DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Idea and Free Printable

You all know that I can’t resist a great excuse to make a fun DIY teacher Christmas gift and fun printable.  This DIY Christmas gift idea isn’t just limited to teachers though!  It would make a fun DIY Christmas gift for just about anyone.  When I was at Michaels (same trip where I picked up the supplies for the DIY Gift Card holders from yesterday’s post) I stumbled on these adorable plastic Christmas light ornaments and this idea popped into my head.  I had been unpacking our Christmas decorations the day before to get ready for a shoot, and found our candy colored big Christmas light bulbs (which I LOVE from when I was a kid.)  As soon as I saw these plastic versions of those light bulbs, I knew I had to do something fun with them and candy, and this fun DIY Teacher Christmas gift idea was born. 🙂


This is SO easy you guys!  If you can sort M&Ms you can make this! 😉  I found my cute plaid box at HomeGoods they have a ton of cute ones this time of year, but you can also just pick up a box similar to one of these  (affiliate link) and it would be darling!

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The bulbs were about $5.99 for a pack of 5…but I used a 50% off coupon and got two packages for $5.99 that way.  Simply fill the bulbs with the candy and you are all set!  I added a velvet ribbon (also from HomeGoods) to mine in place of a cord, and set them in the box with some crinkle paper.

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Simply add our free printable “Merry and Bright” tag to the outside of the box and you’re all set! 🙂

diy teacher christmas gift

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diy teacher christmas gift

diy teacher christmas gift

Every now and then when I look at pictures of something I made I just get giddy with excitement.  This is one of those projects.  I want to give them to everyone I know!  Something about the colors just makes it look like a party in a box to me! 🙂

Isn’t that fun and easy?!  You can whip up a ton of these cute DIy Teacher Christmas gifts for all of your kiddos teachers in just a few minutes.  I hope you are feeling inspired to create something amazing (and easy!) at your house.  I love projects like this cute little diy teacher Christmas gift because DIY doesn’t mean difficult, it’s great to be able to create something with such a wow factor in just a few minutes!

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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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18 thoughts on “DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Idea and Free Printable”

  1. I love this! I’ve seen these clear Christmas light bulb ornaments at Michael’s. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for inspiring. Best wishes for Christmas, Linda @Crafts a la mode


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