An Inspirational DIY Gift

Happy Friday, Friends! So glad you stopped by the blog today.

IMG_2751 (1)At the end of each school year I want to shower my team with gifts of appreciation.

This year I created Inspirational Succulent Gifts. These easy-to-make, little gifts are the perfect, summer-y way to tell someone “thank you” or show someone you care.

I purchased small terracotta flower pots from Walmart and used my Duck Egg Annie Sloan chalk paint to paint each pot.

It was a beautiful day in May so I painted outside.

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After each pot dried I used alphabet stamps to stamp an inspirational word on each flower pot that I thought described my teammate, or just an uplifting word that would be nice to see over their summer break.

Here is a picture of the pots before succulents:

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The weekend before I was going to gift the flower pots I planted a small succulent in each one.

Here are some pictures of the finished “garden”:image3 (1) image4 (1)

Any flower could be planted in these cute, little pots, but I chose succulents because they are hardy plants, trendy and need little water. The perfect gift for a teacher in a busy classroom!

image6Want to enjoy succulents in your own home this summer? Plant succulents in a cute coffee cup or teacup and sit them in your windowsill. Fresh and fun!

Happy painting & planting!

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