Earlier this week, I shared some great Teacher Appreciation Gifts which you can do to show your teachers that you are grateful for all they do for your kids. I loved all of those ideas and thought of this one on my own and wanted to share it with you.
I wanted to do something original. I created this Thank you for planting the Seeds of Knowledge basket. It is the perfect idea for any teacher who loves to get outside and garden (and it is not another gift card or pencil craft – which I know teachers will appreciate)!
I visited my local Target and found these items in the dollar bin. This gift set me back a grand total of $8!! If you can’t find them at Target, check out your local Dollar Store as they often sell gardening items for around $1 – $2 as well.
I purchased a watering can, gloves, small hand rake, trowel and a packet of seeds. They have items in many different colors, so you can make a custom basket to even match your teacher’s personality!
I also picked up 2 rolls of curly ribbon and some tissue paper at Dollar General (the ribbon was $0.50 and the tissue paper was just $1).
The first thing I did was put curly ribbon onto the tools. I opted to place them points down — just for safety. Plus, the colorful handles and ribbon add some whimsy to the basket.
Next, I printed out a sign and used crafting scissors to make the edges decorative. I then affixed it to card stock and added more decorative edges. If you want to use the same sign, just click the image below and it should come up in another window. You can then print it from there – or just click HERE.
Lastly, I placed tissue paper and the items into the watering can – using that as the basket for the goodies. I had my daughter sign her name to the card and put it inside.
In less than 10 minutes, I had completely assembled the gift. It was so easy and very affordable! Make sure you check out your dollar bins and stores for some great items you can put together to make your own unique basket!!
Make sure you check out our FULL LIST of 25 incredibly awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas!