I got home from work around 6:30 tonight and remembered two things: Tomorrow is my daughter’s last day of first grade and I didn’t have a gift for her teacher.
I have no excuse for waiting until the last minute, especially considering I edited this story about teacher gift ideas weeks ago.
I looked at my husband, hoping that maybe he had the answer. Maybe he had a hidden gift I didn’t know about. He smiled and told me to check Pinterest for some quick ideas.
I did a search and found several ideas. The one pictured above seemed to be the easiest and the cutest.
I made a quick trip to A.C. Moore, where I didn’t find the exact items I saw in the photo, so we had to make some substitutions.
My daughter’s teacher likes sunflowers, so we incorporated sunflower stickers and some school-themed stickers.
We found a terra-cotta pot, some eco-friendly excelsior (wooden craft stuffing) and some scented markers.
We made it home by 8:30.
The project took about 10 minutes to pull together, and that included the time it took Mara to decorate the pot.
I added a photo of Mara to fill out the arrangement.
I hope her teacher likes it tomorrow and that it shows how much we appreciated all she did this year.