Get Crafty: A Blooming Back-to-School Teacher's Gift
Create a handmade ink pen bouquet for a back-to-school teacher's gift.
It's hard to believe that the start of the school year is upon us. This year, students are bringing in homemade bouquets for their teachers on the first day. The bouquets are a fun way to brighten up a teacher's desk all school year long.
For this easy kid-friendly craft we decorated store-bought ink pens with silk flowers and tucked them into a personalized painted terra-cotta pot. I know that the kids can't wait to present their teachers with these everlasting bouquets.
- terra-cotta pot
- 10 ink pens
- 1 roll floral tape
- chalkboard spray paint
- chalkboard ink pen
- 10 silk flower stems
- dried beans (lentils or kidney beans work well)
Decorate the Flower Pot
Tie a ribbon around the top of the flower pot. Write the teacher's name or a back-to-school message with the chalkboard paint pen on the side of the flower pot. Let it dry. Add your choice of dried beans to the flower pot for "soil" (I used dried lentils; dried kidney beans work well too).
For the step-by-step photo tutorial, click on the gallery below.