Personalized Teacher Gifts – Flower Pots
It’s that time of year again: The kids are excited to be finished school and you’re freaking out about what to get their teachers for the dreaded year-end teacher gift. No one needs another mug to add to the collection but a bright, colourful flower is always welcome in a home. Spruce up your personalized teacher gifts this year with these adorable flower pots.
What You’ll Need
- Flower pots – I picked up IKEA Papaja pots (they come in more colours)
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Vinyl in your choice of colours – I opted for Lime, Sunshine and Grape
- Transfer Tape
- Tools-Basic Set
- Standard-Grip Cutting Mat
- Flowers – I chose begonias
Boot up Cricut Design Space. Add 3 different text boxes with the following information:
- Teacher’s Name in Amarillo font (download & install free from dafont.com)
- “Thank you for helping me” in KG Primary Whimsy font (download & install free from dafont.com)
- GROW in Flower font (download & install free from dafont.com)
Adjust all of your sizing and spacing to fit nicely on your flower pots. You will be placing their name on one side and “Thanks for helping me grow” on the other. When using the Amarillo font, you will need to ungroup the letters and move them together to form an attached script. Once they are perfectly in place, Weld them together. Now you can adjust the sizing as a whole.
Feed your vinyl through the Cricut to cut out your designs. Trim around the design once complete to save the remainder of the sheet of vinyl. Cut a piece of transfer tape for each design.
Patience is a Virtue
If your flower pots are angled as mine are, you will need to have some patience. I suggest cutting out each of the words and placing them individually. If you attempt to place them all at once, they will bow as you may have noticed with my teacher names. My advice is to start with the word GROW, placing each letter individually. My pots had a nice line close to the bottom to help me lay each letter perfectly straight.
Next, place the word ‘helping’ centred above GROW, about 2/3 of the way down from the top of the pot to the top of GROW. The picture above will give you a good idea for placement. Once the front is adhered, you can place the teacher’s name on the opposite site. I found this easiest to do by placing the pot in my lap, ensuring the opposite side was centred in my lap.
Once your pots are complete, drop in your flowers! And there you have bright, beautiful personalized teacher gifts. They will appreciate that you didn’t buy them yet another coffee mug.
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.