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)
- 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)!