Hi Everyone!  I’m Mandy and I blog over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – it’s fun over there, and full of simple, recreateable crafts, so be sure to come check it out!  I’m super excited to be a part of the Teacher Appreciation Series over here at Skip to My Lou – love it here!
mini cactus display board
When I think Teacher Appreciation Gifts, I automatically think of a plant for the classroom.  To make it a little more fun than a boring houseplant, I picked up these awesome mini cacti.  And I put together a quick planter board to display them.  I have a tutorial on how you can simply (and for just a few dollars) make your own.
mini planter cactus display board
The first step is to paint mini pots with craft paint.  I think is a great project to involve your kiddo – they will be more vested in the project if they have contributed to it’s creation, and the teacher will love to display it knowing the child helped create it.
Next up is building the Mini Planter Display.  You will need a piece of wood, an electrical conduit pipe (just over $1, in the electrical section), brackets for the pipe (they’re right next to the pipes in the store), and screws.  Place your pots on the board to see how long it needs to be.  Cut 2 lengths of pipe the same length as the board.
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Next snap the brackets onto each end of each pipe.  Screw into place directly on top of the board.  That’s it!  See, you can do this – –

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Replant your mini cactus or succulents or plant of choice into the cute painted pots.

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That’s all there is to it!

mini cactus display board


 It makes a great yet simple gift to give to a teacher to show your appreciation for all that they do:
mini cactus teacher gift idea

If you are looking for Teacher Appreciation Gift ideas, here are a few more on my blog:

About the Author:   Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY – she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

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Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

Stop by Sugar Bee Crafts for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving $1,000 from Michaels! You won’t want to miss this!


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