Quick and Easy Teacher’s Gift


Easy Teacher's Gift Idea

Looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive teacher’s gift? I just might have what you’re looking for!

Today I’m sharing a fun project. We’ll call these,”Teacher’s Little Helpers” because they are perfect for helping to keep the enormous amount of papers that teacher’s have to tote around, organized!

Instead of adding to their vast mug collection, you can make these! They are so easy!

Here’s what you’ll need:



  • Cutting tool
  • Clothes pins
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Small paint brush
  • Spray paint (not pictured)

Start by spray painting your clothes pins the color of your choice.

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea

Then print: “Graded” and “Ungraded” on scrapbook paper. You’ll have to cut it down of course. I used “Alex Brush” font.

I made several to sell at the Christmas Market, which was awesome by the way, and they were a big hit.

(Pause to say” hi” to your super cute three year old.)

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea


Cut your printed paper to fit  the clothes pins.

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea


Mod Podge works like glue. To attach your strips, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the clothes pin with a small paintbrush, and then apply another thin coat to the back of the paper strip. Now add your strip to your clothespin and smooth out any bubbles, then apply another thin coat of Mod Podge over top. Wait about fifteen minutes, then give them another thin coat and you’re done! You can see a step-by-step here.

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea





Easy Teacher's Gift Idea

I attached mine to corrugated card stock, but you can easily replace the card stock with a gift card!

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea


I promise this will be better than another mug!

I hope you are enjoying your Holiday season so far!

Thanks for visiting! 🙂




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  1. As a teacher, yes, these would be better! I personally wouldn’t use them as they are not big enough (I’m an art teacher so some things just don’t apply) but I know a lot who would. I would if I needed them. They would help keep papers organized in a bag too, which is always important!

  2. I don’t think those teachers would appreciate being called easy. But that’s just me. But the clothespins are adorable!


  3. Love these!! What a great idea…so creative Christy! 🙂 And Andi….lol!


  4. Cute idea Christy! I think you could use this for so many other uses as well depending on what you wanted to put as the label- totally creative!

  5. What a GREAT idea!!!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I’m pinning this one to our talent board!!


  6. What a great idea, something a teacher will put to use but is still super cute. Thanks for sharing.