Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gift!

I wanted to make a small teacher appreciation gift for Doodles Pre-school teachers. I could go on and on about how thankful Iam for these teachers,but words cannot explain!
I wanted to give them something , but I didnt want to run into town to have to buy stuff, so I just used what I had at home!

Heres what I did:

2 empty cans

I put about 1/2 in. of bark in the bottom to allow drainage for the plants!

I planted the Pansie plants with Miracle Grow potting soil , added the label to the pot so they knew what type of plant it was and how to care for it, then I cut strips of paper that were wide enough to wrap all away around the can. I sprayed the paper with spray adhesive to stick to the can.

 Umm.Can i say Iam not sure if I can ever get used to using this sticky stuff, Plus it would Not stop spraying when I let go of the sprayer, So i had to smack it against the side walk to get it to stop. Are ya all laughing , Cause I sure was!
Here's what the can looked like covered!

The finished product.
I added a small strip of paper around the bottom to add more color, added some cute scrapbooking bug stickers, and then tied a note with Raffia saying " Happy Spring, Thanks for all you do! "
Doodle had fun giving it to her teachers!


  1. Adorable! You are so creative!

  2. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

  3. I was talking to Shaun last night about how next week is Teacher's week, and I was just going to go buy a plant ,but this is so much more personal!!