Thank You for Helping Me Grow-Teacher Appreciation.

With it becoming close to the end of the school year it’s time to start thinking about teacher gifts.
Teacher Appreciation Week is a big deal at most schools with door and classroom decorating, special treats for the teachers and little gifts from the students.

We decided to grow grass for the teachers this year.
First soak the wheat in water for about 24 hours.

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest but I followed the link to a dead end so if you know who posted it let me know.
Take clean tuna cans and clip the clothespins around the top of the can.
They would be really cute painted or with ribbon around them too but I decided to leave them natural.

I like how it reminds me of a picket fence.

Place soil in the bottom of the can then add the soaked seeds to the top of the soil.

Cover the seeds with soil and water using a squirt bottle.

In about a week you will have grass growing.
By the time we give these to the teachers they should be a lot fuller.

Then I just made a simple flower out of supplies I already had with a cute “thank you” flag attached to the stem.

Now if I can just remember to keep watering them before we give them to their teachers.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Trash to Treasure at Sassy Sites
Hookin Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Wednesday Wowzers at Oopsey Daisy
Lil Luna Link Party at Lil Luna
Teacher Appreciation Linky Party at Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping Me Simple
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff

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  • Amy April 27, 2012, 5:59 am

    I love this idea Leanne. It would be such a bright, fun addition to any classroom. Somehow live green plants add so much to a space. Too bad I can’t keep anything like that alive AT All. 🙂

  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends April 27, 2012, 7:36 am

    Such a great idea! I have always wanted to grow some wheat grass, but never have gotten around to try it. I love the look of the grass with the wooden clothespins. It all just is so cute!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny April 27, 2012, 9:46 am

    These are so cute, Leanne! The clothespins do look like a picket fence. I love that this is such a simple idea, and I probably have all of the supplies on hand except for the seeds. Great project!

  • HawaiianLibrarian April 27, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Saw a post at Craft Gossip from Angie at

  • Jenny April 28, 2012, 10:34 pm

    This is such a cute gift! I am so glad I found your cute blog and can’t wait to meet you at Breathing Space!
    Modern Modest Beauty

  • Deborah @ Teach Preschool May 1, 2012, 11:18 am

    I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to make a special visit say…how cute! Thanks!

  • Claire May 2, 2012, 6:31 am

    These are so precious! I love how much personality the clothespins bring to the can vase. As a teacher, I would be thrilled to receive such a sweet, thoughtful gift : )

  • Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper May 3, 2012, 9:43 am

    This is great! I hope you’ll link up to my Teacher Appreciation Linky Party!

  • Lisa May 8, 2012, 7:46 pm

    Oh my gosh this is just too darn adorable.

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