Today we are sharing a beautiful teacher appreciation gift idea that any teacher would love to receive. This would be a wonderful gift on its own, but it would also be a great bag for carrying any other little goodies that you are planning to give to teachers. We previously posted our caramel apple gift idea, which would be fantastic to pair with this teacher appreciation tote bag. Or, going with the fruits and veggies theme, you can stick our seed packet teacher gifts into this tote. There are so many fabulous ways to show some love to your favorite teachers and mentors! And we all know how much they deserve it.
This teacher appreciation tote is so easy to put together, and it is a beautifully sentimental way to thank the people who have helped you or your child learn something new. To make this tote, start by picking up some iron-on transfer paper at your local office supply store or online (see Shop this Project below). Print the PDF download directly onto this transfer paper. Be sure to use an inkjet printer for this because a laser printer will melt the paper! We trusted our inkjet PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer to get the job done and it turned out exactly the way we envisioned the design. After you have printed the design, pick out your tote bag. I would recommend using a cotton or canvas bag for the best result with the transfer paper. Be sure that your bag is also a light color so that you can clearly see the pretty “Thank You for Helping Me Grow” message. Then, simply follow the specific instructions of your iron-on transfer paper to apply the design to your bag.
I personally love the idea of giving this teacher appreciation tote to teachers who can use it as a summer farmer’s market grocery bag. Or, this design would also look fantastic on an apron! Summer is coming up, so why not give your teachers something that is stylish and functional? Everyone could use an extra tote bag for shopping, traveling, or beach trips! Browse our other tote bag designs for even more inspiration. If you would also like to write a teacher appreciation thank you note, find our cute fruity thank you card that would match the theme of this bag perfectly. Whatever you do, don’t forget to thank your teachers and mentors for helping you grow! ~ Lia