This means it's time to start scrambling for the end of year teacher gifts. I am doing a couple different ideas this year. Like usual, I get most of my ideas from Pinterest.
However, the Preschool teacher gift, I came up with, by myself. It's a mixture of many ideas on Pinterest. I really wanted to give Sweet Basil as a gift. I had no idea how hard it would be to find!
When I got this idea, I was so excited. I wanted to have a cute little chalkboard sign and a Caprese Salad recipe attached. As it turned out, I had to go to four stores to find sweet basil. FOUR stores!
I ended up settling for a 4" pot of basil. That is all I could find. It was a nice size for basil and I thought I would split it, since I needed two for two preschool teachers.
I found the white square pots at Walmart and had the other items from planting flowers on Mother's Day.
After carefully splitting and planting the sweet basil, I ran to Hobby Lobby to find some chalkboard paint and wood stars. Then I printed out the Caprese Salad recipe.
The chalkboard paint takes 24 hours to cure. So I painted the stars from Hobby Lobby, let them cure overnight, and put the finishing touches on in the morning.
I think it turned out pretty cute. I hope the teachers really do appreciate their gifts!
- Walmart pots $6.49/ea = $12.98
- Sweet Basil 4" pot = $4.99
- Stars $1.47/ea = $2.94
- Chalkboard paint $4.99 (minus 40% off coupon) = $3
What ideas do you have for teacher gifts?