5.25.2012

End of School Year Teacher Gift + a Free Printable!

This week marked the end of preschool for Kate.
I may or may not have been totally crying as I picked her up from her last day & we said Goodbye & Thank you to her teachers.
What an incredible 2 years she has had.
Kate has 8 teachers in her class, so I knew I wanted to give them a gift that was meaningful & useful, but didn't cost a lot of money.
And, I knew I wanted it to be handmade-ish rather than totally store bought.
Here is what I decided to do:
I got 8 mini terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.27 each
I got 2 six packs of zinnias for $2.89 each
{I already had the spray paint}
I spray painted the pots & bases with 2 coats of spray paint.
I made printable that said "Thank you for helping Kate bloom"
I printed it on cardstock.
Then I used a 2.5 inch scalloped punch to punch them out and I glued them with a hot glue gun to craft sticks that I already had on hand.
Once the pots were dry (the next day) I planted a zinnia in each one & stuck in the printable.
Didn't they turn out so cute?
Way more fun than just boring terra cotta.
I figure her teachers can use the pot at home or they can keep in in their classroom!

Kate had 4 main teachers & the other 4 were in their room once a week for Bible, PE, Music & Science.
For her 4 main teachers I also gave them a gift card to a local Nursery so they can buy some more flowers for their yards.

It has been so neat to see Kate's transformation over the past 2 years...socially, academically & creatively.
Kate's school has them draw a picture of themselves the first month of school & the last month of school. It is fun to see how Kate's art & writing has improved in 9 months.
This was a fun gift to make & I love how inexpensive it was!
It was meaningful....Kate really has bloomed this year.
Also, Kate LOVES helping me plant flowers & water our flowers, so this gift is perfect!
Because I love you all so much, I made some printables for you to use also!
Kate's said "Thank you for helping Kate bloom"
The ones for you guys say "Thank you for helping me bloom"
So, you can use them for any kid!
I made them with 3 different background colors:
Pink:
Purple:
Aqua:
{Click to download. Right click & then Save.}
Print on cardstock, punch out the labels with a 2.5 inch scalloped punch, glue them to a craft stick and add it to a flower pot! Easy & Cute.
So, if you need an easy End of the Year Teacher Gift idea or Teacher Appreciation Gift, you are all set!
Happy {Almost} Summer!

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17 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. I LOVE that, great idea. My little one isn't old enough for school by a long way but I might just save this for the future.

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  3. So cute!! You turned something so simple into something personal and meaningful- great idea!

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  4. Thank you for sharing--I've been on a spray painting frenzy so this is right up my alley!!!!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Will use this idea for next year! Where can I buy a 2.5 inch scalloped hole punch? How much? Love reading your blog!

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  6. So, is she on her way to kindergarten in the fall? I would love to have a Kate in my K classroom:o) Especially with a crafty mama too! Cute idea, as always

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  7. Love these!! School is already over for this year but I am keeping these in mind for next. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Adorable and a great idea to spray paint them!

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  9. What a great gift idea! I bet the teachers just loved them. Hope you are feeling better xx

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  10. What a great idea, so simple yet so cute!

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  12. These were so cute! Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday!

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  13. LOVE how these turned out! So affordable and personal at the same time! Cute, cute!

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  14. Thank you so much for this great idea! I forgot about teacher gifts for the end of the school year and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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