Grass is greener – Teacher Appreciation Week 2011

I got this idea from Eighteen 25‘s website. I loved the entire thing. So I wanted to do this for our children’s teachers and special staff for teacher appreciation week.

I used mugs that came in new dishes set that I didn’t want. I am not a fan of mugs. I have my own special ones but I wanted the dishes. Instead of tossing them I saved them for gifts. Glad I did πŸ™‚

You will need to grow wheat grass in the mugs.Β  I posted during Easter how to do this – CLICK HERE

I used scissors to give them a nice hair cut and trimming. It will last for a day or 2 then it will start to grow all crazy again.

On my Silhouette machine I cut out the teachers 1st names and polk-a-dots for their mugs to personalize them.

I used bamboo skewers for the sticks because I needed something long.

I 1st punched out the white scallop using a 3 1/2 inch punch found here — Uchida LV-XGCP65 Clever Lever Extra-Giga Craft Punch, Scalloped Circle

I then used my 3 inch punch for the blue and white polk-a-dot tag- Uchida Clever Lever Giga Craft Punch, Scalloped Circle


I taped the skewer onto the white scallop 1st.

I love glue dots!! Glue Dots Glue Dots 1/2-Inch Craft Dots, 150-Clear Dots/Roll

So I added them to the back of the polk-a-dot tag and then sandwiched the skewer between the 2 punched out tags. So it kind of hides the top of the skewer and makes them look a bit neater.

I made a few extra tags for specific teachers that work with my daughter….

Here is the tag I used for my daughters Speech teacher

My daughters interpreter’s tag.

I added on all the polk-a-dots on the mugs. I love polk-a-dots. They are SOOO FUN!

The teachers loved them!! We gave them these on Monday πŸ™‚ At 1st they gave me a strange look not too sure what it was as they helped her out of the car. Then I could see they realized what it was. Yes– yes– I gave you a mug of grass.

I am going to share my version of the tag I used with you. If you need one of the personalized ones (SLP or INTERPRETER) let me know. I would love to share those with you. Just email me



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4 Responses to Grass is greener – Teacher Appreciation Week 2011
  1. Carla G.
    May 3, 2011 | 11:36 am

    I love these… did a great job with the personalization!

  2. Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
    May 9, 2011 | 9:53 pm

    Love these!! What a fabulous idea!!

  3. Tania
    June 13, 2011 | 8:52 pm

    Love it… I made one gift for each day of the teacher’s appreciation week for my son’s daycare.. and teachers were totally floored by this one. I used rye berry seeds instead of wheat grass, but followed the instructions exactly given above and had amazing results. Along with the mug, I also added come more seeds and a list of instructions for teachers to grow on their own.

    Here’s the link to pictures and the post:

  4. Kellie
    April 28, 2012 | 8:35 pm

    Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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