Popsicles, sprinklers, pool and lake days…the sweetness of summer is here! I’m just thrilled there is no more homework for awhile and the kids can just have fun! We were so blessed this year with truly amazing teachers. We wanted to put something a bit homemade together to give them. Something little to just say thanks for making it a great year! Here is what we (I ) did ;)

Teacher thank you

In middle school the kids each had several teachers….so I wanted to keep the cost low. I got some buckets at Michael’s for $1 each….



Filled some cellophane bags with a sweet treat (recipe coming soon…let’s just say butter, pretzels, chocolate…yum) Tied it up with some twine….


I printed some labels (2 by 4) that said “You were a breath of fresh air this year! Have a great summer” and I attached them to a pack of gum.




A cute little label…and your’re done! I took these into the office the last day of school so that my kids didn’t have to take them on the bus.

Just a sweet way to end the school year…and let them know how much we appreciated them this year! How about you…how to you say “thanks teach!” for a great year??

Since our summer is officially in full swing here…I will probably be posting about 3-4 times a week. I am sure I will have much to share…but not as much time to write ;)  But you know me…I can’t say away very long. ;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. What a cute idea! We did bag toppers this year. They say “Thanks for making this a sweet year!” Then we filled the bags with homemade cookies. My son is in high school, so we had several teachers to give to, and this was an inexpensive way to give each one a little something to let them know how much they are appreciated.

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