The room moms always give the 'big' gift at the end of the year, so I wanted my son to be able to give his teacher something that was more personal. He wrote the message and picked the flowers with me. He takes pride in the eggs he gathers. The glass bottle can be reused as a vase or repurposed as a container for rice or beads; the chalkboard makes it versatile.
To make the chalkboard area on the bottle, I taped off the section I wanted to paint, primed it with a multi-purpose primer, and simply painted three layers of chalkboard paint on it. [Then I went a little crazy, painting old --and ugly-- photo mats, cheap frames, and anything else that wasn't moving...I'm loving the chalkboard paint almost as much as my kids love the fuse beads.]