Class Gift

I am one of the room mothers for my little boys class this year. We are surprising the teacher at the end of the school year with this garden pot that we made.


Actually, I purchased the pot like this.
Using a Cricut, I printed out a saying for one side:
'Teachers plant the seed to a bright future'
On the back side it says:
'THANKS - 4th Grade Class 2012-2013'
By watering down paint and washing it over the vinyl words - it lightened up the wooden areas except for the legs.  I was able to just peel the sticky words off so the sayings look stenciled. I had to use my little tool to get the bleeding paint out of the some of the wood grain - no problem.
The class got to do the most important part.
Each child signed the planter with an oil-based paint pen. The sweet little messages are so fun to read and the colors stand out against the putty color.
The kids filled all four sides with cute, colorful comments - even "Your --- O.K"  :)
(I would like to hear the expression behind that one)
The planter turned out really great. I will seal it with poly and plant some flowers for the teacher to take home and enjoy this summer. I will share the finished presentation with you when it is complete. We still have a few more weeks left of school
(thank goodness - oops! - Shoot! - I mean).
(we told the kids to keep this little project a secret - but here I go -
letting out our great idea)
You could do something like this for Mother's Day, too.

Update in June - Here is the planter with a fern in it.
View other Cricut projects like this HERE.
See a teacher gift from last year HERE.
Sharing with: My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Knick of Time

10 comments :

jennifer said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I am sure she will love it!

Julia Terpstra said...

HOLLY! This is fabulous. What fun for the kids to do and the teacher to receive. It's like a yearbook page! PERFECTION!!! Oh gosh, I'm room mom and haven't planned anything yet. I better get in gear. xoxo jules

Junkchiccottage said...

This is so adorable and so meaningful. I bet their teacher will love this. This is the best Idea I have seen for a teacher gift.
Kris

Christine Vandormolen said...

I bet that was the best gift that teacher ever got!!! totally awesome

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a fantastic and well thought gift...If I were the recipient of that beautiful planter, I would have been so overwhelmed by such an amazing gift of love!!...Has to be one of the best teacher gifts I have seen!! Great job Holly!

chateau chic said...

Holly, This is such a great idea for a teacher's gift!! I bet the kids had fun being a part of this special project. Lucky teacher!
Mary Alice

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Great idea! But of course, you always come up with the most amazing projects. :)

~Shanon

Leslie Harris said...

Holly this looks so great! The teacher will love it, it's something she can use for years. You are the perfect Room Mom, you better watch out the teachers are going to come looking for you haha.
hugs,
Leslie (gwen moss)

Kassie said...

Hello...Love this. I've seent that you have used a Cricut and a Silhouette. I'm in the market to purchase one. I was wondering which one you prefered? Any suggestions would help at this point as I have been looking for awhile and they are starting to look the same.
Thanks in advanced
Kassie!

Katie Mansfield said...

Cute, cute. I am sure she will love it.

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