A gift from the garden is always appreciated. Whether you’re looking for a present for a teacher, friend or a family member you can’t go wrong with a live plant.
DIY Teacher Gift
By Stacy Tornio
- Oversized handle accommodates gloves and allows for two-hand operation
- Lightweight aluminum handle with Softgrip® material for added comfort and control
- Triple-grind saw blade cuts on the pull and push strokes
- 18-inch blade length
- Lifetime warranty
- Power Tooth® Aluminum Big Grip D-Handle Saw (18")
- PowerGear® patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to 3X more power on every cut
- Powers through tough stems and branches that traditional pruners can’t
- Patent-pending design with modified gears and cam mechanism optimizes your cutting power in the middle of the cut where the branch is thickest and you need it most
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Fully hardened steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood, prevents the blade from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blade resist rust
- Rugged DuraFrame® construction provides superior strength and reduced weight
- Contoured, rolling handle fits the shape and natural motion of your hand for comfortable use and reduced hand fatigue
- Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage
- Bypass blade style
- Maximum cutting capacity: 3/4" dia.
- Lifetime warranty
- PowerGear2™ Pruner
- Ideal for digging and transporting soil
- Single-piece FiberComp® design is rustproof, lightweight for easy lifting and won’t loosen, bend or break
- Scoop-shaped head cups materials for easy removal and relocation
- Handle hang hole provides easy storage
- Approximate capacity: 1 cup
- Full lifetime warranty
- Soil Scoop (100S)
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Enhanced to maximize leverage where you need it most, so you can power through stems and light branches up to 3/4" diameter with ease.
Dig, scoop and transport soil with a lightweight, durable tool.
This gift idea is an excellent project for kids to help with, as the project is simple and can be completed in less than an hour.
Before starting the project, it’s important to gather the supplies. Most of the supplies can be found at the local craft store or garden center, but you might want to plan extra time to find the perfect jars. Look for jars that have wide openings at the top, which will make watering and planting easier. Once you’ve found the perfect jars, it’s time to put everything together!
1. When it comes to plants—especially those indoors—drainage is key. Adding a couple of inches of rocks or marbles to the bottom of the jars will help promote drainage and airflow.
2. The FiberComp Soil Scoop is great for filling the jars up with soil at least 3/4 of the way. The durable scoop’s one-piece design won’t bend at the neck or break while digging.
3. Gently break up the roots of the succulent plants. Then place the entire succulent in the jar. Fill in the edges with soil, using your fingers to pack the plant in firmly and securely. Set aside.
4. Use the PowerGear2 Pruner to snip off some branches. An adult should complete this step. The PowerGear2 Pruner can cut through tough stems and branches that traditional pruners can’t. The branches are perfect for decorating the outside of the tray of the jars. Cut the branches into the perfect size and shape for your gift tray.
5. Attach branches on to the tray using a hot glue gun. You could even shape twigs or branches into a specific design or letters.
6. After the glue dries and the tray is complete, add the jars. Feel free to add any decorative elements, like ribbon around the rims.
7. The final step is to water the plants. If you chose succulents as the plant, you probably won’t need to water them all that often—once a week should be enough. But if you use other plants, be sure to read the label and follow the directions accordingly. Also, if you give this as a gift, leave the recipient a few instructions on their new plant as well.