DIY Inexpensive Teacher Gift: A Button Monogram

Button Monogram

My neighbour and I had a great time making this DIY inexpensive teacher gift together!

The idea started off with using yellow pencils, but quickly ended up with buttons as cutting the pencils seemed like too much of a last minute challenge for us to undertake.


  • an inexpensive picture frame from the Dollar Store
  • card stock
  • buttons
  • hot glue
  • scissors


  1. Cut a piece of cardstock (or nice scrapbooking paper) to fit the picture frame. (We used a 5×7 sized frame)
  2. Find a printable block monogram letter. Re-size it to fit your frame, print it and cut it out.
  3. Use hot glue to glue the buttons onto the letter.
  4. Have your child sign the cardstock
  5. Place the letter inside the frame.
  6. Use a permanent marker to write a personal note on the back of the frame. Be sure to include the year!
Monogram Button Letter

And now you’re done, how easy was that?!

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19 Responses to DIY Inexpensive Teacher Gift: A Button Monogram

  1. Kristen says:

    Super cute craft. I would like to do this for my kids’ rooms. Pinned it and linked up.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think I just ate that apple here at my office this morning. (I can’t remember if I washed it or not though.)

    — The Hubby

  3. that’s a great idea!

  4. Sydney Bows says:

    What a great idea! I wonder if somehow you could leave a bit of space in the top left corner and write either ‘mrs. or mr.’ 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for hosting Amanda! I love your button monogram…it is so sweet! What a great craft for kids! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  6. Olivia L says:

    Super cute and easy enough for my 3 year old. Thanks! Pinned it.

  7. What an awesome idea! We have sooo many buttons to play with.

  8. Your craft idea is so cute. I think it could be used for wall décor, greeting cards, counting games and more.

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    That would be such a great gift fo ra teacher! I’m sure she or he wouldn’t mind receiving one less box of chocolate.

  10. Susan T. says:

    I think most teachers would rather receive a homemade gift than something store bought. Especially if the kids help make it!

  11. Darlene W says:

    Fabulous idea, will have to save it for next year now

  12. kathy downey says:

    I love this idea

  13. Ginnett says:

    These are some great ideas!

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