One of the biggest landmarks of summer is the end of the school year.

A lot of parents help their children make and or buy gifts to gift to their teachers, in an effort to show their appreciation.  I wholeheartedly support this movement!  We are blessed with some wonderful teachers, and I am all for giving credit and showing appreciation where it is due. Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

We put together some pretty flower arrangements for our Teachers, see below for details.  Also, I have put together a list of other fabulous Teacher Appreciation Gifts, that you and your children can make for your Teachers.We grow a lot of flowers and vegetables from seed here, and I have set aside some of the various flowers for our Teacher Gifts. Doing this requires some planning – and if growing from seed, you would need to start back in late winter or early spring.  However, this is totally possible to do with flowers you can buy from a nursery or garden center. 

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts


  • Decorative Pots (in this case I used mugs that had been chipped previously)
  • Established Plants (we used seedlings that we had started earlier in the season) 
  • Gravel, broken clay, or marbles
  • Potting soil
  • Gloves
  • Small shovel


Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

  1. Fill your decorative pot with a handful of gravel, or broken clay, or marbles (this allows for drainage for your plants).  If you are using a pot that has a slotted bottom, you can skip this step if you want.
  2. Fill the pot about halfway with potting soil.
  3. Carefully transfer your established plants – root ball, soil clumps and all – into the decorative pot and firmly add more soil to secure the plant
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have all of your plants in the decorative pot
  5. Add some water, and keep in a safe, happy sunny place until the end of the school year!
  6. Prepare a nice tag to go along with the gift as an added touch!


More Fabulous Ways to Say Thanks

Check out these other beautiful,  simple and inexpensive,  appreciation gifts to make for Teacher

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

Chocolate and Wine – Mum in the Madhouse

Fortune Cookies – Me Plus 3 Today

Crayon Monogram – A Mom With A Lesson Plan

A Totally Awesome Tote – East Coast Mommy

Salt Dough Candle Holder – Messy Little Monster

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders – Messy Little Monster

Sugar & Spice Teacher Gifts – Kitchen Floor Crafts

Kid Made Bath Bombs – RedTed Art

Summer Relaxation Bucket – Coffee Cups and Crayons

Sharpies – Totally the Bomb

Thoughtful and Beautiful DIY Appreciation Gifts for Teachers

More Summer Fun Ideas

Top 10 Sun Crafts from Craftulate

Top 10 Summer Water Walls from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Sunflower Crafts from Multicraftingmummy

Top 10 FREE Summer Play Ideas for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids from Artsy Momma

Top 10 Summer Play Ideas for Babies and Bigger Kids from Words n Needles

Top 10 Ideas to Play & Learn at the Beach from Still Playing School

Top 10 End of Year Teacher Gifts from Nemcsok Farms

Top 10 Summer Engineering Projects for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

Top 10 Summer Sensory Projects for Kids from Project Sensory

Top 10 Summer Washing Activities for Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands

Top 10 Backyard Games from The Pleasantest Thing

Top 10 Messy Projects Great for Summer Fun from Something 2 Offer


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