Easy DIY Thank You Gift Idea

Easy DIY Thank You Gift Idea

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Recently I was on the lookout for another gift idea for the Primary Teachers. This gift idea is for anyone who might be released from their calling as a Primary Teacher. But, you could also use this gift idea for just about any occasion where you have someone leaving and you want to thank them for what they did.

On my lookout for a great, cheap gift idea I came across these super cute jars filled with gum balls. I knew that this was the perfect idea and it really helped that I had everything except the gum balls already on hand. All I had to do was hit my pantry for the empty canning jar and my craft room for the ribbon! It was really that simple and easy.

The most time consuming thing on this whole project was making the tag. I am not the most computer savvy person when it comes to Microsoft Word but I did it and I think it turned out great!

Items Needed:

Canning Jar
Gum Balls
Printer Paper/ Printer
Double Sided Tape
Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock

The first thing I did when making these cute DIY Thank You Gifts was find a jar that would hold the gum balls I just purchased. Of course you will want to make sure it is nice and clean.

Then I took a piece of cardstock, double sided tape and a canning jar lid. I taped the top of the lid to the cardstock and cut around it. This added a little decoration to the top of the jar.

Then I dumped the gumballs in the jar and placed the lid on top. Next I designed the gift tag. Like I said before this was the most difficult part but really it was easier then I make it sound. You could have this say anything you like on it. I wrote “We Hope You Had  A Ball” on mine so that it tied in with the gum balls.

After the gift tag was printed I used a hole punch to make a hole in the top and then tied a ribbon around the jar and through the whole on the gift tag. That was it…it really was that simple to make a DIY Thank You Gift!

I got the idea for this gift from Ginger Snap Crafts!


  1. Saw your link on Chic on a Shoestring: Flaunt it Friday #143. Very cute gift post. Thanks for sharing. I wish people would post more Primary stuff! My post is #82. Have a great weekend.

  2. natalie nichols says:

    This is a really cute idea!

  3. I love the simplicity in making this cut gift and that it still comes across with some heart-felt meaning.Even I can make this.Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Easter.

  4. Maddie K. says:

    I love this idea! You know, my husband eats a lot of pickles and so I started saving the jars. When the weather turns warm I go out and spray paint the lids and let them dry. Then I use the jars to fill with kisses or cookies in a jar and I decorate them. My cost outlay is very minimal and I like how they turn out!

  5. Robin Wilson says:

    This absolutely adorable, I am always saving jars with good lids “just in case”. So now I have a great way to use them!! Thanks so much for this fun craft!

  6. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I love finding crafts that I can do with things I already have around the house! This would make the perfect thank you or thinking about you gift and my girls would have a blast making it…if they don’t eat all the gumballs before the jar is made!

  7. What a cute idea 🙂

    Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.


  8. Jessica Houston says:

    Awwwww this is a cute and great idea!!!!

  9. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Wow what a great cute idea. I am going to do this for my 5 yr old’s grade K teacher 🙂

  10. Sandy VanHoey says:

    It turned out so cute and I’m sure a very welcomed gift. Great job on doing this! I have no craft talent at all and may be able to do this but not sure it would turn out looking as nice as yours

  11. michelle oakley warner says:

    awesome ideas, thank you so much, im doing this for my friends, there is so many things you can do with this, thanks for the inspiration, you rock


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