My Little C has graduated playschool this week and she’ll be headed off to kindergarten in the fall! She is thrilled and I am thrilled/scared. She seems totally ready and excited to go to school this year. I can’t believe how grown up she is! As a gift for her wonderful playschool teacher this year, we made this simple succulent mason jar present using leftover Hens & Chicks from my sister’s wedding favours. These plants are so cute and low maintenance, so I think they make a perfect gift for a teacher!

DIY Succulent Mason Jar Teacher Gift with Free Printables

If you follow the DIY blogger scene, you’ll notice that I packed as many DIY blogger trends as humanly possible into this one project. This thing has it all – a trendy blue mason jar, baker’s twine, a printable label and tag, a gold chevron paper straw… the works! I feel like it’s a poster child project for all things trendy over the past year. (But secretly I love it all and I had all of it on hand, so… why not use ALL THE THINGS?!)

DIY Succulent Mason Jar Teacher Gift with Free Printables

Here’s how we made this cute & simple teacher gift:

We filled a mason jar half full with rocks (for drainage), and then filled the rest of it with potting soil.

Then, we planted a Hen & Chick (Sempervivum) so that its bottom was flush with the mason jar top.

Next, I made a label and tag graphic, printed them out out cardstock and cut them out. You can download yours (in PDF format) for free by clicking the graphic below:

Teacher-Gift---Mason-Jar-Wrap-and-Tags

After that, we wrapped the flags around a paper straw and glued them in place, and wrapped the label around the mason jar and glued it.

DIY Succulent Mason Jar Teacher Gift with Free Printables

We finished off this simple DIY teacher gift by tying a piece of baker’s twine around the mouth of the jar and tying a chalkboard label (found at Michaels) to that with Little C’s teacher’s name on it.

DIY Succulent Mason Jar Teacher Gift with Free Printables

Our gift was ready to give! Little C drew a sweet card to go with our little gift.

DIY Succulent Mason Jar Teacher Gift with Free Printables

Now bring on summer! Happy end-of-the-school-year, mamas!