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These Recycled Animal Planters Make a Lovely End-of-the-Year Teacher's Gift

by Rose Marie Walano 3:00 AM, May 10, 2018

Aired May 10, 2018

The countdown to the end of the school year is on!

And no matter where you live, there's something all you mamas have in common —

The dilemma of what to give you child's teacher as ana end-of-the-year gift.

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Well, if you ask Eva Amurri, founder of Happily Eva After (and Susan Sarandon's daughter!), not something that will break the bank! Rather, something that's both eco-friendly and adorable: a recycled animal planter.

And you make it out of soda bottle!

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As demonstrated by Eva in the video above — in a way even Rach could handle, LOL! — all you need is:

—The empty bottle (a 2-liter bottle should work perfectly)
—Scissors to cut the bottle into the planter shape and animal ears of your choice
—White paint (to make it solid and clean)
—A sharpie to draw faces on (which will be the kids' favorite part — it was certainly Rach's!)

And look how cute it turns out!
 


So sweet, right? Eva says to give it with a plan inside, of course, plus a portable coffee cup and some caffeine — because, after all, teachers could certainly use the boost!