Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift

Summer is quickly approaching which means one thing : Teacher Appreciation week is upon us!  If you are scrambling for a last minute idea, I’ve got you covered! Tell your child’s teacher that they are “On Point!”  with this fun cactus printable that turns any cute potted cactus into the perfect, easy and inexpensive ‘thank you’ gift.

Here is what you need: 

  • Potted Cactus (found mine at a home improvement store, check the floral section at the grocery store or a nursery)
  • Skewer, long toothpick or straw
  • Scissors
  • Cactus Printable
  • Tape/Glue

Open and download/save the printable to your computer and print out the cactus printable. Regular computer paper will do but if you have cardstock or heavier paper, it’s even better! Then, cut the cactus out.  

Use a wooden skewer trimmed to size, a long toothpick or a straw snipped shorter and attach the cactus print using some glue or even easier, tape. Place in the pot and you are done. A super easy gift for under $5! 

Hope this helps any last minute moms out there scrambling for a fun teacher gift! 


Tori is originally from Florida, but has traveled across the United States with her husband, Jeremy, for the past 10 years. She recently moved from Los Angeles to San Antonio two years ago and has been enjoying exploring the City. She is a mom of two boys, Brendan (7) and Ryan (4). She graduated from University of Central Florida with her B.A. in Psychology and taught second grade until her oldest was born. She launched her craft blog, Tori Grant Designs, back in 2012. Her creative projects have been featured on websites such as GoodHousekeeping.com, HouseBeautiful.com, and CountryLiving.com. She has been a design contributor for such companies like Silhouette America and Crafts Unleashed. Her blog has opened the door for one of her true passions, graphic design. She currently owns her own design company where she works with fellow bloggers and small businesses creating brand identities. In her spare time she loves photography, watercolor, attempting Pilates and beating all the men in her household in video games.