Class Gift

I am one of the room mothers for my little boys class this year. We are surprising the teacher at the end of the school year with this garden pot that we made.

Actually, I purchased the pot like this.
Using a Cricut, I printed out a saying for one side:
‘Teachers plant the seed to a bright future’
On the back side it says:
‘THANKS – 4th Grade Class 2012-2013’
By watering down paint and washing it over the vinyl words – it lightened up the wooden areas except for the legs.  I was able to just peel the sticky words off so the sayings look stenciled. I had to use my little tool to get the bleeding paint out of the some of the wood grain – no problem.
The class got to do the most important part.
Each child signed the planter with an oil-based paint pen. The sweet little messages are so fun to read and the colors stand out against the putty color.
The kids filled all four sides with cute, colorful comments – even “Your — O.K”  🙂
(I would like to hear the expression behind that one)
The planter turned out really great. I will seal it with poly and plant some flowers for the teacher to take home and enjoy this summer. I will share the finished presentation with you when it is complete. We still have a few more weeks left of school
(thank goodness – oops! – Shoot! – I mean).
(we told the kids to keep this little project a secret – but here I go –
letting out our great idea)
You could do something like this for Mother’s Day, too.

Update in June – Here is the planter with a fern in it.
View other Cricut projects like this HERE.
See a teacher gift from last year HERE.
Sharing with: My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Knick of Time