DIY Gold Dipped Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you’re looking for an easy gift for teacher Appreciation Week, these little gold-dipped succulents are fun, easy and come together in 15 of minutes.

15 Minute DIY Gold Dipped Teacher Appreciation Gift by Three Little Monkeys Studio #DIY #teacherappreciation #giftideas

You need a few supplies …


  • small succulents
  • mini terra cotta pots
  • gold paint
  • painters tape (or washi tape in a pinch)
  • paintbrush
  • gift tags, trimmed (free download below)
  • ribbon or twine
  • scissors
  • swizzle sticks (optional)


1. To make these trendy gold-dipped pots, start with a long piece of tape, and press the middle section of tape down first about an inch from the bottom of the pot. As you work your way around the pot pressing the ends down from the middle, the tape will gradually go on at an angle since the pot is wider at the top than the bottom.


2. Once your pot is taped, have your child help you paint the bottom portion of the pot in gold metallic paint that works on clay. I used Anita’s All-Purpose Metallic paint in Gold. The paint dries really fast on clay and will be ready in just a few minutes.


3. Once dry, peel your tape off and pot your succulent. If your succulent’s pot is larger than your terra cot pot, just trim the succulent down until it fits with a pair of scissors. You will not hurt the succulent. Promise.


4. Let your child sign their name on the “Thank you for helping me grow” gift tag and tie it around the pot with a ribbon or tie the tag on to a gold swizzle stick (pictured). The tag even has instructions for caring for the succulent on the bottom.

Download FREE “Thank You for Helping Me Grow” Gift Tags

Click on the link below to download. Print on 8.5×11″ card stock, trim and sign! Caring instructions are on the bottom of the tag for once a month watering.


Teacher “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” Succulent Gift Tags

Hope you enjoy making this easy craft! It is part of the Teacher Appreciation Craft Lightning Series on Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. Check them out for more great ideas by other bloggers!


    • Gretchen says

      Thank you so much, Angie! This is such a great series with so many fun ideas shared by everyone. Thank you for letting me take part!

    • Gretchen says

      Thank you so much, Carolina! I loved your class at SNAP last year (I won the labels!). I look forward to seeing you around SNAP again!

  1. Betti Davis says

    Such a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to make these for end of the year gifts. Thank you for sharing!

    • Gretchen says

      Thank you so much, Betti! I just gave one to my son’s teacher yesterday and she loved it. So nice to give them something special!

  2. Pat says

    Love this idea! Something that will last as a reminder of how much they are appreciated and can be used again and again, now that’s a fabulous gift! Thank you for sharing!

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