When I polled my many teacher friends about their best-liked student gifts, I was surprised that several of them suggested small plants as good gifts. Maybe it is my black thumb that puts me off giving plants as gifts, but it would not have been the first thing that came to my mind. But, since it is a simple and pretty present to give, I decorated a small craft stick flower pot to turn a small succulent into a quick and homemade gift for my child’s teacher.
CRAFT STICK FLOWER POT
What You Need to Make a Craft Stick Flower Pot
You will only need very basic craft supplies to make this teacher gift. You can sometimes find small plants at your grocery store, but I recommend stopping in at a local greenhouse or gardening supply store. Those plants tend to be in better shape.
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- Rainbow craft sticks
- Craft glue
- Wood tags
- Ruler or measuring tape
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How to Decorate a Flower Pot with Craft Sticks
First measure the height of the flower pot and then cut the craft sticks to that measurement. I used the leftover bits of craft stick to create a second row around the bottom of the pot.
Use a strong, thick craft glue to hold the craft sticks in place. If you use a thin white glue, you will be cursing this project up and down because the sticks will just slide out of place. You could probably use hot glue, but since I didn’t specifically try that method, I can’t tell you for certain.
If you would like to, you can add some glue to the back of a wooden tag and add it to the front of the planter. I dyed these cute mason jar tags last week.
GIVING A PLANT AS A TEACHER GIFT
Pop the plant back into the pot and it is ready to give! I might go back and add my son’s teacher’s name to the watering can tag on this pot before giving it to her.
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