I am exhausted. The teachers at my school all feel the same way. We pass each other in the hallway with a slight nod and a reference to the remaining time until our summer release. I am not sure why this year I feel more tired than usual, but since it seems to be a common theme, I put together small “restful” gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week. I found directions at MarthaStewart.com for sachets filled with lavender. Apparently, if you place lavender under your pillow while you sleep, it will bring sweet dreams. Sign me up!
The parents’ group at our school organizes daily events for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, but I usually like to send an extra thank you to all of the teachers who work with my two children. Since I work at the school my children attend, I know teachers put in additional time with my kids who arrive early and leave late every day. The lavender sachets are meant to be a fancy version of a card. Just a small sirsee to say that we appreciate our teachers.
- 5″ fabric squares with pinked edges (Hobby Lobby sells 24 packs of assorted fabrics)
- lavender buds (Whole Foods sells small quantities in the spice section, I ordered in bulk from www.thesage.com)
- funnel (to fill sachet pouches)
- sewing machine
- Sachet Gift Tag
- Sew two fabric squares together with a 1/2″ seam allowance, right sides out. Leave a 1 1/2″ opening.
- Poke the funnel into the opening and fill with lavender. I filled with about 1/4 c. of lavender.
- Sew opening closed.
- Print and cut the Sachet Gift Tag labels on white cardstock, add a signature and short note to the tag, and tie to the sachet with coordinating ribbon.
For more Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas, visit my Teacher Gifts link in the side bar.