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Buying flowers to make my house look and smell pretty is something I love. But what I don’t love is that most flowers don’t last all that long once you get them home. This year for Valentine’s Day, my 10 year old & 4 year old decided to help me plant some potted bulbs to give to their teachers. Not only did they make a very pretty gift, they are something that will last & the kids were so proud that they got to help make something for their teachers.
The first thing I did was head to our local nursery. You can also find bulbs in grocery stores & flower shops, making it easy for anyone to plant them! My daughter came with me & we found the bulb section easily. We decided on red & pink tulips since we were doing Valentine’s Day gifts. A pack of 4 bulbs was only $2.99! Since my youngest has 5 teachers & aides in his class and my daughter has 2 teachers, we bought 2 packs. We delivered the 8th plant to the wonderful ladies in the school office. We bought some good soil for our plants & then headed to Michael’s to pick up some clay pots. We bought 8 pots and only spent $25 total (for plants, soil & pots!) Now, where can you buy 8 great gifts for that price?
The next morning, I headed outside & sprayed all 8 pots with Rust-oleum’s Primer spray paint & then their Apple Red Glossy spray paint. I love the way they turned out (my daughter said they look exactly like the red Solo cups we have). After letting them dry for about a day, we got to work planting the bulbs. With the kids help, I put the bulb in the pot & then we filled it with the soil we bought. Doing all 8 bulbs in the pots took about 15-20 minutes.
While not all the plants were fully opened yet (some weren’t opened at all), I knew that all the teachers we gave them to would appreciate them. They could even take it out of the pot & plant it in their own garden. One of Ryan’s teachers told us she has a bunch of red tulips in her garden so we made sure she got a pink one to add to her garden. It was so much fun seeing Ryan tell his teachers that he got them a gift AND he helped plant it. I know that it meant a lot to him & I am sure something like that meant a lot to them. And to think…all 8 gifts were done for $25 and a little spray paint!
Who would you give potted bulbs to?