Teacher Appreciation Day {easy gift idea}


If you’re looking for a last minute gift for teacher appreciation day, these mini art easels are perfect. Why is it that anything “small” or “mini” is so much cuter?! ;)

teacher appreciation day

Today I’m going to show you how to make these simple gifts for your kids teachers. They will love these mini art easels that they can display on their desks. Your kids can help with these too!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started-


  • Mini art easel (purchased from Michaels)
  • Chalkboard paint from DecoArt
  • Red and blue paint (or color of choice)
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk

These are quite simple to make. First, give the mini canvas a coat of chalkboard paint. Once it has dried completely, you can add another coat. Make sure to follow the directions on the bottle to allow proper drying times.

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Next you’ll paint the easle with your color of choice. I found it easiest to give them a couple coats of spray paint.

teacher appreciation day

Once your easle and canvas have dried you can write a little note to your teacher with chalk or a chalk marker. I LOVE the chalk markers (found at Jo-Ann’s) because they write so smooth.

teacher appreciation day gift idea

Wrap it up with ribbon and a little note and your gift is ready go! This idea I originally posted on Skip to My Lou.

For more teacher appreciation day ideas go here.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a great week! Come back tomorrow for a new recipe! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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3 comments on “Teacher Appreciation Day {easy gift idea}”

  1. This is so cute-I want one and I’m not even a teacher! Love, love, love it!

  2. Harry Benjamin Reply

    Its a beautiful and easy idea to make gift for teachers. Also this gift shows the huge respect to teachers. I will make some gifts like this for my teachers. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  3. Thanks for giving me a reason to buy these adorable easels! Hhhmmm….I just might need to use these in my classroom, too!

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