With the last day of school upon us, I knew I wanted to do something fun and different for the end of the year Teacher Gifts. I wanted something that would stand out, and be a nice reminder all summer long of all the great work teachers do to help their students throughout the school year.
These are my mason jar succulents. I used old mason jars, purchased for $1.00 each at a thrift store, and simply filled them with pretty succulents, and a cute chalkboard that says “Thanks for Helping me Grow”.
The only items I bought were the mason jars, the mini chalkboards ($1.25 for four), and the succulents, which cost $3.98 for a set of three. I bought two. I already had the spray paint on hand from other projects.
Here they are all done. I let them dry for 24 hours before I aged them. To “age” the jars, I used a coarse grit sandpaper. In retrospect, I should have just used an emery board, but oh well. Live and learn 😉
That’s it for today’s post everyone. Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back again next week with a new post for the #30DayFlip challenge I’m taking part in. The topic for the month of June is a DIY knock-off of an item found in an expensive department store (Restoration Hardware….. I’m looking at you….), or from a pic found on Pinterest. My knock-off has to do with a skeleton, and an mini apothecary cabinet….. That’s all I’m going to say….. It’s going to be epic (I hope).
See you next week 🙂
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