Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Flower Pot

One of the daily themes during our teacher appreciation week is flowers.  My “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” flower pot I made a few years ago is still one of my favorite teacher appreciation gifts.  And one of my most popular posts, which means lots of you out there like it too!

Teacher appreciation gift thanks for helping me grow2

So I asked my friend Carli with Dimpleprints to make me a “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” gift card tag so I could update my flower pot gift and we could give it to my daughter’s teacher on flower day.

Teacher appreciation gift flower pot

I recreated the same flower pot using my previous tutorial, which you can find here.  Then I planted some flowers in the pot.

Thanks for helping me grow flower pot ruler

Teacher appreciation gift flowers

I attached a gift card to the free printable from Dimpleprints and secured it to a bamboo skewer.  I stuck the stick down in the flowers and now we have a thank you gift that shows our teacher just how much we appreciate her!

Teacher appreciation thanks for helping me grow gift card

Thanks for helping me grow free printable

Teachers really do help students grow and I hope you’ll take the time to say thank you to the special teachers in your child’s life.  In case you missed it I also shared ideas and free printables for teacher appreciation gifts here, here, here and here!  Which gift do you think your teacher would appreciate the most?


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Im having trouble printing…do I need to sign up with the program in order to print? Thanks

    • Hi Robin, sorry to hear you are having trouble with the file. I’ve emailed the PDF to you, but if you are still having trouble please feel free to email me at mariah(at)gigglesgalore(dot)net.

  2. I’m having trouble printing too. Would you mind sending me the PDF? This is so perfect!

  3. Rachel campbell says

    Is there any way to get the gift card to say “thank you for helping us grow” instead if me?
    I hope to use this as part of a class gift to my daughters teachers.
    Thank you!

  4. Sadly… I am trying to print these tags that are the pencils “Teachers lead in the Write direction”. It is super late and I need this for tomorrow. Hoping you get this soon & can email me the PDF.


  5. Rachel campbell says

    You are the best…..thanks so much!

  6. What kind/type of paint do you use for the pot?

    • Amy, I’ve done them a few different ways. I’ve used chalkboard spray paint, chalkboard paint and just plain black acrylic craft paint, they all work great and allow you to write on them with chalk.

  7. Can you send me the file? Tomorrow is the last day of school and I have been trying to print these for days and I am having difficulty!
    Thank you in advance.

    • Karen, check your email I’ve sent you the PDF. Let me know if you are still having trouble.

  8. Please send me the PDF too?! I’ve painted and ready to print :/ Thanks 🙂

    • Angela, I’ve sent it to you. Check your email and let me know if you have any trouble with the file I sent. Thanks.

  9. This is super adorable! My girls are only in daycare, so our teacher appreciation week is this week to accommodate last week’s “graduation” to “big school.” 🙂 This is perfect for them to give to their teachers!! Would you mind emailing me the pdf file as well? I’ve been trying to print but haven’t had any success. Thanks so, so much!

  10. Can you please email the PDF to me as we’ll. thanks.

  11. Such a cute idea!
    What type of gift card would be appropriate, movies, dinner, Costco – and money wise, what would be a considerate amount, but sincere. Is it proper etiquette to even give a gift card to teacher? Thanks!!

    • Thanks. Teachers love gift cards, they are practical gifts they can use! If you know your teachers favorite restaurant or store buying a gift card to that location is ideal, if not then you can also get a more generic card to a store like Target or a Visa card. Depending on what other gifts I am giving I like to do a gift card for $15-25.

  12. Could u send me the file please 🙂 thanks!

  13. Would it be possible to get the updated pdf for a class gift, with the wording change to “thank you for helping us grow”? Thank you!

    • Andrea, I sent you an email with an updated version of the tags. Let me know if you need anything else!

  14. Janexy Segui says

    Hello I love your creativity!! Is there any way you can email me the template saying thanks for helping me grow please!!!!! help lol

  15. Love your site and all your ideas, I’m trying to print the thanks for helping me grow sheet and it won’t print in color; wondering if that is the issue others were having as well? Of course, I need to print them today as the kids last day of school is tomorrow; if you could please send me PDF that would be greatly appreciated!


  16. I am doing these lovely pots for our boys teachers ( they are mainly doing the painting at the minute but I see someone asked for ““Teachers lead in the Write direction” could you email me that template too? thanks
    great ideas by the way

  17. Hello! I would LOVE to use your printable for my son’s preschool teachers. is there anyway you can send me this in a PDF??
    thank you!!!

    • Thanks Hilary! You can download the PDF tags directly from the post, click on the link Thanks for Helping Me Grow printable tag and it will take you right to them.

  18. Hi Mariah, thanks for sharing your tag. I love it!

    I also wonder if there is any way to get the gift card to say “thank you for helping us grow” instead if me?
    I’m going to use this as part of a class gift to my son’s teachers.

    Thank you very much!


    • Thanks for stopping by and checking out one of my favorite Teacher Appreciation ideas. I will email you the “Helping us Grow” version for you to use for your class gift.

      • Thanks! it’s great!
        I didn’t get yet. I wonder did you email out?ASAP please, I need to get the job done by today…..

  19. By the way, how did you put ” We love Mrs…” word on pot? did you use a chalk?

  20. Hello, can you please email me the printable a ?
    Thank you!

  21. Mariah, what adorable gifts for teachers, these are great – with the end of term fast approaching I know that any teacher would be delighted to have these.

  22. Alexandrea Wambold says

    Marian can you please send me the ‘us’ version? Thank you!!!

  23. Mariah, I loooooved your ideas!!

    Really loved them I am using your idea and tag for thanking my son´s teacher. I am the room mother and I saw in a previous comment you have the format saying Thanks for helping us grow.

    I would appreciate it so much if you could send it for me.
    And again thank you for your wonderfull idea it is so nice. Thank you thank you thank you.

    • Thanks Marcela, we are thrilled to hear you love our teacher appreciation ideas. I’ve sent you an email with the Thanks For Helping US Grow printables. 🙂

  24. Elizbeth Vaccaro says

    Hi! I saw in previous comments and responses that you may have created a “Thanks for helping US grow” tag. I love this idea for a teacher gift from my daughter’s class. Could you please email me the “us” version? Thank you SO much for the great ideas and the help with our end of the year teacher gift!

  25. Hello!

    Would you be so kind to email me a copy of the “Thank you for helping US grow” version?

    Thank you!

    • Christy, I emailed you a copy. Have fun putting your Thanks for Helping Us Grow flower pot together, we hope your teacher loves it!

  26. Hi, could you email me the printable file please.

  27. Please can you email me the printable file.

    Thank you

  28. Hi there, if you still have the ‘us’ version, can you please email that to me? Would love to use it on teacher gifts from the class. Love the tag!

    Thanks in advance!

  29. What type of paint did you use on the pot to ensure it doesn’t flake off after watering?

    • Hi Vanna, I used the DecoArt outdoor acrylic Patio Paint, and once the paint was dry I sprayed the entire pot with the Americana spray sealer.


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