A Simple (and Special) End of the year Teacher Gift.

 Do you all do end of the year teacher gifts at your school?  At both boys' schools they do a cash collection (which I'm sure is what the teacher's really want) and aside from that I usually try to do a little something, to let them know just how much they meant to us.  This year, I am beyond grateful for the Kindergarten teachers in the LM's class and I wanted to give them something that would be sentimental, but also a little useful.  While at Ikea the other day, I saw these orchids that came in these simple little pots and had an idea!  I remembered that you could write on a ceramic mug with a sharpie, and then bake it to make it last forever, so I followed the same process with these cups (obviously taking the flowers out first) and the end result was so easy and sweet, I figured I'd share!

For these I used a gold sharpie, but certainly you could have the kids write or color them however you would like, and then you bake the base at 350 for 30 minutes.  I figure once the flower dies, they can use the base for pencils or loose items on their desk and hopefully smile knowing how loved they are by our family. 

Now, I just have to make sure to keep these guys alive for the next two weeks!