In this life, God gives us many teachers. He gives us parents, the first ones to teach us about life and set us on our way. There are friends, siblings, cousins, children. And, then, there are our educators. The ones who shape us. The ones who, although not in any way blood related or destined to be friends with, cares and shares with us what they know in order to move us forward.
This week, we celebrate teachers everywhere for Teacher Appreciation Week. Year after year, I think of all the teachers and professors that helped make me who I am. I have lost many. To cancer. To Alzheimer's. To life because it absolutely always ends in death. Let us celebrate their lives, for what they were, what they are and what they will be.
For all those who can still remind those "teachers" around us that we care, love and appreciate them, I have come up with this sweet little DIY tutorial. Who doesn't love a Teacher's Pet Cactus (in a jar)? It is the cutest, the tiniest and least needy of all the cacti family.
Teacher's Pet Cactus (in a jar)
Who wouldn't love to receive a Teacher's Pet Cactus (in a jar)? It would be a heartfelt gift that is certainly to be remembered.
Prep time: 5 mins
Work time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Hot glue gun
Plug in your hot glue gun.
Clean your glass jars for proper adhesion.
Pump some hot glue into the bottom of a jar. Press some moss into the glue. Add stones and one cactus. Fill with more moss and/or stones around the edges. Repeat until all your jars are complete.
Cut pieces of assorted colored baker's twine that wrap around each jar. Tie a bow or a knot for an added touch.