I have 5 teachers between the 2 girls. It is a lot to buy for if you get anything substantial. I decided to do potted plants that could be transplanted to the yard if so desired. It is a pot that could be used again, and if they don't have a green thumb....well they could use it on their desk as a pen, pencil, ruler holder ;)
I started with plain ole terra cotta planters that I purchased at Lowe's for $1.25 each. I spray painted them with green chalkboard paint (I love the green). I already had the paint on hand.
The paint dries really fast.
Next I took this ribbon I picked up at Michael's for $3.99 and hot glued it around the rim.
And, then tied a small bow and glued it where the 2 ends meet.
Once they were all set with the ribbon, I used a white chalkboard marker and wrote the saying "Thank for helping me grow"!! And, on the bottom wrote the class they were in with 2013-14 with their name.
I also included on my Katie's pots "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart". Katie had Shea's teachers last year and that is a quote I used on a DIY project for them...I love that saying because it really holds true with the teachers these girls have been so lucky to have.
Katie has grown leaps & bounds and has truly matured over the last year. I give a ton of credit to the teacher she has had. It really has been an amazing year that went by entirely too fast. I can't believe I have a 1st grader. I am so very proud of what my girl accomplished this year. I see great things ahead for her.
And...the finished product..
I popped in a variety of brightly colored flowers into the pots...
The cost to do this was so minimal, but the outcome was really priceless!! I love how adorable they came out.