Anders Ruff: End of the Year Teacher Gift!

teacher-gift-end-of-year-favor-tags-free-printable-02-640x352Summer is almost here and soon the kiddos will be out of school! Let their teacher know just how much they are appreciated for all of their hard work and guidance throughout the past school year with an easy and adorable DIY gift from Anders Ruff! Here are FREE PRINTABLE THANK YOU TAGS to add to a potted plant of your choice (used in this example for popular and easy to care for succulents).  There are also easy steps on how to dress up inexpensive terra cotta pots so your gorgeous plant has an equally adorable pot! Let’s dig in!
teacher-gift-end-of-year.hang_.tags-02-640x494Supplies Needed:
FREE PRINTABLE THANK YOU TAGS (printed on paper of your choice)
Terra Cotta Pots
Succulent plants (or plants of your choice)
Spray Paint
Burlap
Twine
Scissors/tape/hole punch
Hot Glue
Needle & Thread
teacher-gift-end-of-year-favor-tags-free-printable-01-604x1024Directions For Painted Pot with Burlap Flower and Twine:
1. Print and cut out your “Thank you for helping me Grow” printable tags
2. Tape to sticks (wooden skewers) or punch a hole and string twine through it to hang from pots
3. Spray paint your terra cotta pots
4. In the meantime, cut four  3″ squares out of burlap
5. Fold each one in half and trim out flower petals (they don’t have to be perfect)
6. Rotate four of them and stack together.
7. Sew them in place
8. Using hot glue, put dabs in between layers and pinch the layers up.  I put dabs of glue in all kinds of places to pinch the flower into the shape I liked.  (you basically are molding it with glue until you get the shape you want).
9. Once pots are dry, transplant succulents (I used rocks along with soil).
10. Hot glue twine along rim of pots and then glue on burlap flower.
11. Add Thank You tag on a wooden stick and place in pot for final touch.
teacher-gift-end-of-year-favor-tags-free-printable-03-478x1024If you want a less elaborate pot (or run out of time) you can always just tie the hang tag along the side of the pot.  You can also use bigger pots and plants – If you have a bigger container, you can print the design on full sheet label paper to create a sticker and adhere to the front of your pot.  Any way you do it, your teacher will know how much they are loved.
teacher-gift-end-of-year-favor-tags-free-printable-04-640x364teacher-gift-end-of-year-favor-tags-free-printable-05-640x721We cannot get over how cute and simple this craft from Anders Ruff is! Any teacher is sure to love the thought and time that went into their special gift!

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