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Gardening Gift {teacher appreciation}

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Hey Everybody…it’s Kari from Ucreate and I’m thrilled to be a part of Skip to My Lou’s Teacher Appreciation series!

I have to start by telling you how fabulous I think Cindy is! I’ve been following her blog for a few years now (even before I started blogging) and consider her a “blogging pioneer” in the creative industry! She’s just as fabulous in person and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing a budget-friendly teacher idea that your child’s teacher is sure to love!

“Planting the Seeds” Teacher Gift


Tin Buckets (bought set of three at IKEA for $1.99)


2 packages of seeds

garden gloves

paper bag

silk flower

Chalkboard label

Making the teacher gift

1. Grab some twine and tie around the top. Attach flower and leaves with glue gun.

2. The chalkboard label was cut using the Silhouette and chalkboard vinyl. You could also use chalkboard paint or chalkboard contact paper (which must have been invented by a brilliant crafter, right?).

3. Next, cut up a paper bag and print the saying “Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that will grow forever!” onto it in any font you’d like. Yes, you can insert it right into your printer…crinkle and iron to give it that distressed look!

4. Staple seed packets on the back of paper and place everything into the bucket!

Teachers can use this bucket all year long and label it whatever they’d like with the chalk label! Perfect gift for any teacher!

Thanks for having me Cindy!


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