Here is the easiest teacher appreciation idea you will ever see! Looking for a thoughtful and fun way to show appreciation to a special teacher? Look no further! With this creative gift idea, you can let your teacher know just how much they’ve influenced you. By combining DIY pencil flowers with Smarties and Dum Dums candies, you’ll create a sweet and meaningful present that shows your gratitude. Let your teacher know that because of them, you’re a “Smartie” and not a “Dum Dum” with this cute gift!

Because of you, I’m a SMARTIE, not a DUM DUM!

Teacher Gift Supplies

  • Plastic Grass ($1.50): I used 3 packages so that the grass was packed nice and tight and the pencils and candy could stick up more easily without falling over
  • Dum Dum Suckers ($2.50): I only used 5-7
  • Smartie Candies ($2.50): I only used 5-7
  • Pencils ($1): I used 5
  • Bucket ($1): I took off the shovel so the handle lays flat against the bucket.

*I got all the supplies listed above @ WalMart

Other supplies not pictured that I had on hand: silk flowers, hot glue, marker, ribbon & white cardstock

How to Make Candy Gram Teacher Gift

  1. Using your hot glue, attach the silk flowers to each pencil.
  2. Fill the bucket with the plastic grass.
  3. Stick candy and flower pencils into the bucket, making sure you have a variety of colors and that each item is snug and won’t fall over easily. You can skip the pencils and give more candy, I just liked the dimension of the flower and the height the pencils gave.
  4. Tie a ribbon around the bucket.
  5. Write and attach a card.

…and you’re DONE!!!

What a fun and easy way to say “Thanks” to a teacher!

Idea from: Somewhat Simple

More Teacher Candy Gram Gift Ideas

Get ready to sweeten up your teacher’s day with these pun-tastic candy sayings! From “It’s going to be a sweet year!” attached to a bag of chocolates to “You were mint to be my teacher!” paired with a pack of mints, these clever puns add a fun and thoughtful touch to any teacher gift. Whether you’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week or just want to show your gratitude, these candy puns are sure to bring a smile to your teacher’s face. So go ahead, indulge in some sugary wordplay and make your teacher’s day extra special!

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  2. I like the idea of enclosing a giftcard as most teachers aren’t going to eat the Smarties or suckers.

  3. cute cute idea – i think i will fill bottom of bucket with chocolate or hide giftcard then the grass!!!!

  4. Thisis so cute! I would have love to have gotten this when I was a teacher!

  5. Hi Cindy Lou,

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  6. I love this idea, Steph! It’s so cute and simple- just the way I like ’em. 🙂

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