This week is our teacher appreciation week at school and my daughter was so excited to put these together. Her teacher is absolutely amazing and we couldn’t be happier to gift a few of her favorite things this week.
Over the summer our daughter’s teacher will be missionary teaching abroad and so for her first gift this week, we wanted to give her some succulents that won’t require much care or watering while she is gone over the summer.
For these DIY potted succulents, you will need a small ceramic pot that we found at Lowes for 98 cents. You also need a few colors of acrylic paints, potting soil, hot glue or super glue, a small stick like a toothpick or even a straw, cardstock paper and a printer to print out these printables for the “Thanks for helping me grow” sign.
I had my daughter paint one coat of acrylic paint, we did two-tone colors. I finished the pot with a second coat of paint. We planted the succulents in the pot with potting soil. Next, we printed out the little sign on cardstock and hot glued it to a stick I already had around the house. I also took the plant instructions and glued it to the stick below the sign so that she would know how to care for it. I also had my daughter write her name on the back of the “Thanks for helping me grow sign”. We love the way it came out and she was so excited to give it to her teacher. 🙂
For another day this week we took her teachers’ favorite snacks and wrapped them up in a little box we found at Dollar Tree.
We used jute string that we had around my house and also cut out some printables I found on Etsy here that say “SODAlighted you’re my teacher”. I punched a hole in the top and ran the jute string through it. My daughter cut out another label and pasted it to the gift box.
For the last day, we went with a $5 gift card to our teachers’ favorite store (AND MINE!) 🙂 Dollar Tree! I printed out this adorable ruler-apple gift card holder/bookmark on card stock and had my daughter cut them out. Then we glued them together, leaving the center open to hold the gift card. Lastly, we punched a hole in the top and tied a ribbon.
We loved the way everything came out and can’t wait to give it to her teacher this week!