Gift Card Flower Pots…

…are a fun gift idea for a teacher or friend.  Which is why I (and another mom from the class) decided to make a couple as a “thank you” to Bailey’s teacher and aid on her last day in the infant room. 
Originally, I got the flower pot idea from my sister (a teacher) who said that this was one of her favorite gifts she had ever received from a student.  So, I figured who better to trust than a teacher when trying to come up with a nice teacher appreciation gift.

So I gathered all of the necessary supplies:
  • Flower pots found at any garden or craft store
  • Floral foam found at any craft store
  • Foam flowers found at Dollar Tree
  • Bamboo BBQ skewers
  • Brown shredded paper (like the stuff used in gift baskets)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Gift cards

First I attached the gift cards to the foam flowers using tape.


Then I cut out random leafy shapes using the green foam flowers out of the pack.


Next I attached the leaves and the flowers to bamboo skewers (being sure that the pointy end was at the bottom).


After assembling all of my flower I moved on to the pots.  I cut a foam square using a handsaw and placed it inside the empty flower pot.  Once the foam was in place I filled the gaps with crumpled newspaper (to prevent my “dirt” from falling to the bottom).


Then I added brown shredded paper to the top of the pot, making sure to fully cover the newspaper and foam beneath.


Last I added the gift card flowers (making sure that each skewer was pushed securely into the foam).

You can also personalize your gifts by writing a message on the pots with a permanent marker.  I wrote “THANKS for helping us grow” on the front of each one” (but forgot to snap a picture of it).  So there you have it… a super easy and fun thank you idea for your favorite teacher (or anyone else out there you’re looking to thank)!


Holly said...

Those teachers sure are lucky!!

Kristy said...

My class did that for me during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Lindsay said...

Cute idea! I just pinned it on pinterest. haha :)

Alanna said...

wow... maybe i'll be the next big hit on pinterest :)

Lindsay said...

It has been getting lots of repins, Alanna!