I know you all come for the food, but I also know a lot of you are parents. So if you’re part of that crowd, check out this cute teacher appreciation gift!
There’s no doubt there will be years we love our kids’ teachers, and years we won’t. But I’m so thrilled that Haley’s first year in public school was positive. We struck gold with her Kindergarten teacher and I’m
figuring out who to bribe keeping my fingers crossed that Trevor eventually gets her, too.
I volunteered in the classroom every single Friday, so I got to know her teacher very well. She’s a lover of the environment and all things gardening, so when I saw this teacher appreciation gift, I knew we’d be making it.
What you need:
• tin bucket, empty/new paint can, or even a metal watering can would be adorable
• chalkboard decal or chalkboard paint
• brown twine
• whatever goodies you want to include in your container
• a brown paper lunch bag
• computer and printer
I decided to go with a paint can, and bought a chalkboard decal online because it’s so much easier! Yay Etsy! Try to affix the decal to your container as smoothly as possible. Mine has a few bubbles :(
Open up your brown paper bag and cut it to the size of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Choose whatever font that floats your boat, type up the quote “Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that will grow forever!” and print it out. I also crumpled it up slightly to give it that rustic look.
The innards we chose were seed packets, garden cutters, gloves, plant markers, and a Lowes gift card.
Then you put it all together with the twine and write whatever message suits you with the chalk (which, btw, can erase with a paper towel, just like a chalkboard, in case you screw up or change your mind. Not that I would know anything about that *ahem*)
Isn’t it cute??
If you are going the gift card route, absolutely more power to you. I love gift cards! But if you’re trying to be creative, maybe this would work for one of your teachers also. And hopefully your handwriting is better than mine!