As I dropped my girls off at school this morning, I realized it was their last day of school and I had no teacher’s gifts! Their last day would have been Friday, but my youngest is having surgery that day to get tubes put in her ears, so it completely slipped my mind. So after I dropped them off, I was on a mission to get something cute together on a minimal budget.
Succulents are really trendy right now in Blogland and I think they’re really cute (plus I’ve already done coffee mugs as teacher’s gifts one too many times), so I stopped at Home Depot and found these adorable pre-potted Cactus and Succlent pots for just under $6 each. All together, I have 6 teachers to go gifts for so I was thrilled with this price and that it wouldn’t require much work to make them cute enough to gift.
These were part of the “Cactus Collection” and are right inside the store when you walk through the outdoor Garden Center to get into the building. They even have a layer of stones over the soil And apparently, these little babies are hard to kill…perfect for a blackthumb like me!
When I got home, I tried cutting out a cute teacher quote with my Silhouette CAMEO to put on some craft wood squares I had on hand, but the wooden tags were just too small for the quote to cut nicely on vinyl. So, I moved onto plan B. Despite being a graphic designer, I was short on time so I Googled “Thanks for Helping me Grow” printables and fell in LOVE with these adorable ones at Cool Progeny.
I simply downloaded and printed them on a sheet of Silhouette Adhesive Kraft Paper (LOVE this stuff!). Then I just traced the little wooden 3″x3″ squares and cut down the printables to the same size as the wood. You just peel off the back of the kraft paper and stick it right on! I hot glued craft sticks to the back, wrote a little note on the back to each teacher, and popped them in the planters. Easy peasy.
I might have also snagged one for myself. Plus a flowered cactus. 🙂
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