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I love creating beautiful projects just by using Budget Friendly items and just recently I created 5 DIY Crafts on a Budget using all the items from the 99 Cent Store Only.
So today I did almost the same but I created Three DIY Teacher Gifts.
I love how simple yet gorgeous all three crafts turned out with items from the 99. I try to make it a point to check out the store once every week as so many new items are stocked up in the store. There is always something new and exciting. You never know what you’ll find when you “do the 99”
This is what I ended up buying and I paid way less than what I normally pay at other stores where I buy my crafty supplies from, literally the 99 has all of my favorite name brands at a price that can’t be beat.
Summer is the perfect time to create some fun, pretty and beautiful DIY Teacher Gifts. I was bursting with so many Ideas but I decided to stick with only three projects for now.
So find a 99 Cents Only Stores near you and get Crafty!
Let’s jump right into it.
Pencil Flower Vase
I mean honestly how adorable did this Pencil Flower Vase turn out.
And it was so simple to create as well.
I picked up a mason jar as it was going to be the base around which I would glue the pencils.
And I bought about 5 packs of the colored pencils.
You could use hot glue to keep the pencils in place or like I did use simple ol’ school glue that you can find at the 99.
So apply a layer of glue using a foam paintbrush and then start placing the pencils around the face of the jar.
What I like to do at the end when all the pencils are in place is to use a ribbon or string and tie it tightly around so when the pencils are drying they keep the place and don’t slide away or fall.
You can definitely keep the ribbon, I preferred it without it. But it should hold up pretty well when the glue has dried.
Pop some flowers into your vase and there you have it.
How beautiful is this Gift Idea for a teacher.
DIY Tropical Binder
Okay so this one will literally take you about five minutes from start to finish.
I found these fun Tropical Leaf Placemats at the cent store which I knew I would use to spruce up a plain Binder.
Binders can be really boring and plain looking but with this simple update it looks so good that I might actually start using it for myself.
Place the Tropical mat onto the binder and see how you would want it to look, play around with the placement.
I cut it in such a way that one big side was at one end and the other smaller side on the top corner.
Apply a thin layer of glue and then place your pieces on top of it.
Let it dry.
The glue will dry clear.
And that was basically it.
The Binder got an uplift within 5 minutes.
Simple yet beautiful!
Marbled Terracotta Gift Pot
I absolutely love Marbling!
I think it is such a fun way to add a pop of color and design in your home décor space.
The 99 has a full section dedicated to Acrylic Paints and I chose the colors purple, blue, orange and hot pink.
I wanted the “gift basket” to be unique so I went with a Terra Cotta pot in which I would place all the gift items.
There is a complete outdoor section at the 99 and I bought one of the pot for this project.
In disposable cups pour the acrylic paints and then thin it out with some water so that the paint easily glides. I poured the paint one by one and it started creating these gorgeous Marbled patterns.
Play around with it and then give it a full day to completely dry.
The last step is optional but I found this beautiful Gold Leaf Garland at the Party section supplies which I then cut and glued onto the Terra Cotta Pot.
It added such a nice finish to it.
And then you can go ahead and place whatever gift items you have in mind I chose some magnets, Post-It notes, Glue and a pack of colored pencils.
You can get creative here as the 99 has endless options, all of which are within budget. You could do a mix of stationery supplies and snacks or even create a fruit basket as the 99 has fresh and affordable produce available as well.
How beautiful and unique does this look?
And that was it for my Budget Friendly Teacher Gift Ideas.
Which one did you like and would most likely recreate?