Today my girls had their first day of school! The summer flew by this year. It seems like they just got out but they were all 3 super excited to go back! Which makes it much easier on Momma. I’ve been thinking about doing a school supply bouquet for a teacher gift for a while but just never sat down and tried it. Until now. Because what better gift to give the teachers on the first day than new school supplies? It was also so much easier than I thought it was going to be. Which is always a plus. I see many more of these bouquet gifts in the future!
Floral Foam (Bought at Dollar Tree)
Ribbon (21.5″ is what I needed along with making a bow)
Glue Gun & Glue
Vinyl or Letter Stickers
School Supplies (And chocolate. I promise your teacher will thank you!!)
Start by cutting your foam to fit in the bottom of your bucket. Then using the glue gun, glue this in the bottom. Use plenty of glue. This is going to hold all of your supplies and needs to be very sturdy or it will come out.
While your glue is setting on your foam and before you start adding in your supplies, add your ribbon, bow and any decorations you want on your bucket.
Now it’s time to personalize. I used my cricut and vinyl but if you don’t have that available, Hobby Lobby and Michaels have really cute stickers that could be used instead.
Now take your popsicle sticks. I found these colored ones at the dollar tree. Using your scissors, cut the bottom so there is a point.
Now for the fun part! Adding all the school supplies. Just push them in far enough they won’t go anywhere.
The girl’s teachers loved them! And they were super proud to give them a gift on the first day of school too. This gift only cost me around $5 thanks to the amazing deals we have here for back to school sales! Would love to see your finished project if you make one!
I can not believe I will soon have 1st graders & a 5th grader! Time flies by so fast. This year I wanted to give the teachers and bus driver something they could use over the summer. What is more perfect than a Redbox gift card? Since they even have one in the little town where we live I know they all would have a good chance to use it. So here’s our idea of a movie & snacks in a basket!
I bought everything at the Dollar Tree! Place all of your candy into a basket. My girls always love a chance to craft so they were super excited to contribute by making cards for each teacher and bus driver. Print off your card onto cardstock.
Let your kids sign the bottom of the redbox card if they didn’t make one. Then take a hole punch or scissors and make a hole so you can thread your ribbon through. Tie to the handle of the bucket. You could also wrap the basket in cellophane if your kiddos are delivering the baskets. That way nothing falls out!
I’m sure your teacher and bus driver will love this as much as I hope ours do!