Back to School Sharpie Teacher Gift

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Back to School Sharpie Teacher Gift - Thank you for the MARK you make!

Another school year is right around the corner and you know what that means …

TEACHER GIFTS!!

Aside from school supply shopping, teacher gifts are what I live for during the back to school chaos!  From a White Christmas themed teacher gift to an “Orange you Glad it’s Almost Summer” gift, I love, love, LOVE to find creative ways to gift our fantastic teachers!  And this year’s back to school Sharpie teacher gift is quite possibly my favorite teacher gift EVER!!

Back to School Sharpie Teacher Gift - LOVE that DIY ruler mason jar caddy & cute saying!

Yes! There is a slightly cheesy pun!

But there is also a DIY ruler mason jar caddy!

And a mason jar stuffed with the absolute best markers in the history of markers – Sharpies!

C’mon … you have to admit this is just the cutest {and most practical} teacher gift so far! What teacher doesn’t need fine tip Sharpies for making name tags, labeling everything, grading papers and writing notes to send home?  And Sharpie highlighters for reviewing and, well, highlighting?  In a wide-mouth mason jar snuggled in the cutest DIY ruler mason jar caddy? Tied with a ribbon and a sweet gift tag from their soon-to-be favorite student?  I KNOW!

OK, so you wanna make a Sharpie teacher gift?  Let’s DO IT!  To get started, we’ve got to put together the ruler mason jar caddy.

How to make a DIY ruler mason jar caddy - part of the cutest teacher gift EVER!

You’ll need to pick up a six wooden rulers.  Mine were 3/$1 – score!

Now, all of the wooden rulers I found had a small metal edge- you can see it in the upper left picture above.  I used the tip of a steak knife to CAREFULLY ease the metal edge out of the ruler. You could probably use a box cutter or something with a thin, sharp blade or point.  Once I got one end loosened, the entire metal edge just came right on out in one piece.

Then, I cut each ruler into three, 4 inch sections using my compound mitre saw.  Make sure to sand any rough edges and ends.

If you know me, you know how much I love to stain and distress things.  So, I stained my ruler sections and then used fine grit sandpaper to rough up the edges and remove some of the stain in sections.  If you like the plain wooden look of the rulers, you can skip the staining and distressing.

Attach four ruler sections together using wood glue – this makes one side of your caddy.  (If your rulers have holes like mine, line them up – they make the perfect place for a ribbon!)  Repeat three more times and allow time for the four sides to dry.  Finally, glue the four sides of the caddy together and glue it onto a thick square of cork or a piece of wood cut to size to form the bottom of your caddy.

Make a DIY back to school Sharpie teacher gift!

Now comes the fun!  Along with the DIY ruler mason jar caddy you lovingly made with your own two hands, you will need:

  • A wide mouth mason jar
  • A length of ribbon and a gift tag
  • Small alphabet stamps and ink pad (not pictured)
  • Sharpies, Sharpies, Sharpies!!

**Starting August 10th at Staples, Sharpie fine markers, ultra fine markers and highlighters will be on sale while supplies last. Yay for sales and the beauty of a floor to ceiling wall of Sharpies while I shopped at Staples!!**

Once you have stamped the little paper tag to read “Thank you for the MARK you make”, use a ultra fine Sharpie to sign your family or child’s name. {Is it just me, or is my handwriting ALWAYS better when I write with a Sharpie?}  If your rulers have holes, thread a length of ribbon through two of the holes and tie a cute little bow.  Tie your gift tag onto the ribbon or through one of the holes in the ruler.  Finally, slip your mason jar into your caddy and fill it up with Sharpie markers and highlighters.

This is a beautiful sight, no?!

Sharpie teacher gift at shakentogetherlife.com

Yes, you have to give this away.  So, pop this Sharpie teacher gift in a gift bag and take it to your meet & greet, send it with your littles on the first day or school or hand deliver it at Open House … however you choose to gift it, be prepared for a gold star and an A+!!

Thank you for the MARK you make - Sharpie teacher gift!

Take a peek at some of the other teacher gifts we have given over the year:

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Comments

  1. Just stop! This is too cute!! I know any teacher would love to get this as a gift :)

  2. Super cute! Love the tag too… so clever. :)

  3. What a cute idea!

  4. How cute! Any teacher would be thrilled to receive this as a gift.

  5. That is super, duper, duper cute! You’re so fun!

  6. Oh that is too cute; I love the rulers! And that is one of the best little back to school tags I’ve seen! I’m not usually a huge fan of the super cheesy puns, but this one is super cute!

  7. So super cute!! Love it!! Pinned :)

  8. So now I need a compound mitre saw! Love that you used rulers for this teacher gift. Your photos are awesome too!

  9. Love this! Great idea to use rulers!

  10. Great gift idea! I absolutely love Sharpies!

  11. I had no ideas these were rulers! You are so stinking smart, and witty!!!

  12. So stylish! And who doesn’t love Sharpies?

  13. This is so cute! Keeping it on my list for teacher gifts next year!
    - Jennie

  14. This is SO cute Keri-I love it!!

  15. Stopping by from Inspiration Board link party. Love that you used a ruler and that you can still see the measurements through the stain still.

  16. Seriously adorable girl!!! This is definitely practical and cute for any teacher!!!

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