Thoughtful and Easy Teacher Gifts
This is the second year that Gabriella has attended preschool. With each last day of school the families are asked to attend a potluck picnic where we are entertained with small skits and songs.
What was new to me last year was the *teacher gifts*. I just cannot remember giving gifts to my teachers when I was a student. Anyway… Now? Now I have learned that this is in fact a *thing*. I’m sure its optional, but do I want to be THAT parent that shows up empty handed to the last day of school? When all the other kids are presenting the teachers with gifts and hugs, my daughter is looking at me with her big eyes…NOPE!
So, I go along with it. I think its a very nice little gesture to give these fine folks a small gift of our appreciation. Last year I waited until the last minute and bought a few gift cards on the way to the picnic, but this year…this year I waited until the last minute and made this…
Of course to get to this I checked my favorite idea spot, Pinterest. I searched and searched. I already had something in mind. I wanted a potted plant, but didn’t just want a potted plant. I had seen these sweet little handmade pots at our local hardware store a few months back and they had been stuck in the back of my mind ever since.
Want to create this yourself? Here is what you’ll need:
- wooden rulers
- Etsy printable or create your own
- Flower pots
- Flowers or herbs
- Toddler 🙂
I had the tags printed on card stock at the local print store and cut them out. I had my tot glue the tags to the rulers and we let them dry. Then G wrote her name on the pots with a silver Sharpie. We transferred the flowers from their plastic pots to the ceramic ones, and plopped the ruler into the soil.
Its personalized, didn’t take much effort and didn’t cost a lot. I found these gorgeous African Violets at our local Trader Joe’s for $1.99 each!