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Monogram Teacher Tote Gift Idea!!

Monogram Teacher Tote for Teacher Appreciation

Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl back again, sharing a fun and easy craft! Last time around we shared some Easter Egg Inspired Vases just in time for Easter. What did you think? I thought they turned out so cute and loved having them out for the holidays. But now that we’re a few days into May, my thoughts have of course turned to Teacher Appreciation! And today we’re sharing a cute gift idea – a Monogram Teacher Tote!

Now don’t get me wrong. I completely understand that teachers don’t JUST want a craft or handmade item as an appreciation gift. But being crafty at heart, I always like to do a mix of crafty and practical. And this tote is just perfect for that! I’m a big fan of monogram projects for making gifts personal. Then once your monogram tote is complete, you can stuff it full of goodies for your favorite teacher! Snacks, gift cards and more! So let’s run down the list of what you need and how to make the tote…


Tote bag


Multi-surface paint

Foam pouncer or paint brush



“Totes” printable tag

Monogram Teacher Tote for Teacher Appreciation


  • To help anchor the bag and the tote for stenciling, I put a cardboard box inside the tote and taped it down.
  • I then arranged and taped down the stencil where I wanted the monogram on the tote.
  • Using a foam pouncer, I painted in the stencil with multi-surface paint until well covered.
  • I removed the stencil and let the monogram dry.

And the result – an adorable Monogram Teacher Tote!

Monogram Teacher Tote for Teacher Appreciation

Now just fill your bag with goodies and gift cards as you see fit. Anything your favorite teacher might like to kick off their Summer! You can even add a little tag with a cute “Totes” saying. I created one that says “Thank you for ‘TOTES’ being an awesome Teacher!” I have a couple of versions, just head over to my blog today if you’d like to download and print one for your teacher tote gift!

Monogram Teacher Tote for Teacher Appreciation

Isn’t it so fun all together? I can’t wait for my little guy to take this into his teacher. Something practical and fun for Summer! If you enjoyed this project be sure to check out our Pencil Mason Jar Teacher Appreciation Gift and our Chalkboard Teacher Tote too! Until next time, friends!



Thanks Kimberly! She always has great ideas. I love giving personalized gifts too!! It makes people feel extra special. Kimberly has been sharing some amazing ideas on her blog lately. Here are a few of my favorite projects of hers:


These Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecakes are so yummy looking! I love bite-sized treats, and this one is definitely one I need to try.


If you’re still looking for that special Mother’s Day gift, this DIY Mother’s Day Monogrammed tray might be just the thing! SO pretty!


Her Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas post will definitely inspire you to have a pretty table setting for Mother’s Day too.

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  1. Great idea!!
    L x
    Lisa recently posted…A Soft Boiled Egg

  2. That is ‘totes adorbs lol’

    Oof. Enough of that :)
    Super cute idea, though!!
    Amanda {NoDak Nest} recently posted…Tiling and Mastic and Grout…Oh My!

  3. I’ve been thinking of doing an end of the school year tote bag for my daughters teacher, this is perfect! Love the stencil too, it’s easy and stuff I already have at home! Thanks for motivating me to actually make the bag this year :)

    Heather recently posted…Mothers Day Photo Ideas

  4. Where did you the totes from?

  5. I always laugh when I see ideas like this because I think to myself, hmmmm, why didn’t I think of this?

    Just didn’t! I love monograms because they help me remember which bag is mine!!
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden recently posted…Pansy Salad


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