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Crafts/DIY

Flowerpot Teacher Apple

Whether it’s Teacher Appreciation week or a birthday, this Flowerpot Apple if going to be the perfect gift!

This Flowerpot Teacher Apple craft is the perfect container to hold some sweets and a gift card. A handmade gift that you can make with your kiddos will hold a special place in your teacher’s heart for years to come.

Here is what you need to make your own Flowerpot Apple:

  • Terra cotta pots and saucers – I used 6″ pots and 4″ saucers. You can make them any size just be sure the saucer fits on top of the flowerpot like a lid.
  • Wooden Finial or Spool
  • Felt – Olive Green and Dark Green
  • Paint – Red, Bright Green, Dark Brown
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush – one-half-inch flat
  • Ribbon Scraps – assorted colors of green 
  • Pencil with new eraser
  • Scissors

To begin, remove labels from flowerpots and saucers. Base coat the flowerpots and saucers with red acrylic craft paint. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and then set aside to dry.

The paint will soak into the clay of the flowerpot, so you will need more paint than normal.

Cut leaf shapes from olive and dark green felt and then accent with a pattern in bright green acrylic craft paint. Polka dots and plaid are easy patterns to duplicate. 

Dip a new pencil eraser in acrylic craft paint and dot onto the leaf. Use the edge of the paintbrush to create stripes and plaids.

TIP: If you don’t have felt you could use craft foam or cardstock. 

Base coat the wooden finial and spool with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and set aside to dry.

TIP: Use a stick from the yard instead of the wooden finial or spool.

Apply a dot of glue from a glue gun to the base of each leaf and pinch to create dimension. 

Attach the wooden stem to the top center of the flowerpot saucer with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can also use liquid craft glue, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

Tie assorted green ribbons, trims, and baker’s twine to the stem. Trim any long ends with scissors.

Layer the olive green and dark green leaves together, and then attach to the base of the wooden stem using a glue gun and glue sticks.

Fill with tissue paper or paper shred, candy, and a gift card. Whatever your kiddo’s teachers love, the possibilities are endless!

A gift card to the grocery store or Amazon would be thoughtful and something they can really use.

If you’re needing some more teacher gift ideas, make sure you check these other projects and printables I’ve shared:

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