It is “Teacher Appreciation Week” where we are and my kiddos are so excited to put together some themed baskets for their amazing teachers. I come from a long line of teachers, counselors and principals, so when this week rolls around I like to do my best to put some personal touches into creating a sweet gift for our hard working teachers.
Our PTA has put together a week of themes that we can follow when putting together our gifts. Today’s theme was anything “Garden” related. We can bring something from our home garden (As of right now ours is pretty bare. Check out my Earth Day post to see the start of our veggie garden.) , purchase fruit/veggies, flowers or bring a gardening theme related item.
Over the years we have always brought flowers, but I wanted to try something different this year. Spring is finally here in the South, the heat is kicking in and for the last couple of days the rain has not reared its droopy head. With this I thought about putting together a gardening bucket. Of course, I had this brainstorm while I was shopping at….Target. (Now, I do shop other places, but I just can’t help that this place always draws me in. Hello, my name is Tiffani & I am addicted to Target…’nuf said.)
Here’s what I found…
I really liked the bright color of this small plastic planter & it was under $2, which was perfect because I needed to purchase 4. I also found purple tissue paper to fill the planter when I put the gardening goodies inside. I also added a Mike & Ike big lollipop for a special treat.
Gardening gloves are, of course, a “must” when working in soil. I found these gloves in the Target Dollar Spot bins for a $1 each. Then headed to the gardening section and found a variety of seeds (Oregano, Basil & Cucumber) to place in the planter.
Time to make this planter shine a bit. I brought out my Spring stickers & striped washi I purchased a while ago on another Target Haul. I also used some double-sided tape just to adhere the stickers to the planter a bit better. The Owl clip came from a stash of Owls I used a while ago for a birthday party. I have been meaning to find a reason to use them & pass on the owl love. I ended up gently wrapping the washi tape around the top edge of the planter then stuck a “Grow A Garden” sticker smack in the middle.
Another Teacher Appreciation theme this week is “Spa Day”. Here is a quick peek of some things the kiddos and I picked out to go in Spa Baskets for our lovely teachers. We stuck with a manicure/lotion theme and found a lot of our items at Target, Ulta & Five-Below.
What have you done this year to celebrate your child’s teacher? Please share I need some ideas for next year! 🙂