Easy DIY Teacher Christmas Gift

It’s the season of giving! To give back to Mila’s teachers, we decided to do an easy DIY gift I think her teachers will love. Made with a lot of love and something to remember her when they bake, we came up with this ‘smart cookie’ bundle.

Since Mila is in preschool and has three classroom teachers, I needed a gift that was simple to put together and not super costly. Instead of just doing a mug with hot chocolate, I thought of what Mila and I love to do during Christmastime: make cookies!

A quick internet search led me to the little quote on the pot holder and it all came together!

All I needed for this Easy DIY Teacher Christmas Gift was:

  • Pot holder
  • Whisk
  • Chocolate chip cookie mix
  • DIY Ornament
  • Cricut
  • Sparkly iron on vinyl
  • Fluffy yarn

The most tasking part of this DIY gift was making the pot holder. If you have a Cricut and know how to use it, you should be golden.

My friend made me the image and I did everything else. Thank goodness for friends who can help out (thanks Dana!). If you don’t know how to use a Cricut or don’t have one, I’m sure a friend or family member would be willing to help out. There’s also a ton of different pot holders on Etsy you could quickly order… but it’s seriously easy to DIY.

One issue with ironing this design on was all the stitching. I had to really maneuver it and press really hard for it to stay on. Once it got on there, I think it looked really cute. I’m so glad I had the glitter vinyl at home!

I bought the cookie mix and whisk, but I DIY’d the ornament.

All I used was cardboard, a hot glue gun, and fluffy yarn. I’m going to do another in-depth blog post in the next few days about these DIY ornaments. You could also purchase one or make another type of DIY one.

When we actually give these gifts to Mila’s teachers, it’ll be easy to wrap up and hand to them. I love how it all looks together and I just used an extra piece of yarn to complete it. This could also be done with an oven mit. The items would just sit in it instead.

Some extra things we’re going to add that aren’t pictured here are little paintings from Mila in a Christmas card. She is adamant about making them something, so that’ll be a fun project.

This Easy DIY Teacher Gift is perfect for busy parents who want to make their teacher gift special without breaking the bank or being SUPER creative. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration and take a little stress off of you this holiday season.


Wondering what to get other people in your life? Check out these two gift guides I made this year:


Let me know in the comments what your go-to teacher gift is. OR if you’re a preschool or elementary school teacher, let us know what you’d like to receive or what would be helpful. I’d love to know more things to get in the future for Mila’s educators.

22 thoughts on “Easy DIY Teacher Christmas Gift

  1. Love this! I also made these for my sons preschool teachers but we did “Baking Spirits Bright.” They were a hit! I also made some for family. I love a gift that is actually usable and not just another coffee mug, plus I just wanted to make something with my Cricut LOL!

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