It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and although the Mess Maker's preschool doesn't really "celebrate" the occasion (which I think is a travesty!), I wanted to do something for the teachers to let them know how appreciated they are!
The idea for this plant stake came from an original design by "Dimple Prints" HERE. I designed a similar sentiment in Word, and then punched it out with a circle punch. I added a green and white circle mat (Cricut: George cartridge), and then a yellow scalloped circle (Cricut: Storybook cartridge) for the flower.
I attached the flower to a wooden skewer. But I wanted to make sure the teachers knew it was from the entire class, so I decided to add each child's name to a leaf (Cricut: Doodlecharms cartridge). The leaves were cut at 3/4", and then I ran them through my printer to print the names on them. I have a tutorial HERE on how to do this if you're interested!
I hot glued the leaves to the skewer and added a narrow green ribbon. Mrs. S gets a green Hydrangea plant because green is her favorite color, and Mrs. T gets a Gardenia plant because that's her favorite flower. :)
To all of the wonderful teachers out there who educate, nuture, entertain, shape and encourage our children...