The end of the year is near and its time to start thinking about a teacher appreciation gift for the one who has helped your little one learn for this last school year. Apples are out and chalkboard anything has probably been done a million times. How about something that can be reused several ways beyond the homemade gift?
This water can is cute and is a great simple project for kids to show their appreciation for a teacher. Then it can be reused as the container for a real or silk flower arrangement, or as a watering can. Include an inexpensive packet of seeds to plant and its even more useful – Forget Me Not’s are so appropriate for this gift.
Watering Can Flower Arrangement Teacher Gift
- Watering Can
- Wooden skewers
- Scrapbook paper
- Pompoms or buttons
- Floral foam
- Packet of seeds
- Moss or shredded paper
- Green marker or paint
- Printable: Teach me to Grow
Begin by determining how many stems you will need, I broke most of mine in half to create varying heights, then color the skewers green to make them look like flower stems, you can use markers or paint them.
Press floral foam into watering can so that its tight.
Cut flower shapes from scrapbook paper.
For frilly flowers: Cut a rectangle of paper the height you want, cut stips almost all the way through paper, tape one end of paper to skewer, wrap it around, secure the other end with tape and fab the strips out.
For large petaled flower: Cut heart shapes out of solid and patterned paper (2 of each for each flower)
Alternate colors and tape to stem. Add pompoms or buttons to middle to cover tape and create a flower center.
Tape flowers to stems, insert sharp ends into foam.
Tape a seed packet to a stem.
Print this printable onto card stock, cut it out and tape to another stem. Just right click on the image and “save as” to save and print!
You can have your child sign their name at the bottom in their best handwriting first to personalize it a bit more.
Cover foam in moss or shredded paper to finish it off.
Now just add any finishing touches and rearrange your stems until it’s jut the way you’d like it to be and it’s ready to gift! So cute, completely personalized, and a gift from the heart. Best of all, it’ll be less than $5 from start to finish! We gathered all of our supplies at the dollar store.