This easy DIY succulent thank you teacher gift is perfect no matter what age your child and is something that teachers can actually use in the classroom to keep track of THEIR pens! It is easy to turn faux succulents into a cute pen display for the perfect teacher appreciation gift. Oh, and download and print our free printable teacher appreciation thank you card to match!
Easy Homemade Teacher Gift
I’m always looking for the perfect teacher gift that isn’t too expensive but is still useful. That’s why I love this succulent pens teacher appreciation gift.
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Teachers can display the cute faux succulent planter on their desk and the best part is that the succulents are actually pens!
Useful AND cute! Win-win, right?!
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Succulent Pens Teacher Appreciation Gift
- Faux succulent stems
- Ballpoint pens
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Tacky glue
- Floral ribbon/wrap
- Plastic mason jar
- Paint (optional)
- Painter’s Tape (optional)
- River pebbles
Free Printable Succulent Themed Teacher Thank You Card PDF File
Directions to Make Pens for Teacher Appreciation
Start by wrapping a line of painter’s tape around your mason jar about 1/3 of the way down. Paint the bottom of the jar with the desired color to give it a color block look.
To make the succulent pens, hot glue the succulent pick along the side of a ballpoint pen.
Use the hot glue to hold the floral wrap in place at the top and wrap it around the body of your pen, concealing the succulent pick.
Place a dot of tacky glue on the end of the floral wrap and press into place. Allow to dry completely.
Pour the river pebbles into your mason jar once the paint has dried. Stick the succulent pens down inside the rocks so they are sticking out of the top of the jar.
Wrap the top of the jar in twine and attach the printable teacher appreciation cards….
Now you’re ready to give your teacher a one-of-a-kind gift!
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What is your favorite teacher appreciation gift you can make?