’s Day gift box. They are free printables for you to enjoy however you like! You might also love these –>  cute Candy Kiss Valentine’s Day Tags!

Free Printable Valentine's Day Gift Tags

 

Easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe! Strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies rolled in red candy sprinkles and with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss. Cute for Valentine's Day. #cookies #recipe #chocolate

Get the Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe and Printable Gift Tags

This cookie recipe and Valentine’s Day Gift Tags are available to you over at Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website here. All of the information about the cute Snoopy box and napkins are there too. I hope you enjoy this fun recipe and gift idea! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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> Click Here to Print the Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe

 

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Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats are a simple no bake dessert recipe that looks adorable on any Christmas party table!

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats - Crispy Marshmallow Pops Dessert Christmas Party Recipe by Living Locurto

Easy Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

These simple to make Grinch Rice Krispies Treats are so fun to make and look super cute on a party table! I just hosted my annual Grinch Party and whipped these up in a flash. I haven’t written about my Grinch party yet, but I thought I would share this easy dessert idea because these Grinch Rice Krispies Treats are perfect to make last-minute. Grinch Christmas party recipes are always one of my favorite things to make during the holidays.

I did share a few photos of my Grinch Party on Instagram. You can see them on my featured Instagram Story right now. One of the most talked about desserts, besides my Grinch Cake, were these Grinch Rice Krispies Treats.

I’m not kidding when I say they are about the easiest things to make! I hope you enjoy this quick and fun dessert idea.

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats. Crispy Marshmallow Pops Dessert Christmas Party Recipe by Living Locurto

 

How to Make Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

When hosting a party, I try to make desserts as quick as possible. That’s why I bought a big sheet of Rice Krispies pre-made. You can get one here. It makes these Grinch treats fast to make with less bowls to wash.

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

After slicing the Rice Krispies sheet, add red and green paper straws for the pop handles and place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats - Easy Christmas Party Recipe

Add a package of white chocolate chips into a glass bowl and microwave for 40 seconds and stir. Then 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

Mix in 10-20 drops of neon green food coloring until you get the perfect Grinch color.

Dip the Rice Krispies pop into the melted white chocolate and use a knife to spread around evenly.

Garnish with a candy heart jumbo sprinkle and place back on the baking tray to dry.

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats - Easy Christmas Party Recipe

I covered a serving tray with a large sheet of lime green and white wrapping paper to make my Grinch Rice Krispies Treats pop.

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats - Easy Christmas Party Recipe

These simple treats were definitely a huge hit at my party. My adult and kid guests both loved them, plus they looked adorable on my party table!

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Be on the lookout for more of my new Grinch Party photos here on the blog soon. Merry GRINCHmas!

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Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

Grinch Rice Krispies Treats are a simple no bake dessert recipe that looks adorable on any Christmas party table! Easy crispy marshmallow pops recipe.

  • 32 ounce Rice Krispies Sheet
  • 12 ounce White Chocolate Chips
  • 10-20 drops Neon Green Food Coloring
  • 15 Candy Heart Jumbo Sprinkles
  • Red and Green Paper Straws
  • Wax paper
  1. Slice a Rice Krispies sheet into 15 squares.
  2. Gently push red and green paper straws into the Rice Krispies squares for pop handles and place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.
  3. Add a package of white chocolate chips into a glass bowl and microwave for 40 seconds and stir. Then 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  4. Mix in 10-20 drops of neon green food coloring until you get the perfect Grinch color.
  5. Dip the Rice Krispies pop into the melted white chocolate and use a knife to spread around evenly.
  6. Garnish with a candy heart jumbo sprinkle and place back on the baking tray to dry.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Christmas Tree Braid – Cute Girls Hairstyle

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you’ll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Cute Christmas Tree Braid for Girls

This Christmas tree braid turned out so cute!  I love being creative and thought I would challenge myself to doing something extra cute with my daughter’s hair for Christmas. She actually let me play around with her hair until I came up with this fun and simple Christmas Tree Hairstyle!

If you have a little girl and not so good with hair like me, then this Christmas tree braid hairstyle is for you! It’s really easy and looks cute even if you don’t decorate the tree. Just follow my directions and I’m sure you can do it!

We love making cute crafts for girl’s hair, but this is the first time I’ve actually tried a braid. If I can do it, you can too!

Originally published December 2014

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Braid

With only a few embellishments you’ll have an adorable Christmas themed hair braid! The girls will love it. I hope you enjoy this fun idea.

What you’ll need:

  • 11 Small Rubber Bands (green is fun!)
  • 1 Larger Hair Band (brown looks like the tree trunk)
  • Gift Bow or Star Hair Clip
  • Bobby Pin
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon & Tiny Ornaments for Decoration (optional)

Get all supplies ready along with a hair comb. Glue a bobby pin to the back of a gift bow for the Christmas Tree star.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

First you want to pull half of the hair back and secure into a pony tail with a small band.

Split the half pony tail hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure each end with a small rubber band.

Here is the trickiest part that I wish I had on video for you. Really, it’s very easy though. What you want to do is form a Christmas tree shape with the two braids.

Pull one braid to the right side of the head and gather a small bit of hair about an inch down and to the right. Secure the braid to the loose hair with a small band. Let the loose hair fall back into place under the braid.

Do this three to four more times depending on the length of the hair.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

Repeat on the left side. My daughter’s hair did much better on this side. I’m not sure why, but it looked so much cleaner.

Make sure the two bottom bands on each braid line up. Then bring the two braids together to form the tree shape.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

I removed the small bands, then used a larger brown band to attach the two braids together with a section of loose hair going down the middle of the head.

This took some maneuvering to get the shape just right. Once the hair is secured and the braids are shaped to look like a tree, add the bow to the top of the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

Decorate Your Christmas Tree Braid

I really LOVED the simple shape of the Christmas Tree braid. You could absolutely leave it like this for an adorable hairstyle.

Since we had time to play, I decided to go ahead and decorate the tree just for fun! I found some floral stems in my Christmas decorations that had small glitter berries and thought they would make good mini ornaments.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

After attaching strips of ribbon to the rubber bands, I stuck some of the plastic berries inside the braid. They stayed put just like a bobby pin.

What a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle right?!?

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

 

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You might also like this Elf Hair Bow Craft.

Learn How to Make an Elf Hair Bow. This is a cute Christmas Elf Gift Idea! Easy craft for girls hair or unique holiday gift wrap. LivingLocurto.com

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Elf Free Printable Coloring Sheets

Free Printable coloring sheets for your Elf and kids! Surprise your kids this Christmas with a cute free printable coloring page for them to decorate for Santa. This even comes with an elf sized coloring sheet. So cute!

Free Printable Coloring Sheets for an Elf on the Shelf. Surprise kids this Christmas with a free elf coloring page and elf sized coloring sheet gift. #elf #christmas

Cute Elf Free Printable Coloring Sheets

Need an EASY idea for your Elf on a Shelf? I hope you enjoy some cute Elf Free Printable Coloring Sheets for your kids, because they will love this adorable surprise.

Our elf, Peter, always has the best elf ideas! He recently showed up with a cute drawing of himself. He turned his self portrait into a cute coloring sheet for my kids to color, plus he left a note with his own elf sized coloring sheet! Because he is a nice elf, he made this a free printable coloring sheet for your elf to share with your kids as well.

 

Elf Sized Free Printable Coloring Sheets

Not only will the kids enjoy their own coloring sheets, but will crack up when they see their elf’s tiny little coloring sheet and how he also likes to color! I’m sure Santa will enjoy seeing both fancy works of art.

Get Your Elf Featured!

If you use any of our printables, we’d love for you to share your elf photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page. Use the hashtag #LLBlogElf on Instagram to share what your elf has been up to this season. I’d love to feature YOUR funny elf on our website and social channels. ~ Thanks, Amy!

We spotted Ali’s cute elves coloring up a storm! Aren’t they the cutest?

Elf Printable Coloring Sheets - Featured elves from Sumdgey

 

 

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Download the Free Printable Elf Coloring Sheets

This printable is totally free and you can print as many times as you like! I hope you enjoy our elf’s drawings and have fun surprising the kids with this cute elf idea!

Click Here to Print Download Elf Coloring Sheet Printables by Amy Locurto LivingLocurto.com

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Originally shared in 2014 with my friends at Kids Activities Blog

 

Adorable Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas

Creative Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas! Unique printables and cute ideas direct from the North Pole to wow your kids.

Love this Elf Idea? Find more favorite elf printables in The North Pole Elf Shop!

The North Pole Elf Shop - Printables for your Christmas Elf by Living Locurto

Elf Cupcake Stand

We are LOVING our Elf Cupcakes! If you missed out on the fun yesterday, come see what sweet gifts our elf brought us!

Elf on the Shelf Cupcake Stand Printables. LivingLocurto.com

 

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Elf on the Shelf Did Not Move!

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Elf on the Shelf Did Not Move. Great List for Kids and Parents to Read! LivingLocurto.com

25 of the BEST Elf On The Shelf Ideas

One of our most popular posts ever is this article with the 25 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas! Check it out when you are needing even more ideas and printables for your elf.

25 BEST Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Over a month of Fun DIY Ideas for Kids at Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Elf Photo Booth Printables

Get our Elf’s printable “elf sized” photo props. Watch out though, Barbie can get wild!! See the elf and Barbie antics here.

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth with Barbie | Free Party Printable Mini Props by Living Locurto

See what happens AFTER the photo booth party! Oh oh! Better invite everyone to the party next time!

Elf on the Shelf Lego Ambush Idea - Living Locurto

 

Elf Appreciation Party Photos from The North Pole

Elves LOVE to party! Our elf Peter brought these fabulous photos from the party to my kids. They got wild! Get the printable Elf Party photos for yourself here.

Cute DIY printable idea for an Elf on the Shelf! Surprise your kids with mini photo booth party pictures from The North Pole. LivingLocurto.com

 

 

 

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5 Snowman Plates for a Christmas Table

Five adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! Fun inspiration for cute DIY snowman place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party tablescape.

Cute snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! Simple DIY snowman place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party tablescape.

Snowman Plates! Cute Christmas Table Setting Decorations

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can’t get any cuter than these Snowman Plates for Christmas Table Setting Decorations! I’ve featured cute snowman plate table settings in the past and have always wanted to come up with my own. When I got the Living Locurto Team together this fall, I created a Snowman Plate challenge and excited to reveal what we all came up with for you today!

Making snowman plates for your Christmas table is super easy! I packed up a bunch of white and light gray plates, various cloth and paper napkins, carrots, blueberries, flatware, ribbon and anything else I could think of that could be used for making funny snowman place settings. I then gave everyone a set amount of time and we started decorating!

It was so much fun to decorate snowman plates! These would not only make gorgeous table decor but a fun Christmas game with your family. I think my husband would really get into this tablescape challenge too! I hope you enjoy the ideas my team and I came up with at our retreat.

More fun ideas from the Living Locurto Team Retreat!

 

5 Cute Snowman Plates for Christmas Table Settings

Snowman Plates 1

Annaliese came up with a super cute traditional little snowman. She found some googly eyes in my stash of crafts that I didn’t realize I had brought! I love the tied napkin scarf.

Adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! DIY place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party.

Snowman Plates 2

I was busy taking photos, so my snowman plate table setting is VERY simple as I was rushed. But I though he turned out super cute! I used a ribbon for his smile and a black paper napkin for a hat.

 

Cute snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! Simple DIY snowman place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party tablescape.

Snowman Plates 3

I think Pamela won our challenge with her creative napkin idea that is folded into a snowman cap! She was seriously working in a corner and now I know she meant to win! ha!

Adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! DIY place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party.

Snowman Plates 4

Natalie’s snowman plate is perfect for kids! What kid wouldn’t be happy to see this at the dinner table! So cute!

Adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! DIY place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party.

Snowman Plates 5

Naomi got fancy with her flatware and napkin, then used floral decor for her snowman’s arms. You could easily go outside to find twigs for arms. I didn’t think of doing that until just now!

Adorable snowman plates for Christmas table setting decorations! DIY place setting crafts to make and decorate for a holiday party.

I hope these fun Snowman Plates inspired you to get creative for your Christmas table decorations!

Which Snowman Plate is your favorite?

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More Christmas Decorating Ideas

You might also love these creative ideas for your holiday home!

Giant Balloon Christmas Lights and Ornaments

Whether hosting a holiday party, Tacky Christmas party or just want to go BIG… these Giant Balloon Christmas Lights and Ornaments are perfect decorations!

Christmas Tree Donut Wall

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season! Cute party dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. #christmas #donuts

 

The Best Christmas Table Setting Decorations

From napkin folding ideas to snowman plates and centerpieces, these wonderful Christmas Table Setting Decorations are inspiring DIY holiday home decor!

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