Teachers work very hard every day to give your kids the very best education they can. So, when holiday time comes around, it’s a nice gesture to show how much you appreciate all that hard work by giving your child a modest gift to present to their teacher.
There’s no need to spend a fortune! We’ve found this lovely gift idea that was initially brought to you by SharonBeMakingStuff. A pretty potted plant will look great either in the classroom or on the teacher’s windowsill at home.
So, here’s how to put together a gorgeous potted plant gift for your child’s favorite teacher!
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What you’ll need:
- Aquarium gravel
- A succulent plant
- Ceramic bowl (big enough to comfortably accommodate the succulent plant)
- Potting soil
- Gift tag
Succulent plants make an excellent choice for this project because they are very hardy and require very little care to thrive. That makes this choice of plant perfect for busy teachers who don’t have time for complicated, time-consuming horticulture!
You’ll find everything you need for this project at your local garden center.
How to do it:
Step 1: Add soil to the ceramic pot
Your first job is to open the bag of potting soil.
Fill the ceramic bowl with compost to about one-third of the volume. Use your fingers to crumble the soil and get rid of any lumps.
Step 2: Put the succulent into the ceramic pot
Now, you’re going to re-pot the succulent plant into your new bowl.
Use your fingers to break up the soil around the plant, taking care not to damage the roots. Make a small well in the soil in your pot and place the succulent plant into it.
Finish off by filling the space around the outside of the succulent plant with potting soil. Leave a half-inch space at the top.
Step 3: Add the aquarium gravel
Add a layer of aquarium gravel to the top of the soil. The gravel sets off the succulent plant perfectly, making a beautiful display that your child’s teacher will love.
Wipe around the pot with a wet paper towel to get rid of any soil particles that may be clinging to the ceramic. Also, make sure that the potted plant is free from soil.
Step 4: Decorate the potted plant with ribbon
Tie a piece of decorative ribbon around the top of the potted plant and finish with a bow.
Step 5: Write the gift tag
To finish off the gift, take your gift tag and add a message, using your very best handwriting, obviously!
The message, “Thanks for helping me grow!” is cute and very appropriate too.
And you’re done!
To see the full video of this project, click this link.