DIY Homemade Teacher Gift
This is a fun, easy, and super cute way to thank your teacher for a year of hard dedication to the kids in her class- and your kids can do all the mixing and measuring! This is a great way to get your kids involved in making a lovely gift for their favorite teachers, for a homemade present they will cherish.
I am LOVING all of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores new patterned mason jars and chalk tags- and I had to make a present that centered around them. They are so fun and pretty- they instantly dress up gifts!
• Printed Mason Jars
• Jar rings and Lids
• Chalk Jar Tags
• White Paint Pen
• Epsom Salt
• Baking Soda
• Essential oils
• Food coloring
• Flowers, potpourri mix-ins
In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.
Mix a few drops of essential oils into the salts, stir to distribute evenly.
Optional- if you’d like a lightly colored bath salt, add a few drops of food coloring, until you get the color you’d like- and add any flowers or potpourri elements you’d like (I added rosebuds and lavender for a pretty and relaxing bath).
Add the mixture to jars, and top them with a metal ring and lid. The Cannery area in Jo-Ann stores even has cute chalkboard lids for jars- but I wanted to write little nametags out of these adorable chalk mason jar cutouts.
I simply write out my kid’s teacher’s initial on each tag, and made some heart and swirly decorations around it. You can use chalk- but I wanted a permanent paint, so I used a white paint marker so it looked like chalk.
My kids had so much fun making these- and can’t wait to hand them out!