I love making handmade gifts and we love teachers, so I came up with these DIY School Mason Jars that are perfect for Teacher Appreciation Gifts. With Back to School around the corner I thought this would be a sweet way to welcome and wish an amazing new School Year to my kiddos’ teachers… Take a look!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

Super fun and cute!

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The best part is that these jars were very easy to make… Let me show you how!

 

MATERIALS

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

Clear Mason Jars – Choose any size you like!

Mini Chalkboards – You can also find them at your local Craft Stores.

Bakers Twine or Ribbon

Red Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint

Black Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint

White Permanent Marker

Tape and Scissors

Free Printables or Scrapbooking Paper

 

TUTORIAL

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

1

Paint the Jars and Lid-Ring

The first thing you want to do is clean the jars throughly before you paint them.

When they are clean and dry use acrylic or spray paint to paint the outside of the jar.

You are going to need two to three coats of paint.

Make sure to let the paint dry completly between coats for best results.

My son helped me with this part of the job… Kids love to paint!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

For the largest jar I used tape to make the stripes so we could see the candy through the jar.

To paint the lid-ring I used black spray paint.

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

 

2

Embellish the Jars

Ready to have fun?

Now that your jar is dry it’s time to glue the mini chalkboard to the jar. Use a hot glue gun to do this!

I made the little apple using a tiny wood peg, red paint, and green tape for the leaves. 

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

You can use scrapbooking paper or our free School Jar Printables to decorate the lid.

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

For the tags use a white permanent marker to write the name of your children’s teacher.

You can use the same marker to write on the chalkboard or you can use chalk instead!

I love using Bakers Twine to tie anything around anything… So cute!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

 

Feel free to click HERE to print our tags and lid printables.

Back to School Free Printables

 

To embellish the smaller jar I tied a piece of chalk around the jar… Oh the little details!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

 

3

Get the Goodies

Now that the jars are finished fill them up with goodies.

The M&Ms were perfect to match my “M is for Mrs…” tag!

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You can also fill them up with color pencils, crayons, erasers or anything that a teacher would appreciate.

This is about showing gratitude for the amazing work they do!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

 

We are done!

Back to School - Super cute Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

 I hope you like them as much as we do!

Before you go make sure to also check out these other Back to School projects!

Back to School Emergency Kit

Such a cute gift idea for teachers and teens!

Emergency Kit Gift Idea 

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

15 Teacher Appreciation Free Printables... perfect for last minute gift ideas! the36thavenue.com

 

DIY Back to School Ideas

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As always thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

We love hanging out with you!

Besos

Desiree 

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