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ideaMarket Inspired Back to School Teacher Gift

Aug 3, 2015 By Courtney O'Dell
ideaMarket Inspired Back to School Teacher Gift

I’m secretly always excited when back to school season rolls around. Not only is it a signal to me that cool temps and some of my favorite holidays are just around the corner, but it’s a really fun time for my kids to look forward to a new year of learning, making friends, and becoming “big kids.” This year, I will finally have both of my kids in school, and they are beyond excited.  We’re starting to talk more and more about all the fun things school will bring, and one of their favorite parts of school are their teachers! We are really lucky to go to a fabulous school with amazing teachers, so I wanted to focus on a fun and unique teacher gift to honor them!


Burlap Bouquet and Love Sign

I love the burlap trend, and I’m so glad it is still in full swing. For this bouquet, I had so much fun browsing the ideaMarket Burlap section at my local Jo-Ann store. There are a ton of burlap flowers that look amazing and are really unique!

I found an adorable tin pitcher in the floral section, and decided to top off the look with some burlap and lace ribbon, as well as a few pencils!

This bouquet is a classic, timeless look – it is a little shabby chic, and it’s an easy way to dress up your favorite teacher’s desk without them having to fuss over real flowers. The neutral colors won’t clash against crazy classroom colors, either!

To make this bouquet, you’ll need:

  • 4 burlap sunflowers (neutral and white)
  • 4 burlap hydrangeas (neutral and white)
  • 2 burlap roses (neutral)
  • 4 burlap and button flowers (neutral and white)
  • 1 brown tallgrass spray
  • Tin pitcher
  • Burlap and Lace wired ribbon, 1 ½ foot
  • 2 pencils
  • L, O, V, and E wooden letters
  • Hot glue

First, you need to remove tags from all of your flowers, and heat up your hot glue gun.

Next, start to bend the stems of the burlap flowers in different heights. I like to have them all different heights and starting just a few inches over the top of the pitcher (or vase you’re using).

Arrange flowers to look full, with shorter blooms in the front (I love to have hydrangeas towards the bottom, as they fill fabulously- while roses work well towards the top of bouquets to round them off and give a good shape).  I like to place the tall grass in the back of the arrangement.

I used a long roll of burlap ribbon and cut it down to a manageable size- about 1 ½ feet. Tie it around the pitcher and form a bow.

Tuck pencils in right behind the ribbon.

When glue gun is hot, add a small dab to front or sides of wooden letters to join them together. I like to have the letters slightly overlapping, or tilted at a small angle.

Let sign cool.

Burlap Bouquet and Love Sign

You now have a gorgeous gift for your favorite teacher! You can tuck a small gift card in behind the ribbon, or just give as-is.  I love the sign in front of the flowers, but it is so cute it can be displayed on it’s own, too!

Burlap Bouquet and Love Sign

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