Only 5 more weeks of school here in Arizona, can’t even believe it! Feels like I was just creating the back to school teacher gift and here we are at the end of the year, ready to celebrate all the hard work our teachers have put in for the year!
I originally made over this letter board for the beginning of the school year but if you’ve followed me for a bit, you know how I love to repurpose a good DIY.
I’ve watched my nieces’ teachers use their school themed letter board all year long so I know for a fact that this is the perfect teacher appreciation gift idea! It’s certain to be a hit with any teacher that’s going to be teaching again next year!
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- Letter Board (make sure you buy it when they’re 50% off or use your 40% off coupon!)
- 4 wooden rulers
- Hand saw & miter box
- Glue gun
- ABC & Apple cutouts
- Extra letters (optional)
I originally was buying my letter boards from Walmart but I’ve since moved on to the letter boards at Hobby Lobby. They go on sale about every other week, so make sure to buy when they’re 50% off! If you do that, then the final decorated board only costs about $20!
In the video I show using a hand saw and miter box to cut the rulers. If you’re lucky, you might be able to cut them with an all purpose scissors. I wasn’t so lucky this time but it’s worth a shot before you get out the saw!
To make life easy, I used my Cricut machine to cutout the ABC’s and apple with cardstock. Cutting by hand would work too!
As far as the extra letters, the board itself comes with plastic letters but I like the smaller letters so you can fit more phrases on the board. Whether you buy the extra letters or not, make sure to give the letters to your teacher in a little bag so they can continue creating phrases and using the board for next year!
As I mentioned, I have LOVED seeing how my nieces’ teachers use their letter boards every day. I know people say teachers really want wine, gift cards, etc but I think this is one DIY teacher gift idea that will continue to be used over and over again. And you can’t beat the affordable price point either! Whether it’s from one student or the whole class, this is a foolproof teacher appreciation gift that any teacher would LOVE!
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