Easy Teacher Appreciation Plant
It’s coming to the end of the school year, and most of us will want to say “thank you” to the teachers that put up with our kids day after day and/or week after week. As a former teacher, it really means a lot to get something to show that the work you put in was valued. (And as an aside, I was a high school teacher. I hardly got a thing. Please don’t forget about your high school teachers! They work hard, too!) But as a parent, it can be difficult to know what to give, especially if you have multiple teachers. My suggestion is to keep it small. You don’t want to overwhelm your budget or your teacher, so this is a simple, but adorable: a teacher appreciation plant.
I love succulents. There is a distinct beauty about them. And they don’t require much attention to stay alive. That is just what this busy lady can appreciate. So they are great gifts for people of all different levels of gardening skills.
And this little pot was really cheap to put together. I spent less than two dollars on each one, but I think they turned out so cute. As a former teacher, I would have been proud to display this in my classroom. 🙂
So here’s how you can make one (or more!) of you own.
Supplies for a Teacher Appreciation Plant
Small clay pot (I got mine from Walmart for $0.77)
Potting soil (I had some on hand from another project, but I think you can get a small bag from the dollar store)
Small succulent plant (I got mine from Lowe’s at four for $3.95)
Small rocks (I had some on hand, but again the dollar store could be a good resource)
How to Build a Teacher Appreciation Plant
Put a little potting soil in the clay pot. Make a small indentation and place the plant in the indentation, breaking up the clump of roots a little before planting. Then fill in around the plant with more soil. Top with small rocks for a nice decorative look. Water it a little.
Finish with a cute tag and a good pun.