*This post is a sponsored post with Miracle Gro. I was given Miracle Gro products to use, however all opinions, statements and ideas are my own.
With summer right around the corner, teachers and students are wrapping up the school year. I am always looking for a fun and unique way to show my children’s teachers how much we appreciate all that they do for our kids all year long. I like to give them something they will actually enjoy using in their classrooms and/or their homes. A good teacher can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
This season, Miracle Gro wants to inspire everyone to get out and Gro something. There is a way to incorporate “Gro-ing” into a myriad of different DIY projects—and you don’t have to be an avid gardener or live out in the country to accomplish it! All you need is a little creativity and inspiration—and you can create a beautiful, living piece of art for just about any occasion/recipe/area of your home!
So, with that in mind, I wanted to make a simple but lovely succulent table top garden that my children’s teachers could enjoy and continue to grow after my children move on. If you want to make one, it is really so simple and you just need a few things.
- Pot or Container (I used a small pail)
- Old Dictionary Pages (to cover the pail)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Miracle Gro Moisture Mix Potting Soil
- Miracle Gro Cactus and Succulent Plant Food
Take some old dictionary (or other paper) and cover the pot with them. Use a couple of layers of Mod Podge on the front and back of them and attach them to the container. I specifically used the “teacher” and “grow” dictionary pages along with a couple of other words that remind me of a great teacher.
Fill your container with Miracle Gro Moisture Mix Potting Soil and leave about 4 inches at the top. Plant your succulents and then add more potting soil and fill in the soil to the top of the container. Gently pack the plants into the potting soil.
*For best results drill a couple of small holes in the bottom of the container and place some gravel in the bottom to ensure proper drainage.
If you are giving this as a gift to a teacher you can print out this fun little label “Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that will grow forever!”
To print the label simply click on the image.
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Simply print out the label and cut it out. Then paste it onto a piece of dictionary paper and then glue that onto a rectangle piece of black paper.
For an extra touch, I added a little metal stake in the pot with the word “grow” on it. It is simply an old spoon with some vinyl letter stickers on it. Just stick it in the soil. This is a pretty simple way to grow something beautiful as a gift or for your own home.