teacher appreciation gifts & free printable

Here’s a last minute teacher appreciation gift I’m sending with my daughter to her pre-school. 

These bookmarkers were really quick to make and fun, too!  I used 1 1/8″ covered buttons and these huge paper clips that I got at old navy.  It’s not a new concept though, I’ve seen something similar on etsy or some other blog, but I can’t find where at the moment (feel free to leave a message in the comments if you know of any sources).  Just ‘thread’ the button onto the giant paper clip, slide it to the top and hot glue in place!

I also found this cute Dr. Seuss quote and made a little dr. seuss-ish card for the bookmarkers to slide onto. 

If you’re interested, you can download my PDF here and make your own!  It’s set up to print two to a page.  Enjoy!  Make sure to wish all teachers in your life a big thank you, I think we all know how hard they really do work.

31 thoughts on “teacher appreciation gifts & free printable

  1. Zoe's Attic says:

    Cute idea! Link to .pdf doesn’t appear to be working, though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anna says:

    thanks zoe, it should be working now, sorry!

  3. Vanessa says:

    Those are really cute! Very creative and I’m sure they’ll be appreciated.

  4. Pia says:

    Molto belle Anna! Deliziose! Ciao pia

  5. Sarah Boyd says:

    I love those! Very cute!

  6. Mary says:

    What a cool idea! So creative!

  7. kristi says:

    I’m one semester away from completing my Education degree and from personal experience gifts from students and parents are very much appreciated. I got my first “teacher” gift three years ago and it still means so much to me. Thanks for reminding everyone to appreciate their teachers 🙂

  8. smallgrapes says:

    Those are awesome. LOVE them! And now I want to make them, too.

  9. naomi says:

    great idea Anna!

  10. awe they are so cute do u have a tutorial?

  11. Jeannie says:

    Teachers are some of my favorite people and it’s so fun to do nice things for them. This is super!! Thank you for the PDF!

  12. Jenny says:

    Again… love it! So cute!

  13. la.daridari says:

    simple and cute. Thank you!

  14. Anna says:

    How did you attach the button onto the clip? They are so very cute/pretty.

  15. Lone says:


    Great idea. You doo a lot of that in the USA… Love it…


  16. marla grace says:

    just found your site today– love all your projects!

  17. Rachel says:

    what a WONDERFUL idea!!!

  18. kiki says:

    I love the idea of teacher gifts!!!
    Sometimes my pupils draw a picture for me, i try to collect all of them!
    Whatta nice gift idea!
    Happy day,

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  20. dana says:

    Anna…..DARLING and brilliant!

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  23. Care says:

    Hi Anna!

    I made up four of these very quickly this morning before my son’s last day of school — they turned out so cute! I found some fabric in my stash with teeny-tiny little scissors, glue, etc. It was perfect!

    Thanks for the idea and for the printable!

  24. Erin says:

    Hi Anna!
    I want to forward this to all of the parents in my class so that I’ll get some! Or maybe I’ll think to do it with my students for a holiday. Who couldn’t use a bookmark?

    I’ve stalked your blog a couple of times and am so amazed (and jealous! I want to be crafty!). It looks like the girls are tons of fun; tell Dan “hello” for me.

    Take care,
    Erin Whitcraft

  25. Thanks so much for this awesome idea and free printable. I’ve featured it today:
    Feel free to stop over and grab a featured button. Cheers!

  26. zafran says:

    Those are awesome. LOVE them! And now I want to make them, too.nice post. Pakistan flowers

  27. Anonymous says:

    Where can you find those adorable buttons?
    Thanks, Ali

  28. Anna says:

    Hi Ali, you can get the button cover kits at joann’s or hobby lobby, etc. Just uses scrap of fabric!

  29. Roger Fed says:

    It is the most innovative idea i have ever came across and i think it is an item which can be presented at every good occasion. Really liked your idea and looking forward for more beautiful and innovative ideas.

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