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Teacher Gift Idea: 'Thanks for Helping Me Grow' Flower (Free Studio Cut File)

Did you know that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week?  Totally is..and you're not too late to celebrate your child's teacher.   (And hint, hint Mother's Day and the end of the school year are just around the corner, too.) This is a really quick, easy, and inexpensive teacher gift made even easier by the Silhouette.  Plus, I asked my cousin - who's a teacher - what one of the best gifts she ever received from a student was and she told me a potted plant with a sign reading: "Thanks for helping me grow."  So there you have it...this is a total win!

My son has two pre-school teachers (quite honestly they deserve far more than this little plant for teaching a bunch of two year olds - especially one who calls himself 'Batman'- but I digress) so I picked up two of these little watering cans at Dollar Tree.  I also grabbed a tray of pansies at my wholesale club and had them at the ready.

I quickly typed up my design in Silhouette Studio. One one side is the "Thanks for Helping Me Grow" (I have also seen this with the saying "Thanks for helping me bloom") and the teacher's name on the other side.
Fonts are: 

Thanks... :Haettenschweiler
'Grow' & Teacher's Name: Boyz R Gross NF 

You can google both and download for free...or you can download my exact Studio design further down in the post.

These watering cans are pretty small so my design is only about 3" x 3".  I duplicated the design so I could cut both at the same time.

I cut on white indoor vinyl (permanent adhesive would be fine, too) so the text would pop off the bright colored watering cans.  If you haven't worked with vinyl yet or just need a refresher, check out our Vinyl 101 tutorial.

After they cut and I weeded the design, I was able to use my painters tape trick to transfer the vinyl onto the watering cans.  Of course, if you prefer to use transfer tape you can always use that.  On one side I put the saying and on the other the teacher's name.

Then it was just a matter of popping some flower and dirt into the watering cans.  If your watering cans don't have a hole in the bottom (and why would they??) you might consider drilling a water draining hold in the bottom. Just a thought that one of our observant Facebook readers brought up.

Aren't these cute? And they didn't cost me more than a two or three dollars each and that was mostly for the flower!

Please keep in mind these Studio files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY!

UPDATE: I modified this project slightly for my readers on our sister site - Two It Yourself - where I created a set of free printables that can be printed out and stuck into the dirt as a little sign.  They could also be used as print and cuts! You can head over and download here...for details on turning it into a print and cut click here. 

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Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School.  If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!

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  1. I love this! Making these tonight, except using pots instead. Couldn't find watering cans. But when I went to look up the Haettenschweiler font, it didn't look anywhere close to that. Thanks for the free files!!

  2. What is the difference in the two versions?

  3. What is the difference in the two versions?

  4. I looked all over for the Haettenschweiller font too and it looked nothing like yours!!! And I have the other same question--what is the difference between the versions? Thank you!!!


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