I can’t believe it is already time to be thinking of Teacher Appreciation Gifts! National Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week of May, but it may be different for where you live. Teacher Appreciation is one of my very favorite things each year! Over the years I’ve shared so many fun and easy gift ideas. The teachers we’ve given them to also seem to enjoy the gifts we’ve given. Last year, I put this Teach & Inspire Teacher Gift Tote together and then I filled them up with some of the teachers favorite things with some cute printable tags attached to them.
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Teach & Inspire Teacher Gift Tote Supplies:
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Red Glitter HTV
- Weeding Tools
- EasyPress (I would recommend the 6×8 for this project)
- EasyPress Mat (I would recommend the small one for this project)
- Mini Totes (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Design Space Cut File
- Thank You Tag File
These small totes are ones that I like to keep on hand. I’ve used them for different projects before, and they are such a good size. I pulled out the small totes that I had, my red glitter HTV and my Cricut Explore Air 2.
Working in Design Space, I came up with the design I wanted to use by slicing and welding a text design with the apple. I sent it to the Cricut to cut, making sure to mirror my image. For more details on how to cut HTV, check this post out.
Once it was all cut out, I weeded the design.
I placed the design on the tote where I wanted it and preheated my EasyPress. I mentioned before that I would recommend the small (6×8) EasyPress. When I made these totes last year, I only had the original EasyPress. The seams on these totes made it hard to get the heat to apply evenly (it is possible, I did it on several, just tricky) with the larger EasyPress.
After applying the heat, I peeled the carrier sheet off. I really adore the way this Teach & Inspire Teacher Gift Tote turned out!
I filled these cute teacher gift totes up with several fun teacher appreciation gifts with printable tags. I included their favorite drink, Post-it notes, dry-erase markers, glue sticks, paper clips, and highlighters. All things that they can use!
Using a pen with the Cricut machine, I created these Thank You Tags, then had my boys write their names on them. I used some baker’s twine to attach them to the bags.
The glitter HTV adds such a fun shine to the front of the Teach & Inspire Teacher Gift Tote!
I think the simple Thank you tag is the perfect finishing touch to the tote as well. What do you think?
It is easy to spoil the school teachers by filling up a tote full of supplies + most of the supplies are pretty inexpensive and they are always well received too!
After you get your Teach & Inspire Teacher Gift Tote put together, if you’re looking for more fun + simple things to fill the tote with, then be sure to check out all of my teacher gift ideas!