Give your child’s teacher a fun gift this year with these gumball mason jar teacher gifts. All you need to do is grab a mason jar, fill it with gumballs of any color, and attach the (free) teacher appreciation tags included in this post. Now, let’s make those gifts!
This is a super easy and affordable way to show teachers you appreciate them.
What better way to show the teacher that you care than with Teacher Appreciation gifts? Whether it is the end of the school year, a holiday, or even the first day, there are so many ways to show them you care!
This kicks off an entire week of quick and easy teacher appreciation gift ideas with Craft Lightning. Find my gumball gift below, then scroll all the way down for more 15-minute crafts from our blog partners for this series, to get tons of ideas this week! You can definitely find one or two that will work for the teacher in your child’s life.
How to Make a Mason Jar Gumball Teacher Gift
- Ball Smooth Jar
- Celebration Gumballs (two packages per jar)
- EK Tools Circle Paper Punch
- Permanent Dot Runner
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Printable teacher appreciation labels (see box below to download)
Grab your free labels:
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Please note these labels are for personal use only.
Make your labels:
Print the labels and punch both a plain tag and a “BALL” tag from the sheet for each jar you are making.
TIP: To get perfect punches, use your punch upside down, as shown in the image below. You can see the image through the back and make sure it is lined up perfectly. Also, you can punch a few times with waxed paper if your new punch is stiff.
Fill your jar with gumballs. Either all one color or layer multiple colors in the jar. Attach the “BALL” tag to the top of the jar with some glue dots. Punch a hole in the tag, write your teacher’s name, and tie it on with some twine.
You can make these teacher appreciation gifts in just minutes. Make one for every teacher in your child’s life. These are great for male and female teachers as well.
Give your teacher a gift they will remember with this gumball mason jar teacher gift idea!
More 15-Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
Are you ready for even more 15-minute Teacher Appreciation Week ideas? First up is Artistic Endeavors with this too-cute mason jar teacher gift idea. I love mason jars y’all, and this one is a great idea!
Next is the fabulous Jen Goode with 100 Directions. She has some great NUTS printables that are perfect for any teacher. Hurry and print these for free!
Give any teacher a custom notepad with this fun idea from 4 You with Love. Click here to see more about making these great tearable notepads.
Turn a plain chipboard box into something special with the addition of buttons. Click here to head over to 365 Days of Crafts for the instructions for this fun, quick, and easy craft project.
Turn any tote into something personalized in just minutes. Follow these instructions from A Sweet Berry to make a monogram teacher’s tote today.
Does your child’s teacher love owls? This teacher gift from Yesterday on Tuesday is the perfect gift. Click here to see more about the gift and get that free printable tag.
It is no secret that teachers love books. Give them a personalized bookmark with style with this tutorial from The Silly Pearl. I think these are just gorgeous and so easy to make!
Get all of these Teacher Appreciation ideas and more on our Teacher Appreciation Pinterest Board. Be sure to follow that board to keep up with all of the fun this week!
- Start by printing the teacher appreciation labels. Punch both a plain tag and a “BALL” label from the sheet for each jar you are making.
- Fill your jar with gumballs. Either all one color or layer multiple colors in the jar.
- Attach the “BALL” label to the top of the jar with some glue dots. Punch a hole in the tag, write on your teacher’s name, and tie it on with some twine. Gift!