Teacher’s Appreciation Week: Corkboard Flowerpot

Teacher’s Appreciation Week starts on May 2nd and I wanted to create something that would be both practical and fun for your kiddos to give as a gift to their favorite educator. I love the idea of these corkboard flowerpots because teachers can use them for a variety of things. For example, perhaps the teacher is a plant killer like myself. No worries, this box would also make for a great organizer for all those classroom craft supplies that teachers tend to collect. The best part is they can pin reminders, pictures, or other favorite notes to the corkboard box and have their very own bulletin center right there on their desk!
DIY gift ideas for teachersYou’ll need:
  • Small plant or flower arrangement
  • Roll of self-adhesive cork paper
  • Small wooden box
  • Flat head push pin
  • 2 pieces of colored or patterned paper scraps
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Pencil
diy corkboard ideas
1. Measure how much cork paper you’ll need by placing the wooden box on the edge of the paper and then wrap all 4 sides until the paper meets. Mark the measurements with a pencil and trim any excess paper.
2. Remove the backing from the self-adhesive cork paper and apply to the box. You’ll want to wrap the paper tightly around the box, however, pull gently since cork paper is easy to tear.
3. Place your flower arrangement or plant inside the box.
DIY scrapbook flowersNow we’re going to make the cute floral push pin!
4.  Trim and round off the corners of the paper you would like to use for the bloom.
5.  Your scrap paper should resemble a circle but don’t worry about making it perfect.
6.  Starting on the edge of the paper take your scissors and start cutting a spiral design working your way into the center of the paper.
DIY paper flowers
7. Take the spiral cut paper and place it pattern down. You’ll want to slightly fold the edges of the paper back. Once again, no need to be perfect.
8. Turn the paper over, take one end of the scrap paper and start rolling. You want to keep it pretty tight as your are rolling and once you reach the end you’ll see that little flap that was sitting in the center of your paper. Use your glue gun and dab some glue on that flap and adhere to the bottom of your rolled flower.
9.  Cut out 2 leaf shaped designs from your 2nd sheet of paper and glue to the back of your flower. Now stick that baby to your flat head push pin with a little bit more glue and you have yourself an adorable push pin!
All that’s left to do is handwrite or print off a little note and pin it to the flowerpot! I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial!
teacher appreciation gift ideas diy

**Since this posted I have had a few people inquire about the wooden box and where I found it at.  I picked the box up at Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Hope that helps!
Here are the parties I'm linking to this week:

DIY Club


Jami said...

Love this idea!! I need to start thinking about what I'm going to do for the teachers and THIS would be perfect! If you can find the time, I'd love for you to stop by and share this at the Tuesday To Do Party.



Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks Jami for stopping by! I would love to share at the Tuesday To Do Party...heading over now:)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

OMG, this is awesome! Great idea for sure.

By the Bluegrass said...

Love this! I just found out that we missed teacher appreciation week...oops! I may just use this idea!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Bluegrass glad it gave you an idea! I'm sure teachers would appreciate a gift any time of the year:)

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

This is very cute! Love the little saying on the card!! I found you through the Delightfully Inspired party! I just linked up something very similar also for Teacher Appreciation!! Stop by & take a look if you like!

Jami said...

I'm so glad you linked your teacher gift to the Tuesday To Do party! Can't wait to see what lovely you post next!

PS...the Pretty Packages party starts tomorrow. This would be a great link!

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

Hey there I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!



Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Jennifer - this is such a super cute idea! So cheerful and fun! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today.
Hope you are enjoying your week
~ Stephanie Lynn

Tauni said...

Love this teacher gift - so cute!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Jennifer! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Michelle @ The Lazy Novice SAHM said...

I'm visiting from the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

So cute, and so easy...I love it! And the pushpin is so cute, I never would have thought of that!

I'd love to hear from you!