With summer break about to begin and the school year coming to an end, we thought you would enjoy this adorable teacher’s gift DIY by blogger Tonya at Love of Family and Home!
Keep reading to see how Tonya transformed our monogrammed Mason Jar Mug into an adorable vase, the perfect end-of-year token for a beloved teacher. AND be sure to visit her blog to see her other DIY projects.
Every year, I always like to put together something special for Parker’s teacher. I have shared several easy DIY Teacher Gift Ideas on the blog before, but this one might be my favorite! What do you think?!
It all started with this adorable “Apple For Teacher Monogram Mason Jar Mug” that I found while shopping at our local Kirkland’s store.
When I saw it, I just KNEW that I had to have it for Parker’s teacher!
The question was, what was I gonna put in it?!
Then it hit me…..why not turn it into a vase & throw some beautiful red tulips inside?!
So I stopped by Walmart, I picked up a $5.00 bouquet of red tulips. Easy peasy!
The plain red bow just wasn’t doing anything for me, so I decided to take it off when I removed the tag. I had plans to replace it with a much cuter bow a little later. (p.s. when you removed the tag, save the little piece of twine that comes with it!)
Once the ribbon & tag were removed, I filled the mug up with water & added the little packet of free plant food that I came with the tulip bouquet. Then I cut the tulips to the desired length & started placing them one by one into the mug.
Once I had the tulips arranged just the way I liked them, I added a cute, red & white, polka dot bow to the top of the vase. Much better than that plain red one, am I right?! You just can’t go wrong with polka dots!
I wanted to replace the little tag that came with the mug with a gift tag of some kind, so I whipped this chalkboard gift tag using PicMonkey and printed it on white cardstock.
Then, I simply cut it out & used the piece of twine that came with the mug & reattached it the the vase.
I just love how this little gift came together and the monogram mug/vase adds such a personal touch! His teacher should be able to use it in her classroom for years to come. It would be a great place to store pencils, pens, markers, etc!
Don’t forget to check out this DIY on Tonya’s blog for more FREE printable chalkboard gift tags at THIS LINK