I saw this idea over at Family Fun a few years ago and have always had the itch to make one myself!
As I mentioned HERE, teachers really love getting gift cards more than anything else (especially more than crayon monograms or mugs). If you don’t believe me, you should check out THIS POST – it’s pretty hilarious. :-)
I emailed all of the mommies in the Happy Buddy’s preschool class and asked if they could send in 2 gift cards of any amount (1 for the teacher and 1 for the teacher’s assistant. They happen to be a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law duo so they share the same name!). I gave them some suggestions of our teachers’ favorite places – restaurants, stores, etc. – in case they wanted to cater the gift cards to their personal tastes.
I also printed these cute flowers (from HERE – found under the May 2013 issue) and sent them home with the students to decorate.
Once the gift cards and flowers were returned, I set to work!
I painted 2 terra cotta pots that I picked up at JoAnn’s in a pretty blue.
After they dried, my super awesome friend who has a Silhouette machine helped me add the teachers’ names and some adorable little polka dots. Good gracious, do any of y’all own a Silhouette machine??? Oh my word, my life has changed!!!
A little ribbon around the top of the pot was just what we needed for a little extra pop!
I stuck a styrofoam ball in the pot, drizzled hot glue on top and then covered it with leftover Easter grass.
For the flowers, I stuck them to lollipop sticks (cut to different lengths) and added the gift cards with tape.
I think that’s it!
It was really easy once I had all the pieces that I needed to put it together.
If you have time, this is a really great gift idea that is SURE to be a winner with your Happy Buddy’s teacher.
Happy Gift Card Bouquet-ing! :-)