Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

Teacher's Necklace {DIY Gift} by Everything Etsy

Hi Everyone!  I’m Kim from Everything Etsy.  I’m a major {to put it lightly} fan of Etsy, so I started a blog all about it…with a bunch of cool crafty stuff thrown in the mix.  I also love to make crafty tote bags with quirky sayings for my Etsy shop, Handmade and Craft.  I hope you’ll come visit me!

I’m excited to be here today sharing a fun craft for those amazing teachers on you gift list.  Thanks, Cindy!

Score an A+ with this sweet teacher’s necklace!

Share your appreciation with a handmade gift that’s sure to touch their heart like they have touched yours in the past year.  This necklace is simple enough to make with your child so they can customize it to fit their style.  Teachers Gift Necklace Supplies from @everythingetsy

You just need a few supplies…

  • Mod Podge {gloss}
  • Scrapbook stickers
  • Wooden circles
  • Circle metal jewelry finding
  • Colorful scrapbook paper {shown below}
  • Basic Necklaces
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Glue – E6000 {shown below}

These supplies can easily be found at your local craft store.  You might even have a few of these items at home already.

Teacher's Necklace - Paint your charm

Start by painting your charm with a beautiful color.  You can sand it…or not.  I didn’t and it turned out fine.

Let it dry and paint a second coat.  Be sure to use thin coats and paint the edge.

Teacher's Necklace - Print it

Print out or type your saying on regular white copy paper.  Copy it and reduce the size to fit your charm.  Then copy it on you textured scrapbook paper.

Teacher's Necklace - Gift

Once your charm is dry you can add your saying with a dab of Mod Podge.  This will hold it in place while you work with it.

Teacher's Gift - cover with mod podge

Wait a couple minutes and then apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to it.  I went over the front and the edge of the charm.

I only put one coat of Mod Podge.

Teacher's Necklace - DIY gift - glue it

Once your charm is dry you can add the jewelry finding the the back with your glue.  {This glue is very strong and only takes a drop.}

Teacher's Gift - Necklace

Let it dry a few minutes and then add a little something special.  I used a shiny button scrapbook sticker, but I glued it to the top.

Teacher's Gift - finished charm

It’s simple and sweet!  What do you think?

Teacher's Necklace - finished gift

You don’t have to spend a ton to make someone feel special.  Handmade gifts are a beautiful way to created a treasured necklace for your child’s teacher this year.

The possibilities are endless!  I saw an amazing amount of cute stickers in the store that can be the inspiration you need to design your own charms.  Have fun!

Thanks so much for having me here, Cindy!  I love Skip to My Lou and the awesome readers.  Come visit me any time at Everything Etsy for more crafty ideas and Etsy tips!  You can also find me on Pinterest {which I LOVE}, Facebook and Twitter.  See you soon!

Stop by Everything Etsy for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving away hundreds of dollars worth of fun goodies! You won’t want to miss this!

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  1. I LOVE this!! I’m a preschool teacher and would SO wear this if I received it as a gift!! Ms. Barbara from For the Children

  2. What a cute idea. A sister-in-law is a teacher and would love getting a gift like this.

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