Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

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Summertime is practically upon us, which means that school is quickly coming to a close. Is it normal to feel both completely ecstatic and yet completely terrified all at the same time? I’m new to this “preschool mom” gig, and I have no earthly idea how I am going to keep my almost 4-year-old from climbing the walls until school resumes. I’m telling you, these teachers are saints, and probably certified geniuses. A genuine (but sensible) thank you gift is most certainly in order. I created these adorable Monogram Door Hangers for my Savannah’s teachers. And you can make them, too!

Teacher Gift Ideas: Monogram Door Hangers

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Wooden monogram letters (you can find them at your local craft store)
  • Paint in the color of your choice
  • Coordinating ribbon (for hanging)
  • A paint brush
  • A marker or sharpie (for penning a message)

Here’s how you do it.

What you'll need:  •Wooden monogram letters (you can find them at your local craft store) •	Paint in the color of your choice •	Coordinating ribbon (for hanging) •	A paint brush •	A marker or sharpie (for penning a message)
What you’ll need:
• Wooden monogram letters (you can find them at your local craft store)
• Paint in the color of your choice
• Coordinating ribbon (for hanging)
• A paint brush
• A marker or sharpie (for penning a message)
1. Using the paint brush, apply a thin layer of paint on the front side of the wooden letter. Once the paint is completely dry, apply an additional layer of paint. Allow the letter to dry for a full 24 hours (just to be safe).
1. Using the paint brush, apply a thin layer of paint on the front side of the wooden letter. Once the paint is completely dry, apply an additional layer of paint. Allow the letter to dry for a full 24 hours (just to be safe).
2. Next, have your little “write” a sweet thank you note to her teacher on the backside of the letter. (I had to write a message for Savannah —otherwise her teachers wouldn’t have been able to read it!)
2. Next, have your little “write” a sweet thank you note to her teacher on the backside of the letter. (I had to write a message for Savannah —otherwise her teachers wouldn’t have been able to read it!)
3. Cut enough ribbon to hang the monogram, finishing it off with a fluffy bow at the top.
3. Cut enough ribbon to hang the monogram, finishing it off with a fluffy bow at the top.
Voila! Such a cute gift idea, and so easy to create. I always say the best gifts are handmade and from the heart!
Voila! Such a cute gift idea, and so easy to create. I always say the best gifts are handmade and from the heart!

How are you planning to thank your favorite educators? We’d love to see your ideas! Feel free to tag us in your photos when you share to social media, using the hashtag #SFMteacherlove! Cheers to the teachers and administrators who are molding the next generation of leaders and world changers! We salute you; we can’t thank you enough for your service and your excellence!

Now go have a cocktail — or a really big donut.

About the author…After three blissful years in the Treasure State, Jessica recently moved back to Houston, Texas with her hunky husband and her two precious little girls, Savannah and Emma Kate.  They are expecting a third baby (girl) this summer! Jessica is a small business owner with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a nerd-like love for political science. She is passionate about writing, marketing, social media management, and this wonderfully beautiful mess we call parenthood.