Somehow this school year is coming to an end and, when it does, I’ll have a kindergarten graduate. That just sounds so weird! Anyway, I’ve always loved making end of the year gifts, as well as Christmas ones, for Gav’s teachers. (Check out my party in a box gift from last year!) Teachers are incredible (And I say this as a parent and the daughter of a teacher). They sacrifice way more than their students’ parents know and they deserve out thanks. Let’s be real, if they didn’t do it, you’d have to and when’s the last time you considered home schooling? NOT I! (Not to knock home schoolers. If that’s what you are called to you, more power to you and you have the patience of Job.) This year Gavin had to transition from one school to another and his current teacher has been nothing short of awesome! I wanted to make her something special and here’s how a make her treat-filled flower pot.
What You’ll Need: Terra Cotta Pot, Paint, Floral Foam, Wood Skewers*, Faux Flowers, Candy Bars/Bagged Treats/Gift Cards, Green Construction Paper, Floral Moss
*If you use flowers with stems, you don’t need these.
Paint your pot how you’d like or you could even have you kiddo do it. I went a little doodle happy on this one but I like it! Place your foam inside, cut to fit as snug as possible.
If you’re using a flower with a stem, just hot glue your treats/cards to the stems. If you have skewers, glue the flower to the top and then the treats/cards to the skewer. Arrange them in the foam at different heights and fill in any bottom space by stuffing floral moss in the holes.
Cut out a leaf shape from the construction paper, fold a crease into the middle, and glue them randomly onto the stems or treats.
I added a fun little note to this one but you could always accompany the pot with a thoughtful card. Be sure to write you child’s name and year for the teacher to remember later! I put Gav’s on the bottom to it wasn’t distracting.
Thank you to all of the hard working teachers out there and hang on just a little bit longer! Summer’s coming!