While my Stars bloomed in all the right ways, I'll admit that I do love a good double entendre, so "blooming" seemed like the right inspiration for this year's summer send-off gifts for my colleagues. Our students bloomed all right, but ~some~ parts of the job were blooming ?!@*#! awful.
Cue the sunshine-loving plants, simple pots, a quick printable, glittery cardstock and some colorful party straws:
I added three or four flowering plants to each white pot, and then created a quick printable (I love PowerPoint) for the stakes.
I glued the printable onto a punched glitter flower, and then used an x-acto knife to cut slits on either side of one end of each straw, creating a pick:
The cardstock flowers were still a little wobbly, so I secured them by adding some hot glue to the backsides where the flowers were tucked into the slits of the straws. Then I slid each straw pick into a pot.
I hope these pretty little pots bring a happy splash of color to porches and picnic tables this summer!