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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!
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
These sweet owl Thank You Teacher Free Printable Cards & Tags are adorable!
2. Thanks You’re Sweet Goodie Bag Tags
These Thank You Free Printable Labels for plastic baggie treats are one of my most popular designs!
3. Summer Send Off Teacher Gift
Enjoy Free Printable Tags for a Cute Summer Send Off Teacher Gift!
4. Thank You For Helping Me Grow gift tags
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
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
A simple Teacher Note Card is perfect to add to any teacher appreciation gift!
7. Bright Chevron Thank You Card & Tags
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 Gift Tags are super cute and can go with just about any gift!
9. Teacher Gift Card Holder
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
I love these cute Teacher Thank You Tags for Straws by Lisa Storms.
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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!
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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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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.
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.
Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!
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.
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!
Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!
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!
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
- Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles
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.
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!
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.
How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries
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
- 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.
- Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
- In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
- Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
- Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
- 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.
You might like these fun Easter Dessert Ideas!
We love making treats for Easter! Scroll down to find several of our favorites from the past. All are no bake and super simple to whip up for your Easter celebrations. Click a photo to be taken to the blog post with the full recipe and free printables.
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!
Perfect Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle
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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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What the Valentine’s Day Printables Bundle Includes
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
2. Love Bird Valentine Collection
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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These easy Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, fluffy strawberry cake mix thumbprint cookies that would melt any Valentine’s heart!
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!
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!!!
More Delicious Cookies to make for Valentine’s Day
- Mom’s Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe
- The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops
- Easy Valentine Chocolate Bark
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.
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!
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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Grinch Rice Krispies Treats are a simple no bake dessert recipe that looks adorable on any Christmas party table!
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.
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.
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.
I covered a serving tray with a large sheet of lime green and white wrapping paper to make my Grinch Rice Krispies Treats pop.
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!
Be on the lookout for more of my new Grinch Party photos here on the blog soon. Merry GRINCHmas!
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
- Slice a Rice Krispies sheet into 15 squares.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve and enjoy!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?!?
You might also like this Elf Hair Bow Craft.