Homemade Teacher Gifts – Apple Wreath

Homemade teacher gifts are the perfect way to thank that special teacher at the end of the school year.  Our school year ends in the beginning of June here in Vermont. Now is the time that everyone is searching for that perfect gift for their child’s teacher.  I love making homemade teacher gifts instead of heading to the store to purchase a gift.  It lets me be creative and you can even involve your child in creating the gift depending on their age and the craft.  I was inspired by a Heart Shaped Mother’s Day Apple Wreath craft in An Apple A Day by Karen Berman and Melissa Petitto to create this Apple Wreath.

Homemade teacher gifts

Homemade Teacher Gifts – Apple Wreath

Materials

  • Grape vine wreath. My store did not have heart shaped wreaths so I chose a standard circle.
  • Plastic apples (like these on Amazon)
  • Artificial flowers
  • Artificial leaves
  • Florist wire
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks or sticky glue
  • Wire cutters. You may need wire cutters depending on the type of flowers and vines that you use.

Instructions

Homemade teacher gifts

  • Wrap the artificial leaves around the wreath randomly.

Homemade teacher gifts

  • Arrange the artificial apples and flowers in a pattern you like. I played with this section for quite a while until I got something I thought looked right.
  • Use the florist wire to secure the artificial flowers and leaves to the wreath when necessary.

Homemade teacher gifts

  • Using the hot glue gun or sticky glue, attach the artificial apples to the wreath.
  • Let everything dry completely.
  • Trim off any stems from the flowers on the back end of the wreath.

There are a lot of other cute things you can do to this apple wreath to customize it.  You can add a pretty bow.  You can hot glue gun on things like mini chalk boards or little painted school houses.  You can make a plaque, paint it and attach it to the front of the wreath. That would be a great place to paint Thank you or Teacher to customize it. You could even add their name to the plaque.

What type of homemade teacher gifts will you be making this year?





Comments

  1. Beautiful!! What a great gift.  Pinned & Tweeted!

  2. Mary @ Raising Dick and jane says:

    Very pretty and great for a teacher. Love the apples. 

  3. Neat idea! I love how the red in the apples makes the colours just pop.

  4. Very cool, I’ve always wanted to make a wreath and thought it was took much labor, but this is nice and a lot less labor intrusive that I originally thought! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Tiffany Cruz says:

    What a pretty gift idea.

  6. This is such a cute idea, and pretty simple too!

  7. Thank you so much for linking this wonderful project to Get Crafty Friday. I hope you will stop by next week and link up again. Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Amy

  8. Adorable! Anyone, whether they’re a teacher or not, would love this! 🙂

  9. Such a pretty teacher gift or anybody gift. Thanks for sharing this idea with us. I’m so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

  10. very cute! End of year is coming up and teacher gifts are much needed around here!

  11. Very nice wreath you made, I love the apples on it, great touch!
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party 🙂
    I look forward to seeing what you share this week.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds’ Loft

  12. Ooh, that would be a good back to school teacher gift. I want one for my front door this fall too :).

  13. Super cute! And you know that they won’t end up with 30 of the same thing.

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