This week is my last push of finishing up my homemade gifts for all of the lovely people in our lives. And I certainly can’t forget about my daughter’s teachers. Last year we had a blast putting together The Ultimate Hot Cocoa Kit. This year, one of our favorite motto’s is “Keep Calm and Carry On”. I took a little editorial liberty and created labels that read “Keep Calm and Teach On”. I know our teachers work so hard to teach our kids, I wanted our homemade gift to be about luxury and relaxation. I know I enjoy a really good bath with yummy smelling salts. To me it is quiet time tuning out the world and just pure relaxation.
I created this homemade gift pretty inexpensively, and I wanted to share with all of you. I picked up a large bag of lavender epson bath salts at my local Target for under $5. And I picked up a pretty glass container at my local IKEA for under $2. I also found a single bottle of stress relieving bath salts for $5.
Then I designed and printed our pretty labels to decorate the bottles with. I found inkjet compatible Avery Embossed Matte Silver Foil 2″ labels at my local Staples that I thought would be perfect to complete the gift. This is the most expensive item, but with 96 labels in the package, I know I can use these for many different purposes and gift ideas.
I created a printable template that you can download if you want to create your own “Keep Calm and Teach On” gift. I made half of the labels “Keep Calm and Carry On” thinking this would make a great homemade gift idea for family and friends too. Download your copy here:
The rest was just decorating the jars. I also paired a candle with the bath salts, to make a complete relaxation homemade gift idea.
I dressed the container up with pretty coordinating trim, and used a festive pick on the filled jar. I attached a tag on the glass jar to label what was in it.
For the already packaged bath salt bottle, I dressed it up with a little washi tape and sparkly ribbon.
You can pair the two together and put in a pretty basket or bag and give to your favorite person that you think deserves a little relaxation this holiday.
Sorry if you are looking for a quick and inexpensive gift idea that is sure to bring a smile to your favorite teacher’s face, just keep calm, look no further, and make your own gift set today.
Happy holidays and happy crafting!
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