Friday, June 7, 2013

DIY Teacher Gifts : Succulent Terrarium

I bought these really cool glass pears a few years ago at Tuesday Morning for about $4. I had every intent on using them for air plants but I never did.

Perfect time to make it an end of the year teacher gift!

This is how it sat for years on my bookends.

I used a teaspoon measuring spoon to fill in the soil around the succulents that I placed inside. It was nice and small to get all around the roots.
I placed some rocks all around to cover up some of the soil. If you get dirt up the sides, at the end just fill your teaspoon up with water and pour it down the side to wash it down.

I found the little wooden apples at Michael's and painted them with chalkboard paint to use as gift tags. 29 cents each! Can't beat that!

I made a little flag and hand wrote "thanks for helping me grow" but I didn't like it, so I made a new flag that I printed out and glued onto to scrapbook paper.

A new little flag.
I still had three more teachers to gift.
The blue salvia at Home Depot were to beautiful to pass up, but to buy three pots this size was going to be $15-$20 each!
Looking at the size of these plants, I had an idea....Dollar Tree!
$1 each!
I have seen these wire baskets for a while black and white but they only had yellow. I really wanted white ones!

It's all good though because I think they turned out adorable!
I wrapped the black pots in Christmas paper turned inside out and banned it with a rubber band. Made little banners that read "thanks" and tied them to the baskets.
Linking To:
Liz Marie BlogIt's OverflowingToo Much Time On My Hands

1 comment:

  1. You are so thoughtful! I love the glass pear container. I'm sure the teachers really appreciated their gifts.


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