Teacher gifts are something that I so often want to make these big huge gifts expressing my gratitude and then the end of the year comes and I am overwhelmed and struggling to even put my thoughts together to get something for them that won’t just go straight into the trash. I try to do little gifts all year for King’s teachers letting them know how grateful I am for them, however the end of the year gift is something that I really want to be cute and truly something that they can keep. Keep reading to see my favorite simple teacher gift idea…
This year I had 8 teachers to purchase gifts for so keeping things within a certain budget was a must. I had about $10 per teacher so we went to our local nursery (J&J Nursery in Layton, UT) and bought each teacher a potted succulent. Initially I thought I would just do the succulent and it would be cute enough but driving home I knew I wanted to do something simple to take them a little bit more over the top. I started looking for tiny banners on Pinterest and couldn’t find anything I loved that said “thanks”. I then found myself on Kensie Kate’s site with this darling chalkboard banner and knew it was what I wanted to use.
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I knew it would need to have a little bit of changes to it to fit across my succulents so when I printed it I put the sizing down to 40%. Depending on the size of your pot you will need to go bigger or smaller in how you scale it. I then cut out each letter and taped them to twine to tie to skewers on each side of the pot.
I didn’t know how I wanted to put King’s name on them and then one of you babes messaged me on Instagram and told me to cut them out as little flags which was perfect! I took some washi tape, folded it in half around a toothpick, and wrote King’s name on them. Simple, cute, and did the job.
King walked these pots into his preschool teachers and they loved them. We also wrote a card for each teacher to express our gratitude for all they had done for him all year long.
Whether you do an extravagant gift for your kids teachers or nothing at all, writing a heart felt card is truly what means the most in the long run. Have your little one color the card, write it themselves depending on their age, and give it to their teacher and I promise they will love it!