Teacher Gift Idea!!!

With 5 kiddos and LOTS of wonderful teachers to thank at the end of the year, I am always trying to think of gifts that all of them would love, and that won’t break my bank!  So… Here is what I came up with!

End of Year Teacher Gift

Teacher Gift Idea

So fun!  I love that this can be reused too… They can always lose the plants and fill it with pens and pencils or other goodies!

We have FREE plans and a FREE printable for this project… Woohoo!

You can download the free plans HERE or by clicking the button below!   We are so happy to team up with Jay of Jay”s Custom Creations.  He puts all of Shanty 2 Chic’s original ideas into printable plans for our readers.  You should check his site out!  He has some great plans himself!  I will also share some tips and tricks below…

Print Free Plans Mason Jar Planter Box

This is a super simple build!  My favorite part?  It only uses one 4 foot board.  You can also do an 8′ furring strip which makes the cost of wood under $1 per box!  They can also be assembled in about 5 minutes.

I started by making all my cuts.  I actually used cedar board for this box, but any 1×4 board will do  I made 3 long cuts and 2 short cuts.

Wood for Planter Box

Next, attach all of your long boards.  I used Elmer’s Wood Glue Maxf or this part, and my Ryobi AirStrike Nailer.

Stainable Wood Glue

How to make a planter box

At this point, your box should look like this!

Building a mason jar planter box

Next, just add a bit of glue and attach the side pieces.

Wood Planter Box DIY

Ryobi AirStrike Nail Gun

Building a box

Box is done!  See… 5 minutes.

DIY Planter Box

I stained mine with Varathane stain in Carrington.

Varathane Carrington Wood Stain

While it was drying, I finished the rest.  I chose to use succulents for this project.  I found mine at Home Depot.  I used a bit of quick  draining potting mix and added some white gravel to the top of each jar.  I love the look!

Now for the tag!  I made these as printables for you guys!  I made a page with 4 tags if you need multiple tags like me!  You can click HERE to open and print that!

I also created a page with only 1 tag on it.  This will save ink for those of you that only need to make 1!  You can click HERE to open and print it!

I just printed mine, cut it out and attached it to some twine with a mini clothespin.  I love the results!

Teacher Gift Idea

End of Year Teacher Gift

I also used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander to distress my wood a bunch… I LOVE the look of the wood like this!

What do you think?  I hope they love them… It really is a very small thank you to them for loving my kids all year, but I am hoping they will love the thought and time behind it!

Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  I would LOVE for you to share and PIN this gift with all your friends!


DIY Teacher Gift Idea