Free Teacher Appreciation Printable

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Painted Succulent Planter with Free Teacher Appreciation Printable

Hi friends, Jess from If Only They Would Nap here! The end of the school year is coming, and if you have little ones in school, chances are you need to get a teacher gift or two. As a former elementary school teacher, I can tell you how wonderful it is to feel so appreciated at the end of a long school year! This easy DIY is something that teachers can enjoy year-round, and if you don’t have a teacher to buy for, make one for yourself!

Hanging Succulent Planter


  • succulent planter (I found these fabulous ceramic hanging planters at Target. Here is a similar one.)
  • paint {or a Sharpie marker!}
  • paintbrush
  • Free Thank You Printable

1. Choose the color and find a paint that is appropriate for the material of your planter.

easy teacher gift

2. Begin to paint your design! I began with polka dots:

diy succulent planter

3. Continue to paint all around the planter until you’ve covered it as much or as little as you want. Experiment with fun designs, like these plus signs:

diy hanging planter

4. Fill with succulents and the appropriate dirt/rocks.
succulent planters

5. Then, if you’re giving these to a teacher, print off these easy thank you cards that say “Thank You for helping me grow” – I love a good punny thank you note!

Download the Free Teacher Appreciation Printable Thank You for Helping me Grow cards now

Each page has four cards, so you can print them out on card stock and have ready made cards for each teacher in your child’s life or print them onto regular paper and glue to the front of a card that your child colors.

teacher gift ideaAnd if you aren’t in need of a teacher gift, just hang them up and enjoy them yourself!

how to make a succulent planterOr maybe do both? Because let’s be honest, you just can’t have too many succulents around!

easy teacher gift idea

So fresh and bright – great for a gift or great for your own home!

thank you for helping me grow printable

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    Thank you so much! I have some flowers for a teacher and the printable will go great with them!!

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