Every year my son’s elementary school has a staff and teacher appreciation week. It sneaks up on me and catches me off-guard (every year!) I REALLY appreciate those men and women who give their time and patience to my child and the other kids in the school. So, I want to make sure I give them something a little different than a card (not that a card isn’t a nice gesture though.)
This year, I spotted some glass votive holders at Goodwill (my latest free time hangout location), and knew I could do something special with them.
Then while doing laundry I found myself staring at the succulent plant that I had received from FreeCycle.org. I had been neglecting it for a while and yet it still continued to thrive. Eureka! I had my gift idea!
Decorative plant rocks
Glass votive holders
Start by filling the bottom 1/3 – 1/2 of the votive holder with the decorative rocks.
Spoon soil on top of the rocks.
Set the plant into the soil and fill in any bare spots with soil. Water the plant until the rocks are underwater, but not the soil.
Print out the gift tags (Download my tags for free HERE!) and cut them out.
Punch a hole in the top.
Tie a string of raffia loosely around the plant and attach the tag.
Deliver to school with a big thank you and an “I appreciate you” smile!
So, tell me, if you were a teacher, would you appreciate this? Or is this just another tchotchke collecting dust on your desk?