Last-minute teacher gift inspired by Pinterest

The inspiration.

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.

Our finished gift doesn't look exactly like the one we saw on Pinterest, but I think it turned out OK.

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.

Kara Eberle

Mother of two. Wife to Mark. From Adams County. Graduated from Penn State. Often find myself humming the theme song to "The A-Team" and have no idea why. Send your news tips to or @karaeberle on Twitter.

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  1. June 12, 2013

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