Back to School season is here, can you believe it? Today we’re sharing a simple DIY gift that your kiddos can make for their new teachers!

Back to School Teacher Gifts | Vicky Barone

Supplies: tin cans, acrylic paint, and a paint brush.

Directions:
1. Paint each can with white paint to prime it.
2. After the white paint has dried, paint each can in whatever colors you like. We created an ombre look by painting one can blue, then adding white paint to the same color blue to lighten it for the second can. For the third can, we added two more coats of white paint.
3. Using a contrasting color, paint your little one’s hand with a foam brush and press it onto a can to create a hand print.
4. Let dry completely and add pencils, flowers, candy, or any kind of treat.

*Optional: Coat each can with a spray acrylic sealer.

Back to School Teacher Gifts | Vicky BaroneThe cans can act as pencil holders…

Back to School Teacher Gifts | Vicky Barone…or little vases!

Back to School Teacher Gifts | Vicky BaroneThey are a great way to say “thank-you-in-advance for a great school year” or “thank you for a great Summer” to any teacher or camp counselor you might be saying goodbye to.

Back to School Teacher Gifts | Vicky BaroneWhatever the message, a tin can full of flowers is a sweet way to start off the new school year. 🙂