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End of School Teacher Appreciation Gift – WINE!

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift.

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.com On the long list of career paths I considered during my college years, being an English teacher was one that definitely got a half second of my attention.

My sage older self now realizes that any of the other options on the table–from sports psychologist to graphic designer life coach (I was quite the multi-passionate little 19-year-old wasn’t I?)–would have been a slam dunk compared to the work, patience and dedication required to teach children.

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.comI truly do not know how these people do it. The only conclusion that I can come to is that they have Popeye-sized “patience muscle” as we call it in our house and they drink a lot of wine.

Which is where this teacher appreciation gift idea comes in. If you travel the internet looking for the best thank you gifts for teachers, many of them don’t take into account that a teacher has spent 35-45 hours a week with like 30 children. For nine months. In my opinion that thank you gift idea better involve alcohol.

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.comBut let’s be honest, no one has time for an elaborate homemade teacher appreciation gift the last week of school. So, I put together these free printable wine labels that check both the “Thoughtful DIY gift idea” box as well as the “easy enough I can actually do it tonight” box.

If you live near a Trader Joe’s, you can pick up several bottles of Two Buck Chuck (although it costs $3 here in Colorado) and make all your end of school year teacher presents in less than an hour. (And that includes 20 minutes for you taste test a glass or two of wine.)

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.comJust in case you’re as indecisive as I am, I created two color schemes for this wine label printable. You can thank me with a bottle of wine later.

PS: This year Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, so get on this gift early and give your kids’ teachers a little something to wash down the rest of the school year, if you know what I mean.

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.comHOW TO MAKE A WINE BOTTLE TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT

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• wine (If you don’t live near Trader Joe’s, Amazon can magically make wine appear at your house!)
• coconut oil to remove labels (Use the leftovers to distress wood!)
spray glue or a glue stick
scissors
• color printer (This is the one we have and like.)
• printable teacher appreciation wine bottle label

What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift. Click to download the free printable. | MakeAndDoCrew.com 1. Soak the bottle of wine in water for a while to loosen the label. Smear some coconut oil on the label to help further loosen the glue. Scrape the label off.

2. Print the free wine labels. Cut around the trim line.

3. Cover the back of the label in spray glue (hint-you need less than you think) or glue stick glue and press it onto the wine bottle.

4. Pour yourself a big glass of wine and marvel at how your family has managed to survive one more school year. Cheers to that!

If you’re looking for some fun activities to occupy your kids during summer vacation, here are a bunch of ideas including:

These easy sock robots are a perfect beginner sewing project because they only require a few basic hand sewing skills. Plus, they're a great activity to help teach kids how to sew. | MakeAndDoCrew.comSewing Sock Robots (a perfect project for beginner sewers!)

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.comMaking Popsicle Stick Heart Art

This easy butterfly craft is a perfect art project for kids (toddlers +) who are ready to bring on Spring and sunshine!Making a Butterfly Craft

And follow me on Pinterest where I love to pin lots of activities to keep creative kiddos busy. Visit Jess @ Make and Do Crew’s profile on Pinterest.

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12 Comments

  • Celeste
    April 20, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Lol, I love this wine label! It’s so creative and fun, and of all the gifts kids will be giving teachers, this one is probably the most appreciated (and needed)! Too cute!

    Reply
  • Crystal
    April 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    This is such a great idea! I don’t drink wine, but I’d still appreciate getting this kind of gift. I think every teacher deserves a nice bottle of wine for all they deal with.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      I think so too, Crystal! I don’t drink a ton of wine either, but I think I’d like to keep this pretty bottle sitting on my shelf in case I had a particularly bad day at school 🙂

      Reply
  • Tori
    April 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I love this! Did you print this on cardstock or regular computer paper? What are the dimensions?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Hey Tori!
      I printed it on regular computer paper, which worked fine because it’s hard to tell the paper thickness once it’s mounted on the bottle. The dimensions of the label are about 4.5″ x 7″ I believe. Basically, it fits on one sheet of paper and on any standard wine bottle. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Happy crafting!

      jess

      Reply
  • Christie
    April 30, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Now retired after teaching for 35 years… would have loved getting this as a gift and am going to make one or two for old friends who have not yet come to the end of this amazingly rewarding career.

    Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Christie,

      Bless you for devoting 35 years to the admirable profession of teaching our kids. And boy, I bet you deserved a big drink at the end of your career 😉 I hope your friends enjoy their wine! Thanks for your kind words.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jamie
    May 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Is there a way you can send this link to ALL of my parents? I love the honeycomb-ish label and the colors. And it IS perfect timing for Cinco de Drinko!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Jame,

      Yes, I think it’s only fair to place orders for your end of school gifts. Especially when you’re a cream of the crop teacher like you.

      Cheers to summers off! 😉

      Jess

      Reply
  • Marcie Levine Jacobs
    November 20, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I LOVE THIS!!! You are so talented and creative!
    Wondering if you might consider making a “holidays/winter break” version???
    I would gladly compensate you….
    I am really good at the cutting and pasting end of things but not the graphic designs!
    Let me know your thoughts!
    thanks so very much!
    Warmly, Marcie Jacobs
    Charlotte, NC

    Reply
  • Jennifer Perez
    May 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I am a retired teacher after 29 years of teaching. Just some reminders before if you are thinking of doing this. You need to check with the school districts policy of having alcohol in schools. Even though you know the teacher isn’t planning on drinking it on campus they could possible get in trouble for having the bottle on campus.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! I learned that after making this project. 🙂 It’s definitely one to give to teachers in off hours, off school grounds.

      Congrats on 29 years of teaching! I’m amazed by people like you who have the stamina and creativity to devote to teaching.

      Jess

      Reply

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