DIY Tea-themed Last Minute Teacher Gift Printables

DIY Tea-themed Last Minute Teacher Gift Printables

Are you looking for a last minute teacher gift? My chai tea latte mason jars are as adorable as they are easy to make with the help of my FREE printables. This tea-themed gift comes together quickly and without much effort. Scroll down for all the details!

Eeeek! The first day of school is only a few days away, and I just found out my son’s Kindergarten teacher is not a coffee drinker! So there goes my idea of saving a bunch of time and effort by using a previous coffee-themed teacher gift idea I had in my back pocket for the first day of school.

chai tea latte mason jar gift with gift tag and 'tea-riffic' lid cover

If you are now on the hunt for a tea-themed gift (as opposed to a coffee-themed gift), look no further! Today I’m showing you how to personalize a pre-packaged chai tea latte mix to create a thoughtful and delicious last minute teacher gift.

And this best part is – with the help of my free printables – this DIY gift can be assembled in mere minutes and without much forethought.

By the end of this post you will have an adorable gift sure to earn your kids some brownie points.

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chai tea latte mason jar gift with gift tag and 'tea-riffic' lid cover


>> 4 Teacher-themed Mason Jar Lid Printables <<

<< My Printable Chai Tea Latte Gift Tag >>

>> My Chai Tea Latte Mix Shortcut <<

<< A Word Tutorial for Making Your Own Mason Jar Lid Covers >>

>> and Links to My Favorite Beverage Gifts for Even More Inspiration! <<

So let’s get to it!

As you know, at this point we are all short on time, so without further delay…

printable mason jar lid covers for a tea-themed gift in a jar

>> 4 Teacher-themed Mason Jar Lid Printables <<

While I was running around making this last minute teacher gift, I couldn’t help but think about other ways I can use this gift for future teachers. So instead of making one mason jar lid cover and leaving it at that, I went ahead and made … four.

Now I can use the same tea-themed concept for a gift for other teachers down the road. And maybe instead of giving this gift on the first day of school, I can use it for the first day of summer break or during teacher appreciation week or simply ‘just because‘.

And because you know I can’t keep these gift ideas to myself, I’ve included all four mason jar lid variations in one download.

The four lid covers say:

>> Excited to have you as my tea-cher! <<

<< Thanks a latte >>

>> Have a tea-riffic first day <<

<< Have a tea-riffic summer >>

Let me know which is your favorite and which you plan to use! I’d love your thoughts!

chai tea latte mason jar gift with gift tag and 'tea-riffic' lid cover

<< My Printable Chai Tea Latte Gift Tag >>

Once you have your favorite mason jar lid cover selected, printed and cut out, grab my free Chai Tea Latte gift tags. Each tag includes the directions for making an individual latte using water or milk.

>> My Chai Tea Latte Mix Shortcut <<

So like I said, I was running short on time and trying to pull this gift together last minute, so I opted to use a store-bought chai latte mix. It just so happens that I love Caffe D’Vita brand iced coffee mix after randomly purchasing some from Costco and making these iced coffee gifts.

So when I saw their Chai Tea Latte mix on Amazon, I jumped on it (and thanked my lucky stars that it came with 2-day shipping at the time!)

So once your Chai Tea Latte mix is delivered in that lovely Amazon box, crack it open and pour it in a standard 16 oz. Ball mason jar. Add my free printable lid cover and directions gift tag, and you’ve got yourself a cute little gift in a matter of minutes!

chai tea latte mason jar gift with gift tag and 'tea-riffic' lid cover

<< Make Your Own Mason Jar Lid Labels or Gift Tags >>

I realize you may love this tea-themed gift idea, but maybe you need a personalized mason jar lid cover. (Like say, you don’t plan to give this as a teacher gift.)

No worries! Use my easy Word tutorial to create your own for any occasion. Here’s how I did it:


For this gift, I measured the mouth of a standard mouth 16 oz. mason jar. For this size, the jar has a 3″ mouth. I made the lid covers slightly smaller so they fit easily between the metal lid and the screw-on ring.

For example purposes, the jar’s diameter is 2.7″.


Open up a new Word document and insert a circle by going to the Insert tab and add select a circle from the drop-down menu.

Right click on the circle and select More Layout Options…

Select the Size Tab and change the Absolute Value under both Height and Width to 2.7″.

Next, add your text. For my lid covers, I used a combination of Sanchez and Misses fonts*. If you do not have these fonts (they don’t come standard), you can download them from

*Always double-check the licensing for the fonts you download. I am using this font for personal use and will not be selling these personalized items for profit. 


That’s really all there is to it! Print them, cut them out and sandwich them between the metal lid and the screw-on ring.

>> Even More Beverage-Themed Gift Inspiration <<

Not 100% sold on a chai tea latte as a last minute teacher gift? No prob!

I have tons of other beverage-themed gifts that may be better suited to your teachers’ individual tastes. Click on any of the images below to be taken to the full blog posts, tutorials and freebies!

So What Do You Think?

I’d love to hear what you think about this last minute teacher gift and if you plan to make it! I hope you find it easy to put together. But most of all, I hope this gift brings a smile to the face of the teachers in your life! Happy gifting!


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More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…


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Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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