When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

May 20, 2009

Teacher gifts...

So, I have decided I heart chalkboard paint! I cannot wait to do more projects with it. Nikki's last day of preschool for the year is tomorrow. I made these little flower pots to tell her teachers thank you for a wonderful year.
I sealed the post with a terra cotta sealant before painting, so I hope that helps them last longer. I also left the pots in the little plastic planters that I bought them in so that should help too.
The plant stakes are made using misc. scrapbook paper and embellishments that I have as well as a bamboo skewer from my kitchen.
Easy and I am really happy with the way they turned out. This is good, because I have two more to make for Katie's teachers.


  1. I heart chalkboard paint too and those are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Very cute cute cute, what lucky teacher, and the pink one???? LOVE IT!!! Great job!!!
    ♥ Teresa

  2. Hey :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE these little gifts - they are totally adorable!!! Have a great day :)

  3. This is the cutest!!! I've done the plant in the beach pail w/ a note written on the shovel - but the chalkboard idea really takes the cake!!! Thanks for sharing - I'll have to remember this one next year!!!

    Here's a cute idea that made my daughter's 1st grade teacher CRY!!! http://everythingispink.blogspot.com/2007/05/teacher-gifts-but-with-end-of-year.html

  4. Oh I am totally going to make these!! They would be cute for so many people too! Thanks for linking up!!

  5. These are sooooo cute. And they look so finished. I like that. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Very cute! I just added chalkboard paint to a flower pot I have too! It's nice for labelling! :)

  7. OMGosh! Those are SO dang cute! I may even be able to do a project like that. Super unique and thoughtful. I bet the teachers loved them!

  8. Found your blog through Fireflies and Jellybeans.
    these are super cute! I am definitely adding to my "must do crafts" list and keeping in mind for teacher appreciation week. Great idea!

  9. Wow, what a cool idea! You did a beautiful job. Found your post via Tip Junkie. :)

  10. LOVE this idea. And the sweet saying on the stakes are just PRICELESS!!!

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  11. OMG! Lanie that is too cute. Can you share this at Trendy Treehouse next week. This will be a perfect gift for the end of the school year. Great post!

  12. I really like this and it would be a great gift for my daughter. She loves plants and LOVES when she sees chalboard paint applied to things.
    Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse to say Hi!
    I am a follower so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!

  13. That has to be one of the BEST teacher gifts I've ever seen!! I can't wait to try this! Thank you!

  14. What a novel idea.. I'm making one for a neighbor.. love the pink with the black...linking up.... Sandy

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! Going to have my daughter help me make this for her teacher!! This is such a cute idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!