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Teacher Gift Book {and a free download!}

Here’s an idea that would be great for an end of year gift for teachers or grandparents!

Teacher Gift Book

I used chipboard (aka cereal box) & covered it with patterned paper from the ‘My Sunshine’ stack by DCWV to form the front & back of the book. I attached the paper with Mod Podge.

Teacher Gift Book

I secured the kids pages between the covers & tied it up with 5/8” twill ribbon in teal & added red burlap string to each knot.

Teacher Gift Book

I embellished the front with stickers from the BasicGrey kit ‘kneehighs’, more paper from the DCWV stack and 5/8” twill ribbon in red and teal.

Teacher Gift Book

We printed sheets on standard paper that said “My favorite thing I learned from my teacher is…”- there were 2 per sheet so we cut them in half & sent 2 home per kid (in case they wanted to start over!). This is my daughter’s page- hard to read the top- but she learned the phrase ‘awesome sauce’- and we use it all the time! (She also drew several elements from their classroom :-))

I’ve attached the sheet we used HERE if you’d like to use it!)

Teacher Gift Book

I lined the inside of the cover pages too, and this was the last page. Great ending I thought!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired!

By: Jen Shears



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Other Supplies Used:

  • DCWV: My Sunshine Stack
  • BasicGrey: Kneehighs kit
  • Chipboard/cereal box
  • Mod Podge


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  1. ~amy~

    Oh I bet Hadley’s teacher loved her giftie! You are so sweet to do that!

  2. Martie Rollin

    Cute project! Teachers will love receiving a book like this. I liked the ribbon fish tails. Well done!

  3. Lyn Kaufmann

    Great idea. The teacher will treasure her book.

  4. TracyM #6773

    This is a FABULOUS project & gift idea Jen – FUN for the kids and PRECIOUS for the teacher too!!!
    LOVE the teal & red together, LOVE the twill & burlap too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  5. jeanne

    AWESOME!!! She is going to love this. I love your crafts with paper and ribbons. Always beautiful results!

  6. Valerie Gee

    Looks great! And I love the phrase “awesome sauce.” We might have to adopt that in our own family. I especially love how you combined the two ribbons on the spine. The red really sets off the teal! XXOO from CO!


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