Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

We've been so lucky to have Miss Courtney and Ms. Cheryl play such an important roll in Adrian's education these last 2 years. He just loves school and loves his teachers, and so do we!

I had no idea what to do for an end of year teacher appreciation gift. I wanted to do something thoughtful that Adrian could help a little with. I went on-line and came across this fun idea, of course I got it from another blog which is here I Am Mama Hear Me Roar. I love this blog, she's got some amazing ideas and crafts. She's very inspirational :)

Mod Podge is my new best friend. I had never heard of this amazing stuff before. It has so many uses! I found out the hard way that I had to give the paper 2 thin coats of Mod, back and front (not brushing too hard or it will run the ink) and let it dry really good. If not it will crinkle really bad when you Mod Podge it onto the pot.

I painted some decor on the pot then I cut out the dried picture, put a little stick glue on the back and then Mod Podged it onto the pot. Then I let Adrian get crazy coating the entire pot with one good thick coating. I thought the decor on the back might be nice, that way when they are sick of seeing the "thank you" side of it, they can turn it around and whaaalllaa :) and they'd even make for a nice decoration in the class room next year.

Dry dessert plants worked great. You can ignore them for a month and they'll survive since they love drought-like conditions. Such a perfect plant for myself. Unfortunately, I DON'T have a green thumb. yet.

Adrian was so excited to take his gifts in this morning! Such a proud little man :)


Dwija {House Unseen} said...

This is such a great idea! I still haven't come up with End of year gifts for my girls...yikes.

Anonymous said...

This is a neat project. Thanks for sharing.