Teacher Thank You Gift

Last week, Lily started a new daycare. We had not planned on moving her but we needed a spot for Parker so we started looking around. We found a 5 star facility that would accept both children so we jumped on it. Before leaving we had a mini party at the daycare to celebrate her time there.

I wanted to give her teachers a classroom gift so I thought it was a great time to try something I spotted on Pinterest (no surprise).


It’s such a cute and simple gift that I thought I’d share a quick tutorial on how to make this ruler chalkboard pot.

You need chalkboard paint, yellow paint, a terracotta pot, paint brushes, measuring tape, painter’s tape, a paint marker and chalk (chalk marker would probably work best).

1). First you paint the “body” of the pot with the chalkboard paint. 2). Then paint the rim with the yellow paint. 3). Once the paint is dry, tape the measuring tape to the rim of the pot using painter’s tape and using the paint marker, mark the lines on the pot. 4). Lastly, write in the inch measurements.

Then fill the pot with a potted plant. I started with white daisies but it seemed a little blah. I would have prefered red flowers but I couldn’t find any at the last minute so these purple petunias had to suffice.

I added a thank you card (with an enclosed gift card to Target) using an upright clothespin and included a small picture of Lily in a small frame (not pictured). Lastly, I wrote “Thank you for helping me grow” with chalk. I used regular chalk because that is what I had on hand, but be careful when handling the pot because it will wipe right off. A chalk marker is probably best because it doesn’t wipe off as easily.

To wrap it up, here are a few photos of Lily’s best buds on her last day. We miss you guys!!

and of course my favorite little girl!!!

She has adjusted well! She still cries during our morning drop off but the teachers say she has transitioned well and that she is thriving in her new enviroment. However, when I asked her if she wanted mommy or daddy to take her to daycare her response was, “No, I want to stay home.”  She is our smart and sassy sweetheart. Now, if we could only get her to start sleeping through the night again!! Our 2 month old is doing a better job at that right now.

Speaking of, here is a snapshot of his cute little feet. He wouldn’t stay still so it’s a tad blurry.

Happy Friday!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I plan to relish every bit of my last days before returning to work on Monday.

Linking to: Tatertots and Jello, The Frugal Girls


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