It’s the second day of Craft Lightning Teacher Appreciation Week! When I ask my teacher friends what gifts they love to receive from students and parents, gift cards are the most frequently mentioned item. But if everyone jumps on the get-the-teacher-a-gift-card bandwagon, your child’s teacher could end up with a desk full of cards that are easily lost.
It’s a good thing that you are a thoughtful and clever parent! When you give your kid’s teacher gift cards, include a gift card organizing ring along with it. The teacher can add all the cards she receives onto the ring, keeping them all safe and in one tidy location. Plus, you can make one of these gift card rings in no time!
To make a quick gift card organizer, you will need a book ring (or large split ring), a hole punch, and some gift cards. To dress up the organizer, you can add a decorative tag to the ring with a clasp. Check out how I dyed the wooden tag red here.
Punch a hole in the corner of each of the gift cards. Be careful not to punch through the magnetic strip or over any pertinent information, so that the gift card is still useable.
Add the gift cards and the tag to the book ring, and you are done! Explain in the thank you card that the ring is meant to help keep all his or her gift cards organized and safe. You can include a hole punch in the gift, but chances are the teacher owns one already.
And here are all the quick projects shared on the second day of Teacher Appreciation Craft Lightning. Find Day One’s crafts here.
Duct Tape and Denim created these thoughtful key chains with the help of her kids!
This pretty ribbon lanyard from My Craftily Ever After is a wonderful teacher gift.
I love this gift card holder printable from Simply Kelly Designs!
Your kids’ teacher can have a desk on the go with this tote necklace from Stuff-n-Such by Lisa.
Dolen Diaries’s cupcake flower gift is sweet, both literally and figuratively!
Give your kids’ teacher the means to stay clean with this tutorial from A Girl and a Glue Gun.
Occasionally Crafty pulled together a quick gift of school supplies with a punny tag.
30 Minute Crafts made a printable that you (or your kids) can add color to.
Angie from The Country Chic Cottage made these adorable gumball gifts with Ball mason jars.