Looking for a free teacher gift idea to say “Thanks” to your favorite teacher? Here’s a fun one using a small flowerpot and a sweet treat!
As a former elementary school teacher, I remember how much I treasured the sweet gifts from my students. Even now, after several years working from home, I smile when I think about each trinket and the child and story behind it.
Hand-painted terracotta pots are great choices for gift-giving because they’re so versatile and can easily carry all sorts of fun items–from flowers to sweet treats. That’s why I like to keep them on hand–not only to add a little color to my porch in the spring–but to fill with special trinkets for easy gift solutions and fun containers for parties and other events.
Free Teacher Gift Idea
This one really happened by accident. After painting the flowerpot a vibrant blue, I chose one of my favorite polka dot ribbons for an extra pop of color. The result was a cotton candy color combo–so I chose the Jolly Rancher candy as the perfect addition to its fun and festive feel.
Here’s what I used:
Craft Stick, Glue gun
Create handmade gifts with supplies you have on hand.
Besides the candy and spray paint, I pulled everything else from my own box of craft supplies. Though another craft stick would have worked, I only had the wide wavy ones. So I painted one white and added a strip of chevron Washi tape down the center to, again, keep with my cotton candy color theme.
However, a pencil, striped straw, or even a flower pick would work just as well. Use your imagination and create your own DIY version to thank your favorite teacher for a JOLLY good year!
What about you?