Teacher Gift Ideas you can make with your Cricut

Here are some teacher gifts ideas you can make with your Cricut. These projects are quick to make with vinyl you have at home, making them easy to make last minute!

Custom Colour Changing Tumbler

Apply a favourite teacher quote onto a colour changing cup. Easy, custom teacher gift perfect for summer! You can put a gift certificate inside for a local coffee shop to complete the gift.

“Don’t Make Me Use my Teacher Voice”

I love this teacher quote! You can find the Cut file in my Etsy Shop.

I found these TAL colouring changing cups at Walmart last year. Similar cups are currently available at Walmart.

I like to keep a stash of these colour changing cups! They come in handy for any occasion. I have customized them to give for birthday gifts and camping trips.

Personalized Water Bottle

Such a simple gift idea, just add the teachers name to a water bottle with vinyl! I gave these ones out to the male teachers last year. I love how the Gloss black vinyl looks on the Matte Black bottle, I think it is the perfect masculine look.

Similar matte black insulated water bottle.

I hope you found these teacher gift ideas helpful! If you make a custom colour changing cup or water bottle I would love to see it! Tag me on instagram @hangmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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DIY Hanging Planter Made from Recycled Bottle

DIY recycled hanging planter

Here is an easy DIY hanging planter you can make for nothing! All you need is an empty Pine-Sol bottle, spray paint and string.

I was about to throw my Pine-Sol bottle in the recycling when I noticed the pattern on the bottom and thought it might make a cute planter. I gave it a try and love how it turned out!

You will need:

  • Empty Pine-Sol bottle
  • Knife
  • Spray paint
  • String
Materials to make DOY hanging planter from Bottle

Instructions:

1. Using a knife, cut the bottle off about 3.5 inches from the bottom.

2. Make 2 holes on one side and 2 holes on the other side equally spaced.

Cut holes into bottle to hang your DIY planter

3. Spray paint

Spray paint bottle

4. Thread string through two holes on side. Thread another 24 inch string through the two holes on the other side.

Insert string into DIY hanging PLanter
DIY hanging planter from recycled Pine-Sol bottle

5. Tie a loop at the top using all 4 strings.

I would love to see your DIY hanging planter! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

DIY hanging planter from recycled bottle

Check out my DIY plant stand tutorial

Among Us Plushie Pattern – Sewing Project for Kids

All of the extra time spent at home on the weekends has given me lots of time to craft with the kids. They have started playing the game Among Us so I came up with this plushie pattern for them. Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Sewing is an excellent handicraft for kids of all ages! This project can used with hand sewing or machine sewing.

My oldest two who are 10 & 12 made it by themselves. However, even younger kids can make this easily with a little help! My 6 year old cut out the pieces and operated the foot pedal while I guided the fabric in the sewing machine.

I used a sewing machine for this project but this would also be a great project for hand sewing. Felt is great for beginner sewing because the edges do not fray.

I have included a free printable pattern and instructions so you can make them at home! Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download.

Materials:

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF PATTERN

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF INSTRUCTIONS

Here is another great sewing project for kids:

Candy Wrapper Pouch easy sewing tutorial

If you make some Among Us plushies I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns and use #handmadejoyblog

Custom Camper Cutting Board – Easy DIY for Camper

We are cleaning our trailer and packing it up for our first camping trip of the season. I recently bought a wood burner and wanted to make a cutting board for the camper. These little bamboo cutting boards from the Dollar Tree are the perfect size for camping. I also picked up a bamboo spatula to customize for the camper.

For the cutting board, I used my HAPPY CAMPER cut file. I printed off the png clipart file and used graphite paper to transfer the design onto the cutting board. For the spatula I just sketched the roasting marshmallows with pencil and then traced over with the wood burner.

Use Graphite paper to transfer your design onto your cutting board and utensils

I am new to wood burning but have had fun playing with it. I bought this basic Walnut Hollow wood burner from Michaels. It comes with a few different tips.

The basic wood burner I used

I can’t wait to try it out while we are camping this weekend! These would make great gifts for your friends and family.

Do you have a wood burner? What are your favourite projects to use it for?

Music Teacher Gift – Free Cut File

Its almost the end of the school year for my kids and all of their activities are wrapping up. Time to start getting the teacher gifts made! I decided to make our piano and violin teacher a tote bag.  A tote bag is a practical gift and really who doesn’t love a cute tote? I have included the cut file in this post as a free download for you so you can make one too!

I made a simple tote bag out of some white canvas I had in my fabric stash, but a pre-made tote bag works just as well.  This is such a quick and easy project, prefect for last minute gifts. I simply cut the heat transfer vinyl with my Cricut machine and ironed it on. This design would look great on mugs and t-shirts too. I included the PNG and PDF files as well so you could even print off the PDF and frame it if you prefer.

Life Without Music Freebie – Click to download

To download the free SVG, PDF, & PNG files click the link above.

Now go make your music teacher an awesome gift!

If you make something tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns and use #handmadejoyblog I would love to see your project!