Thursday, June 9, 2011

Teacher Gifts



Today was the last day of school! This year went by so fast. I can't believe I'm going to have a 4th grader & a 2nd grader! I took them to Rita's Italian Ice after school and we started planning a summer list. I'll post about that later. First up is teacher's gifts. I've seen these around the 'net and decided we'd give it a go.


I'm sorry for the bluriness of this photo, but it's the only one I have. I found these guys at Michael's with the dollar toys. Layla's teacher likes tigers, so we went with a lion. Close enough. Blake wouldn't pick so I chose a dinosaur.










Using a sharpie I drew an oval for where I would cut.


Then using a razor knife, I cut along the lines. The cutting was definitely the hardest part!


After cutting I gave them a coat of primer.



And finally spray paint. Layla's teacher likes green, and I let Blake choose from our spray paint stash.


Then we headed to Lowe's to find some succulents. I think these were $2.98 each.




And then just stuff the plant in. This was kind of tricky too, only because the space is so small. But I got them in. I did add a few small pebbles first to help with drainage.


I think they turned out pretty cute!


Of course we also had to have a card. And thankfully, Tiny Prints had a promo code that gave you 5 free cards & free shipping, so that took care of both teachers & Father's Day. The one above was for Blake's teacher.


And this was for Layla's.


To make it easy for the kids to carry to school, I picked up to plastic bins from the dollar spot at Target. Added some colored tissue paper & they were done.

What did you do for your kids teachers?

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7 comments:

brooke said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Fun - custom - and interesting. Great idea

Megan said...

Ohmigosh, I just love these, especially the dinosaur planter. Love, love, love!

Rachel said...

Oh man, that dinosaur planter is fantastic! Love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is so creative and made me smile right away! The dinosaur one is awesome. What a cute way to add a little whimsy to a child's room or office.

Patricia said...

Soooooooo cool! My son would love these in our house somewhere. We are into planting right now and he absolutely loves anything dino.

Patricia @ http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a fun idea! My mom has been teaching for probably 30 years, and I know she enjoys receiving gifts that aren't the normal apple with her name on it, etc. Way to think outside the box!

brooke said...

Saw your feature on Sunday Showcase - great job.

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