This whole week I will be sharing my own teacher appreciation gifts, as well as featuring projects by other creative bloggers. Each one of these crafts can be made in 15 minutes or less, so you can make up a thoughtful gift for the teachers in your life quickly and simply. My first tutorial for this week of lightning-fast crafts is this easy Play Ball mason jar gift!
If you are looking for quick homemade gifts to give to your kids’ teachers, you won’t want to miss a post this week! This first gift is appropriate for coaches, P.E. teachers, or any educator who loves America’s Pastime!
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With very minimal painting skills, you can turn a plain Ball mason jar into an adorable PLAY BALL gift jar. Then fill the jar with baseball-themed treats or game tickets and the gift is ready to give! You can also add a specialized jar lid to turn this into a cute piggy bank for a child’s room or remove the lid entirely for use as a flower vase. Check out the video below to see how simple of a craft project this is.
Check all the other lightning fast teacher appreciation crafts from the first day of this Craft Lightning series.
Artistic Endeavor combined two tradition teacher themes, chalkboard and apples, into this super cute mason jar gift!
Teachers write a ton of notes, so this DIY notepad from 4 You with Love is a very useful present.
365 Days of Crafts turned a plain wooden box into a gift perfect for an lower grade teacher.
On A Sweet Berry’s Blog you will find the tutorial for a quickly personalized tote bag.
How about a great owl themed gift like this one from Yesterday on Tuesday?
Download Jen’s cute printable tags on 100 Directions.
Check out The Silly Pearl’s adorable custom fabric book marks.
The Housewife Eclectic created a very cute tote for a Kindergarten teacher.
Angie from The Country Chic Cottage made these adorable gumball gifts with Ball mason jars.
You might also like these other jar teacher gifts:
Jen Goode says
Thank you so much for sharing my printable tags, nuts and all. Such a great collection of projects today, I love them!
Angie @ CCC says
Brilliant my friend! I love!
So I know this post is several years old, but I did these with my kids after ordering the supplies from the links above and I have to ask – is the paint color “Heirloom” right? Because it makes the jars tan, not any shade of white like a baseball.
Yes, I used Heirloom to make the jars look like well-used game balls. If you want a more pure white color, try Everlasting or Lace.
Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers says
These are adorable! Love the baseball mason jar!
Borei Design says
I just LOVE the baseball one…I’m going to have to make one in yellow for my softballer’s room! Thank you for the idea! 🙂
Jennifer Priest says
I’ve seen your “Play Ball” mason jars pinned everywhere!!! Awesome – I love how you did them!
Thanks, Jennifer! It was a really fun project to do!
Cindy deRosier says
This is such a wonderful idea! I’m the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and would love to feature it. To do so, I need a clean copy of the main photo (watermark ok, but no title). You can email it to me or submit it directly at http://funfamilycrafts.com/submit-a-craft/. Please feel free to submit any of your other craft tutorials as well!
Grumpy Mommy says
Great gift not just for teachers but for dads too! I’ve included it in my roundup of best Father’s Day crafts for preschoolers 🙂 Love your site btw!