Hi everyone! I am excited to be back here on Cindy’s darling site! I’m Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I am here to show you the easiest teacher appreciation idea you will ever see!

The card attached says:

“Mrs. Rogers, Because of you I’m a SMARTIE, not a DUM DUM! Love, Ethan”

Bucket ($1): I took off the shovel so the handle lays flat against the bucket.

Plastic Grass ($1.50): I used 3 packages so that the grass was packed nice and tight and the pencils and candy could stick up more easily without falling over

Dum Dum Suckers ($2.50): I only used 5-7

Smartie Candies ($2.50): I only used 5-7

Pencils ($1): I used 5

*I got all the supplies listed above @ WalMart

Other supplies not pictured that I had on hand: silk flowers, hot glue, marker, ribbon & white cardstock

1. Using your hot glue, attach the silk flowers to each pencil.

2. Fill the bucket with the plastic grass.

3. Stick candy and flower pencils into the bucket, making sure you have a variety of colors and that each item is snug and wont fall over easily. You can skip the pencils and give more candy, I just liked the dimension of the flower and the height the pencils gave.

4. Tie a ribbon around the bucket.

5. Write and attach a card.

…and you’re DONE!!!

What a fun and easy way to say “Thanks” to a teacher!

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  2. I like the idea of enclosing a giftcard as most teachers aren’t going to eat the Smarties or suckers.

  3. cute cute idea – i think i will fill bottom of bucket with chocolate or hide giftcard then the grass!!!!

  4. Thisis so cute! I would have love to have gotten this when I was a teacher!

  5. Hi Cindy Lou,

    Your blog was featured @singingwithbirds.com with this fun gift by Stephanie. Come check it out and grab a button if you’d like. I love your blog and parties!


  6. I love this idea, Steph! It’s so cute and simple- just the way I like ’em. 🙂

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