Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Teacher Gift Idea #3

Our third teacher gift idea is quite simple and easy to make.  You will need the following items to complete this project:

4 inch clay pot

chalkboard paint

Tape off the rim of your clay pot with painter's tape, you will only be spraying the outer bottom portion (you can use the brush on kind of paint as well, but the spray does the job quickly).  Coat the pot with several light coats of the paint until you have reached the desired finish. Take the tape off.  At this point you may choose to write your child's teacher's name in paint pen on the rim, or you can leave it off.  I liked to personalize ours.

We normally fill our pots with the following items:

Teachers favorite candy bar!


Pack of chalk.


We like to add a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or local deli that delivers.  A lot of our teachers stay a day later than the students to finish up grading for the semester, so being able to order lunch in is always a welcome thing.

You can finish up your gift by having your child write a message to his/her teacher on the outside of the pencil holder with chalk.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


Morgan said...

Aw, that is such a cute idea. I have been wanting to do something with chalkboard paint for a while, but I haven't yet.

simply brookes: said...

wonderful series. who couldn't use chalkboard paint...for that unknowing message waiting to be written...who knows where?
keep it up, girlie.

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Love this idea!! Who wouldn't want that gift? :) and I do hear that teachers are always grateful for a lunch. I know they get so many little trinkets, something that they can actually use is perfect!

Jennifer said...

Love your teacher gift series :) I will be filing these away..are you on Pinterest?

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

That is so cute and personable! Love the idea of putting a message on it. Aside from mothers, I think teachers have the hardest job in the world... Bless them!

Meg {henninglove} said...

those are so creative! i love the teacher gifts and it is important to remember this time of the year since they are such a vital part of our society! they do so much!

Jennifer said...

Great idea...thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

I want to teach your children! Too bad they are beyond the 7th grade!