Hi everyone! It’s Merrick from Merrick’s Art, and the end of the school year is quickly approaching! So it’s time to start figuring out those teacher gifts so you’re not stressing about them at the last minute.
Last year, when my son was in preschool, everyone brought the teacher flowers for the end of the year, and although it was such a sweet gesture, I thought about how many dead bouquets she would have in about a week.
So instead of a bouquet of flowers, which will be dead and gone in a few days, I opted for a potted plant. It’s a great alternative to flowers because it’s long term! We went with a cute little succulent, since they’re everywhere in Southern California and super easy to keep alive, but you could put in any kind of small potted plant. And then to make it extra special, we personalized the pot. And ask for help from your child if you want!
Here’s what you’ll need:
– clay pot
– acrylic paint
– sponge brush
– paint pen
– glue gun
1. Paint the pot with the acrylic paint. It will probably need 2-3 coats. Let it completely dry before moving on.
2. Cut an apple, a flower, a heart, a book, or anything else you’d like from your felt. Hot glue it on to the pot.
3. Use your paint pen to write a message on the pot. And don’t forget to sign your name and put the year so your teacher remembers who the special gift was from!
4. Now place a little potted plant in the pot and you have a cheap and easy teachers gift that your child’s teacher will love!