DIY Teacher Gift

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Xristos Anesti! Christ is Risen!

I can hardly believe the end of the school year is here already! It’s always so bittersweet, isn’t it? Saying goodbye to yet another school year but filled with the anticipation of a fun filled summer.

Thanks to Pinterest, we made another easy and fun project to give Ace’s teachers as a thank you for a fantastic school year. It’s not a new idea, but I had never done it so we gave it a shot.

All you need is:

  • can of chalkboard spray paint
  • small bottle of yellow paint
  • terra cotta pot
  • potted plant
  • piece of chalk
  • black sharpie (my bff)

1. First, we spray painted all around the can and let it dry. It dried really quickly outside.


2. Then, we painted the rim yellow and allowed it to dry completely.


3. Next, I took the Sharpie and drew a ruler around the yellow rim. You don’t have to make real inches, I just did three lines in between each “half inch”.


4. Finally, add your flowers and write “Thanks for helping me grow!” on your pot!

You can write whatever you want though. I was going to write “Thanks for not being impatient (or maybe just impatiens-depending on how old your child is the misspelling might look kinda cute) with me!” since the flowers are impatiens. Get creative! Come to think of it, I’m not sure if that is actually creative or just plain cheesy but the point is to have fun!

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I think this is a really cute and practical gift for a teacher. I love that it thanks them, too. These teachers work so hard all year and are so patient and loving with our kids that they deserve something sweet at the end of the year to simply serve as a reminder that they are appreciated.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Teacher Gift

  1. I love this idea! I have seen a similar one for the teacher to give as a small thank you for their volunteers and the saying was “Thanks for your ‘thyme” with a thyme plant!

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