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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Planter


My son completed his gifts for Teacher's Appreciation day coming up next week.  He chose to give them Aloe Vera plants and I guided him along with the planter crafting. 




We started with two floral vases. 



Spraying them with Chalkboard paint.



One coat seemed to do just fine.




Wooden rulers from a dollar store.



I cut them to fit around the vase. 



My son glued them around the top rim.



Mini clamps were used to hold the rulers in place while the glue dried.

We gathered plastic numbers from the dollar store.



He glued on 2x2 to equal 4. 



Then added chalk writing for 2nice 2be 4gotten.



Rubber letter stickers; also dollar store crafts.



He added the teachers names on the opposite side of the plastic numbers on the vase.




We pulled a couple of other plants to add to his aloe vera plant.





We used chalkboard sticker labels from Michaels for To/From tags.




His photo was added to the back of the To/From tags and covered in wide scotch tape to protect the picture.



We attached the photo tag on an artificial flower and added a couple more of the flowers for color. 





(His photos are purposely blurred.)




Then we added a "Thank You" note. 




Then he did a drawing on the remaining side of the vase with chalk.  (A cup of coffee and donut, one of the teacher's "faves".)










He's really excited that Ms. T and Mrs. F are going to love his planters. 














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41 comments:

  1. super cute gift idea! love these planters. found at show and tell sat. linky. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Thank you, Rachel! Have a great weekend!

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  3. what a super cute creative idea! love chalkboard paint and labels! and the plant inside with the thanks for helping me grow is super cute!Checking this out from Think Pink Sunday!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  4. How wonderful of your son to do this! I love the post! I am a teacher and I just had two students come with a box of doughnuts :) so with lots of appreciation and two pounds later I am enjoying your post tremendously!!!

    Following from Countdown in Style,

    Maria
    www.musicteachingandparenting.com

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  5. Brittnei WashingtonMay 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Love love love this! I love the creativity that you have like the chalkboard paint and the rulers...so school related. I definitely pinned this and shared on Twitter! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!

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  6. Super cute... Love this idea :)

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  7. Thank you, Cathy. It was a cute "growing theme" that he really wanted to express. It was adorable that he picked out aloe vera, stating that it was a "healthy plant" and his favorite.

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  8. Ha! That's funny how those tasty gifts add to our weight! We thought of chocolates, but as you said, they are momentarily enjoyed and then slightly regretted later. The plants, easy maintenance types, should last and the teachers can write on the planter whatever they wish. Even if the plants end up dying off someday, the planter could be used as a pencils/odds and ends container. It's a lasting type of gift that he made (with adult supervision and assistance) as a reflection of them. Thank you for stopping by, Maria :)

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  9. Thanks so much, Brittnei! We're sure that both teachers will appreciate the growing/school theme as much as we appreciate them. Because my son "sprouted up" so much this year (3.5" taller) he put his photo on the tallest flower. The entire gift has a lot of thought to it. He had fun doing it.

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  10. These lovely planters are so wonderful that they could be sold in a gift shop! You could make BIG BUCKS!!! I'm serious. I am a teacher. If I every got this I would be SO excited !!! I've pinned it. Now, please please please come back to my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (which goes live Tuesday evenings at 7pm EDT) and share it? See you there!

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  11. Aww, coming from a teacher, thank you so much for the nice compliments! We are more than happy to share with your Hop on Wednesday! My son will be very happy over your excitement, as this is his project on this post. When he gets home from school, I'll share your comment with him. I'll also be sure he enters the link himself on WWB Hop too. We know Mrs. F and Ms. T. will love these and we'll find out for sure tomorrow :)

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  12. Cute idea! I love getting new ideas for teacher appreciation gifts. Can't appreciate those teachers too much, I say! :) Pinning now!

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  13. This is such a great idea!. I could have used this idea a few years ago :) Thank you so much for linking this great idea to Dare to Share. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day!

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  14. Thank you so much Pam! I was just going through my Bloglovin' feeds and saw your feature so I came back to link it. We are so glad you like it! My son is honored to have his "first feature" and says "THANK YOU"! :)

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  15. I agree! Thank you for pinning, Aubrey :)

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  16. Iso love what you have come up with! I hope the teachers like them!!!

    :)

    “hugs” Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

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  17. April @ 100lbcountdownMay 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    These are so cute! I wish I would've had ou around when I was in charge of Teacher's Appreciation last year. I haven't heard anything from his current school about it. I should look into it. Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style!

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  18. What a cute Idea! I absolutely love how they came out, definitely pinned this post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on the TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop. :)

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  19. I love this and a super tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  20. This is just to cute. I have got to share this with my friends who still have children in school. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I've
    pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

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  21. This is such a cute idea and different. Love the useful aloe vera plant too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

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  22. Kristina and MillieMay 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    That is too fun! I bet the teachers love it. What a great idea. I might have to make something like that for my kid's teachers too. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  23. They loved them! My son came home from school very happy. Thanks, Crystelle :)

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  24. Yes, check on it and maybe you can do this or similar before the last day of school. Have fun!

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  25. Thanks so much for having me Marty!

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  26. You are welcome! And thank YOU for having me, Erlene!

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  27. Aw, thank you! They do love the planters. Yay! I hope you do something like this too and share it with us. :)

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  28. Brandi ClevingerMay 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    That's such a great idea! Easy enough for this crafting challenged mom to do, too! I'm going to save this craft for an end of the year gift! Thanks for sharing at #smallvictoriessundaylinky !

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  29. I agree with teacher that these are so wonderful and you could sell these in a store! From start to finish there was something unexpected. Okay, now you are famous and I'll say I knew you when.

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  30. Kim Daniels LewisMay 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    This is such a cute idea! Pinned! I'm so glad you found us! Thanks for being part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We would love it. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. This is such a great idea and adorable.

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  32. It is very easy and I hope you have lots of fun doing it! :)

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  33. You are so sweet :) Thanks so much Sue ~

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  34. It just deemed appropriate to exhibit his skills that he learned from school and to participate in making it. Thank you, Glenna.

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  35. Thanks for the invite, Kim! I'd be happy to~ I appreciate the pinning too :)

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  36. What an awesome gift! I'm sure the teachers loved them! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On: May Flowers!! Have a great weekend!

    ~Abby =)

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  37. Kim Daniels LewisMay 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Love it! Pinned! Thanks for being part of our party. I hope you swing by on Monday at 7 pm and party with us. We love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/ Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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