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22 In DIY/ printables

End of the year teacher gift idea and free printable

Basket with wine bottle, wine chiller, wine tote, best teacher ever book and an apple with tag that says "apples are fine but by June you deserve some wine"

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Teachers will love what’s inside basket!  This end of the year teacher gift idea is easy to put together and comes with a free printable too! Because by the end of the year, teachers deserve all the wine.

I can’t believe it’s already almost the end of the school year.  Our teachers deserve to be spoiled for all the extra hard work they put in. Honestly, our oldest graduates kindergarten this year and his teacher has been fantastic! We could not have asked for a better experience. So I wanted to put something special together for her to celebrate the end of a great year and kick off summer.  This end of the year teacher gift idea is the perfect way to show your appreciation for all they do. After all “apples for the teacher used to be just fine, but by June, they deserve some wine!”

To make this you will need:

  • a basket
  • print out of my free printable, which I have linked below.
  • cardstock or paper
  • scissors
  • wine
  • ribbon
  • hole punch
  • filler for your basket
  • basket items (I’m sharing some ideas below)

Free printable tag

Here is the printable tag. Click here to download and print out your own tags!

Tag with an apple that says "Best teacher ever" and "apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

Once you have printed out your tag, you will need to cut it out.

cut out gift tag with an apple that says "Apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

Then using a hole puncher, I punched a hole in the corner of the tag and slipped some twine through with a ribbon, tying the ribbon around the neck of the wine bottle.

bottle of wine with a ribbon and gift tag that says "Best teacher ever, apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

Next it’s time to fill your basket.

What to include in your End of the Year Gift Basket Idea for the Teacher

End of the year gift basket idea for teacher with basket, wine chiller, wine tote, charcuterie board, turkish towel

The beauty of this gift basket is that it can be completely customized! You can do a fun summer themed basket, coffee, chocolate, honestly, whatever your teacher likes!  (But honestly, what teacher doesn’t love wine?)

Here are some ideas of what to include in your basket:

You will want to add some filler to your basket. You can use whatever you like but here are some that I like to use:

gold and white crinkle paper shred for basket filler tan brown crinkle paper basket filler

Then you will want to add your items to the baskets in an aesthetically pleasing way. I like to add the taller items in the back. Complete with some ribbon for a special touch.

Basket with a wine tote, bottle of champagne in a wine chiller with a ribbon and tag with apple that says "best teacher ever"

And just like that you have the perfect end of the year teacher gift!

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Free printable with apple that says best teacher ever and "apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine" gift basket for teacher

Hope you enjoy your summer!

Here are some other blog posts you may enjoy:

Printable summer bucket list

How to have a root beer float bar

Make your own homemade ice cream

Back to school countdown

Back to school basket

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26 In DIY/ holidays

DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long. (This cozy coffee simmer pot is my other favorite combo).

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift

Instructions:

Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot

 

DIY simmer pot DIY simmer pot gift DIY simmer pot gift

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

The best hostess gift you will ever give!

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments

 

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14 Days of Christmas Ideas

15 minute baked brie – A Loverly Life

Red Solo Cup Lights – Chas’ Crazy Creations

Pampas Grass Christmas Tree – This Dear Casa

DIY Ornament Arch – Design of Your Life

Christmas Oven Mitts – Happily Ever After

Tips for a Christmas Mantel – Shop at Blu

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Christmas lists to organize your planning – Living Large in a Small House

Poinsetta Decorating Ideas – From Farmhouse to Florida

Christmas Place Settings – Adorn the Table

DIY house ornaments – Perfecting Places

Winter Tree Decorating – Sweet Valley Acres

Dried Orange Slices – Pure Happy Home

 

25 In DIY

DIY homemade tea bags

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

These DIY homemade tea bags make the perfect thoughtful, personalized gift idea for Mother’s Day or birthdays. Scroll down to see how I made them. This post contains affiliate links.

 

I have always appreciated receiving handmade gifts, to me they are more meaningful. Our mom loves tea and growing up we used to do always have tea parties. This year we surprised her and threw our Mother’s Day celebration a few weeks early with a Mother Daughter Tea and these DIY homemade tea bags. She loved them and they looked really cute on the table too!

If you make these, be sure to share a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can see how they came out! If you’re not following me already, click here to follow me on IG 🙂

You will need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Twine
  • Cardstock or printed photos
  • Stapler

dIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day gift idea

Directions:

1.) I started by printing out some of my favorite photos that I wanted to use for the tea bags and cutting them into small squares for the tags. If you’re not going to use pictures, you could also do cardstock and write little personalized messages on them.

2.) Take a coffee filter and scoop 1 1/2 teaspoon of loose leaf tea into the center of the coffee filter.

DIY homemade tea bags

3.) Bring the edges of the coffee filter up to make it into like a blossom and pinch the center to close it off.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

4.) Take a piece of twine and wrap around the part of the coffee filter that you have pinched off and tie closed leaving enough of the twine coming off the tea bag for steeping.

 

5.) Using a stapler, staple your picture or cardstock to the end of the twine.

DIY homemade tea bags

We chose to have them all set out on the table. I think they would also be cute made into a basket with a tea canister, a tea cup, some biscotti and maybe some macaroons.

Linking some of the items from our tea party below

 

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

 

 

DIY homemade tea bags DIY homemade tea bags

Tea pot

Mckenzie childs tea kettle

Tea cups

DIY mother's day tea

Tiered cupcake stand

tiered cupcake stand

Tea Cannister

tea cannister

 

For more Mother’s Day Ideas check out:

This strawberry lemonade Momosa

These DIY Coffee Scrubs

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0 In Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day picks

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Amazon Prime Day is here! And while, we certainly don’t need much, I did do some digging and already bought a few Christmas presents. I’m sharing some of my favorite Amazon Prime Day Picks below.

As always, thank you for shopping through my links 🙂

Womens fashion

Levis ultimate western shirt$28.49 ($59.50)

Amazon Prime Day Picks

3 pack high neck sports bras $23.19 ($28.99)

Amazon Prime Day Picks

Daily ritual hem tunic (not a prime day sale but one of my favorite tops)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Daily Ritual tunic

Core 10 build your own leggings (not a prime day sale but my holy grail)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Core 10 build your own leggings

Orolay womens coat $103 ($129.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Mens

Not much caught my eye other than this

3 pack of  Calvin Klein vneck tees for $17.99

my Amazon Prime Day Picks

Kids

Bentgo lunch box $24.99 ($39.99)

Amazon Prime Day Picks bento box

Amazon fire 7 $59.99 ($99.99)

Amazon Prime Day picks - Fire 7

Osmo Little Genius Starter Pack $83.99 ($119.99)

Amazon prime day picks Osmo little genius starter pack

Magnetic tiles (100 pack for $49.99 from $99.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Magnetic Tiles

Bounce House ($219 from $399)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - bounce house

Dino kinetic sand kit $23.90 ($35.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Kinetic sand

Beauty

Beauty blenders (5 pack for $5.99)

Amazon prime day picks - beauty blenders

Nyx butter gloss $3.39!!! (My fave is “Fortune Cookie”)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks Nyx butter gloss

Sio Beauty Facelift $45.49 ($49)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Elemis collagen cleansing balm $44.80 ($64)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Elemis collagen cleansing balm

 

Home

Pillow covers set of 2 for $10

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Rubbermaid set of 10 pantry organization $45.15 ($59.99)

my amazon prime day picks

Anova Sous Vide $139 ($199)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks sous vide

Ninja Foodie $149 ($269)

My Amazon Prime Day picks - Ninja foodie