DIY Gifts for Teachers

This year we decided to make the teachers presents as we have done the Coffee gift cards, mugs etc already and the kids have had the same teachers two years in a row. This year since I have been knitting I thought a fun idea would be a dishcloth and what would be a great idea for a teacher? How about a delicious red apple?

I jumped onto Ravelry and made a quick search for a Apple Dishcloth. I found a cute pattern from Lily Sugar'n Cream and Bernat Design Studio. This pattern is really easy for a beginner as long as you know how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn over and decrease.
Make sure to read through the pattern before starting as it can be a bit confusing at the beginning with how to start the bottom of the apple. You will need an extra needle or stitch holder to hold some stitches at the beginning.

The apple is made in 3 pieces and then stitched together. I let the kids decide the colours and where to put the leaf and stem. They were really happy with how they turned out. This can easily be whipped up one or two evenings depending on how fast of a knitter you are.
We also decided to buy little flower pot and plant a flower for each teacher. You could also make it more personal with having the kids paint the pots themselves. This year with bought already pained pots.
If you are not a knitter, I have made a list of links to other blogs that offer some great ideas for DIY gifts for teachers.

Come chat all things Teacher Gift Ideas with @LinkedMoms on Twitter on Wednesday June 19th at 8pm. Visit Linked Moms for details and to RSVP.

Mom vs the Boys - A Smartie Teacher's Gift
Nugglemama's Handful - Last Minute Gifts
Julie Harrison - Teacher's Gift Ideas
Shannon's View from Here - Fun & Easy Cookie Flowers
Creative Cynchronicity - Teacher Appreciation Gifts  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. Anonymous8:54 PM

    Great idea!!! Go for it

  2. These are so nice and I'm sure would be well appreciated!


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