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DIY Teacher's Gift Bags

DIY Teachers Gift Bags
DIY Teachers Gift Bags
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Help your child thank their teacher for a great school year by giving them a token of your appreciation and putting your paper craft skills to good use. DIY Teacher’s Gift Bags are a wonderfully thoughtful way to show that you care, and you can put anything you want inside these DIY gift bags, from sweets to gift cards. Pretty paper crafts like these are sure to leave a lasting impression on your child’s teacher.


Materials List

  • SCD-008 Pierced Squares
  • SCS-005 Your Day
  • SCSD-008 Just Because
  • SCP-017 Celebra'tions™ Assorted Solids (12 x 12")
  • SCI-012 Captivating Coral
  • SCT-001 Celebra'tions Linen Thread
  • Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - 3D Foam Squares
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive


  1. Create a folded box with Captivating Coral cardstock or use a paper bag that will measure 4½ x 5” and cover with Captivating Coral cardstock.

  2. Cut and emboss with the Grand Calibur Machine a piece of Cotton Candy cardstock by nesting Pierced Squares Dies #2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Die #1 being the smallest size) to create a square shape with an opened center. Stamp the sentiment from Your Day stamp set with Captivating Coral ink at the bottom. Adhere to front of box.

  3. For the flowers, stamp Flower 1 and Flower 2 images from Just Because set with Captivating Coral ink on Cotton Candy cardstock. Use the coordinating dies to cut. Cut a dot in Cotton Candy cardstock with Flower 2 Center die. Cut Flower 3 die in Luscious Lime for leaves. Layer them together and then adhere it to the center of the box with 3D Foam Square for dimension.

  4. Punch two holes in the top and tie it with Luscious Lime Linen Thread.

  5. Fill with lots of goodies to surprise a teacher.

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As a teacher, I always appreciated the homemade gifts the most! Those gifts that were handmade brought closer to the heart the impact we had on our students and their families. From cookies to tamales to even just a card made from scratch they were all the best! Nothing speaks more than homemade gifts.

What teacher wouldn't love receiving this beautiful handcrafted gift bag? And it would be a lovely addition on the desk to later hold pencils or anything needed! If you don't have the fancy equipment, I bet you could free form draw and cut a flower pattern and even write the message in your best penmanship,with some gold ink flow pens! Glue on a pretty gem or button in the flower's center for some extra embellishment! So pretty, thanks for sharing!


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