We are so blessed to be part of an amazing school filled with fantastic educators. Not everyone can say this and really mean it. And I mean it! This year I was feeling a little craftier than usual and I wanted to put something cute together to show our appreciation for all the hard work they do. Each of the boys had two teachers this year so all the supplies you’ll see pictured were enough to make four potted plants. You can tailor this little set up to however many thank you gifts your family needs to hand out!
So how did all these pieces add up to these adorably stylish plants? Well, I’ll show you…
Select a plant. I like these bulbous frilly plants I found at a local hardware store because they are different. Succulents are a low maintenance option, but anything bright and luscious would work well. I try to keep an open mind when I am shopping for plants and base my decision on the healthiest specimens I can find.
Choose a pot. Because I wanted to embellish the plants with other objects the plant pots had to be simple in order to let the pretty parts take center stage, And clay, was an obvious choice for me.
Originally I wanted to use tags to create little messages (the round ones with the black and white strings) but I didn’t end up using them. But you sure could! How about ‘Thanks for helping me grow’!
Embellishments! I found these antique style keys and fell in love. They added detail and gave them their own look. Plus I found two green ones which my youngest son loved because its his favourite colour!
The chalkboard tags I did use clipped onto the front pots like they were made for it. I could imagine using them in other applications too. A simple little clothespin.
Finish it with a bow! I used raffia and it worked with the whole look I was after but you could use any type of ribbon.
This is one of my favourite potted plants I have done. I want one! There truly are so many ways to finish a potted plant. Send me a pic via e-mail if you make one too. Have fun with it. This would also make a great hostess gift, housewarming gift or simply a gift, gift. Don’t you think?