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Paper Teacher Gift Tote

Paper Teacher Gift Tote

Now that your kiddos are heading back to school and you’ve got some new teachers to get to know, it’s a great time to create this fun gift tote to say hello! Teachers work hard and sometimes they get overlooked, so make sure they feel appreciated with this fun gift tote that's easy to personalize and filled with treats, tools, and gift cards. I added a fun personalized tumbler to make sure they stay hydrated.

To create this teacher gift tote, you will need:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
    • Ivory Lessebo Colours 111 lb.
    • Dawn Lessebo Colours 111 lb.
    • Navy Blue Lessebo Colours 111 lb.
    • Kelly Green Lessebo Colours 100 lb.
    • Salt Water Lessebo Colours 100 lb.
    • Pitch Black Lessebo Colours 100 lb.
    • Giallo Woodstock 83 lb.
    • Kraft Materica 92 lb.
    • Antique Gold Stardream - Antique Gold - 105 lb.
  • Cricut Machine
  • Scoring tool
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Gifts, gift cards, treats, etc.

Now that you have everything you need, let’s get to work creating this fun teacher gift tote! To begin, cut all of your pieces on your cutting machine. The cutting file for this project can be found by clicking this link to Cricut Design Space: Teacher Gift Tote

die cut pieces for teacher school gift tote

After cutting out all of your paper pieces, you’ll start by assembling the tote box pieces. Fold along all the score lines of the two tote box pieces. Next, you are going to glue the tabs and glue the bottom of both of the tote boxes. Then, we will glue the two boxes together to create one tote box.

assembling the base for teacher gift tote

Now we will assemble the gift box that fits inside the tote. Start by folding along all of the score lines. Then glue the tab and fold in the bottom flaps to create the gift box.

assembling gift box for inside teacher gift tote

Now we will assemble all of the box embellishments. Start with gluing together the ruler and globe pieces. Simply stack and glue as shown below.

assembling paper ruler and globe for teacher gift tote

To make the stem of the apple stand out I colored it with a dark brown marker.

coloring paper apple stem with brown marker

Now that we have all of the embellishment pieces done, we will glue them to the gift box pieces. Add the ruler and the globe to the front of the gift box, and add the apple to the side of the gift box.

adding embellishments to gift box for teacher tote gift

Now it's time to glue together and attach the sentiment school house pieces. Stack and glue together the schoolhouse pieces and sentiment layers and attach them to the front of the tote box.


creating school house sentiment for front of teacher gift tote

The last step is to add gifts to the box and personalize it with ribbon. I added a vinyl name to a reusable cup, and filled the little box with candies and a gift cars. I’m sure your child’s teacher will love this gift and keep it displayed all year!

finished pieces for teacher gift tote

The gift tote even has a handle to carry it by!

assembled teacher gift tote with reusable cup

We can't wait to see your teacher tote boxes! Show us on Facebook or Instagram! Tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories!

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