Someone on Instagram recently posted a card they’d made for Teacher Appreciation Week. Immediately, and in a panic, I Googled to find out when Teacher Appreciation was in my neck of the woods (just in case it’s different in different countries) and sure enough – Friday, May 5th is designated as Teacher Appreciation Day here in Ontario.
I’m still trying to get my act together in time for Mother’s Day coming up, but my girls have been so fortunate to have amazing teachers this year – I couldn’t let the day go by without a small thank you.
Since Spring is for planting, I thought I’d get a gift card from my favourite nursery for the teacher gift (and perhaps pick up a few buds for myself as well.)
I decided “thank you for helping me grow” has been WAAAAAAY overdone, and decided against punny gift tags and instead opted for cute packaging.
This is an inexpensive terra-cotta pot and saucer that you can find at any dollar store and the tags were in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s (4 per package).
I stuffed the pot with tissue paper until the gift card could be propped up to sit just below the rim,
then I flipped the saucer over and used it as a lid.
A length of ribbon will hold the pot closed and then thread your tags through the bow. I LOVE those tags!
While I’ve titled this “teacher gift”, I know more than a few Mom’s that would love something like this for Mother’s Day as well.
I decided to top Chloe’s teacher gift with some paper flowers, just to give it a bit more style. (and Maddie’s teacher is a man, so femming it up isn’t really necessary lol)
These are made by cutting a circle out of a piece of paper, then cutting a continuous spiral in towards the centre of that circle. Start winding your flower from the centre of the circle and then use a glue dot or staple once you’ve wound all the paper.
I used glue dots to adhere the flowers and leaves to the top of my teacher gift so that they will stay put, but will also be easy to remove later.
That’s it! Easy-peasy and hopefully a gift both teachers and Mothers will love (and use).
You know, if I were a teacher and a Mother both – May would be a better month for me than December; gifts every week!
If only there weren’t so many kids…
I mean as a Mom. (wink)
Have a great one!