Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teacher Appreciation!

At the end of each school year you can go into any Michael's or Walmart and see mothers scurrying around to buy towels and totes, mugs and books, or anything that can be given to teachers. Is it appreciation or compensation for spending another year with our children? Whatever the reason, I am always looking for new ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week. This year my a dear friend and I got together to make these lovely gifts.
(I apologize for the blurry pics, a Canon Rebel is in my future as soon as I sell a kidney!)
I decided to make a flower pot full of goodies!
I started with a terra cotta pot and spray painted it with chalkboard paint. Then stocked up on gardening things. Gloves, shovel, apron, spray bottle, chalk, all purchased at Michaels. I then stopped by Home Depot for a gift card and Voila, instant teacher gift.

It wasn't easy to let the perfectionist in me stand aside while my daughter added her touch to the pot. However, when she was finished I knew that she had made these gifts priceless!
These pots are for my daughter's Visual Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Exceptional Children teacher. On the back of this pot she wrote "When I need help, you help me." How precious it that?
I can see all the possibilites here. I am going to paint one and place it at my front door with a flower and leave notes for my kids. Something along the lines of - Come on in - I have Brownies, or Wipe your shoes off, it was a rainy day, or Water me before you come in.
The possibilities are endless.I hope you can grab a can of spray paint and think of a fun way to personalize your pot!


  1. Hi Jill, Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my; "Let's Address this Head On, address number flower pots! I love the unique, heart warming gifts you made for the teachers, your daughters touch was precious. The pots you made would also be great for your address pots you wanted to do, similar to what I made. I hope you get to stop by for a visit to see my sweet "PINK" post today!

  2. Hi Jill, I love this idea! The messsage your daughter wrote says it all, doesn't it? How precious is that! Her teacher will love it! What a great idea, putting one by the front door. :-)