It’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day, so that means it’s time to get all of your gifts put together! Today I’m sharing with you a Valentine’s Day teacher gift idea along with a free printable to use on it. These tags don’t specifically say they’re for teachers, so you can use them for anyone in your life, like your best friend. You know, your “Galentine!” I know times are tough for everyone, so I hope that giving you these free printables gives you a little bit of extra joy and helps you spread some as well.
My son has three teachers, so I made a gift for each one of them. As he gets older and gets more teachers, I think I will have to go to only giving a gift to his homeroom teacher. Teachers have a tough job and get paid very little for what they do (just like law enforcement!) so I like to give them a little something when I can. This gift idea will cost you a few dollars, and if you’re like me, you might have everything you need at home! I gave each teacher a bath bomb in a homemade gift box (made with my Cricut) with my free printable “You’re the BOMB!” gift tag attached with ribbon. The gift is adorable, don’t you think?
Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift Supplies:
- cardstock (for gift box) or a gift bag
- ribbon- I used 1/4″ cream ribbon & 1/8″ black ribbon.
- free printable gift tag
- bath bomb
- tissue paper
Download & Print the Free Gift Tag for the Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift
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I created free printable gift tags for you to use on your bath bomb teachers’ gifts. They are PNG images, so you can resize them to fit your needs. There are four on the page to save cardstock. You can use these on bath bombs or even on EOS lip balm which are shaped like little bombs. You could use them on other lip balms as well for the word play on bomb and balm. Before you print the image, check your print settings to ensure that it’s set to paper size 8.5×11 (unless you’re intentionally changing the size) and that it’s not “shrinking to fit” or blowing the images up. This will keep you from wasting ink. When you download the image, it will not download with my logo overlaid. I place it on the image preview to keep people from downloading it straight from Google.
Cut Gift Tags
I used the “print then cut” feature on my Cricut to cut the tags. As always, the Cricut cut the design wrong, so I should’ve used scissors. Since I didn’t want to waste more ink, I went with the cut tags because the main part of the image wasn’t affected. If you’d like to print then cut, here is the link to do so in Design Space. Don’t print the image until this step if you’re using print then cut. You’ll print from the Design Space when it tells you to.
If you don’t have a Cricut or don’t want to take the extra time to use it, just cut the tag with scissors. To attach the gift tag to the gift, you need to punch a hole in the top center of the tag. If you don’t have a hole punch, you can push a utility knife to make a little cut for the ribbon instead.
Cut & Assemble Gift Box or Prepare Gift Bag
I cut a gift box using my Cricut and Valentine’s Day print cardstock. This is a great option if you have a cutting machine and cardstock on hand. Since a bath bomb is so small, I did this rather than using a gift bag. You could also use cellophane. I have the Cricut Access Subscription, so I cut a plain gift box that is included in the subscription. Here is the link to the gift box I used.
If you don’t have a Cricut but want to make a gift box, there are also box templates online that you can print then cut, like this gift box. There are plenty of free templates online if that one doesn’t suit your needs.
Fold the box along the scored lines then glue it together. The step-by-step instructions are on the Cricut website. This box came with flaps that close at the top, but I made those the bottom and cut the extra pieces off the top. I don’t know why this box template had a lid as well as a top and a bottom. If you assemble it as-is, the teacher will take the lid off then have another lid to open. I just made it simpler.
Wrap the Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift
Place a piece of tissue paper in the gift box or bag. If you need to, you can cut the paper in half.
Add the bath bomb to the box, fluffing the tissue paper around it to make it look pretty. Then put the lid on the box.
Place the gift box on top of the ribbon and wrap it around the box.
Feed the ribbon through the hole you punched in the gift tag and push it down to the top of the box.
Tie a bow on top of the box and trim off the excess ribbon.
Another Gift Package Option
If you don’t have cellophane and don’t want to make a small gift box, you can wrap the Valentine’s Day teacher gift in tissue paper. Open a sheet of tissue paper completely, fold it in half, then lay the bath bomb in the center.
Bring the top and bottom together over the bath bomb.
Grab the right side and bring it up to the center, then repeat on the left side. The tissue paper will now be wrapped around the bath bomb in a cute little package.
Feed the ribbon through the gift tag and wrap it around the tissue paper above the bath bomb. Tie a bow in the ribbon to complete the packaging. Trim excess the ribbon off. You can also cut down the tissue paper at the top down a little if you think it’s too tall.
Your Valentine’s Day teacher gift is ready to deliver!
That’s it! Now all you have to do is get your child to deliver the gift to his or her teacher! Be sure to remind them to be careful not to crush the box or gift bag so that the bath bomb doesn’t get crushed. Remember that a lip balm like EOS would also word great with this gift tag!
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