It’s that time of year – time to give the wonderful teachers in your child’s life something special. As a teacher myself, (well, I’m not teaching now but have in the past and will again someday) I want to give something that they can actually use and enjoy. Really, I didn’t need another apple themed calendar, #1 Teacher Mug or desk plaque. Even though, plants are temporary, they bring a lot of enjoyment. That’s why I’m giving the teachers in our lives, succulents this year. Succulents are so popular right now, and really I see why. They require very little effort to maintain. I water mine once every 2 weeks (that’s what my local nursery suggested) and it seems to work well.
I decided since it was the holidays, I would add a little sparkle to the terra cotta pots. I kept it simple and easy with polka dots, because they’re always happy and playful.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Mini terra cotta pots (I got mine at Michaels for 99 cents each)
Glitter (I used Martha’s in Florentine Gold, Smoky Quartz, and Yellow Barite)
White craft glue
A sponge stencil brush
A small succulent
Simply apply the glue in polka dots using the stencil brush. Then sprinkle glitter on the glue dots (do this over a paper plate or container so you can collect and reuse the extra glitter). Tap the pot a couple times to remove any excess glitter. Let the glue dry completely. Then transplant the succulent into your glittered polka dot pot.
I’m a fan of flowers for teachers as well. Remember my Back to School Bouquets that I gave to the teachers at of beginning of the year? What are you giving to teachers this year? I’d love to hear you great ideas.