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Easy Clay Pot Apple for Teacher

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Create an Easy Clay Pot Apple for Teacher a 30 Minute Craft that is the perfect container to hold some sweets and a gift card. Teachers give so much of themselves to our children, so thank them with this quick and easy craft.

A handmade flowerpot apple is a gift that you can make with your kiddos and will hold a special place in your Teachers' hearts for years to come. Whether it's back to school, teacher appreciation, or just a surprise thank you, this easy craft can be filled with all the special treats!

All of the materials, supplies, and instructions are included below.

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Flowerpot Apple the Perfect Teacher Gift

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What do you need to make Clay Pot Apples?

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Materials Creatively Beth

How do you make an Apple from Flowerpots?


To begin the Easy Clay Pot Apple, gather all supplies. Basecoat the clay pots and saucers with Country Red paint. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and then set aside to dry. The paint will soak into the unfinished terra cotta clay, so you will need more paint than you normally would. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Paint Creatively Beth


Cut leaf shapes from Olive and Kelly Green Felt that are approximately 2″ wide by 3″ to 4″ long. Start with an oval and cut the ends to points. You can also draw leaf patterns on paper and then cut them out with scissors and trace them onto the felt prior to cutting.

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Cut Creatively Beth


Accent the felt leaves with fun and funky patterns with Foliage Green acrylic craft paint. Polka dots and plaid are easy patterns to duplicate. For polka dots, dip a new pencil eraser in acrylic craft paint and dot it onto the leaf. For stripes and plaids, use the edge of the paintbrush and gently stamp onto the felt for best results. Experiment on scrap felt first.

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Basecoat the wooden finial and spool with Dark Chocolate acrylic craft paint. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and set aside to dry. Insert the wooden items on the end of a pencil for easy painting. TIP: Use a stick from the yard instead of the wooden finial or spool.

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Apply a dot of glue from a glue gun to the base of each leaf and pinch to create dimension. This will give the leaves some shape when attached to the top of the apple.

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Leaves Creatively Beth


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.

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Glue Creatively Beth


Cut assorted ribbons, lace, and twines in different shades of green to approximately 6″ long. Tie the assorted trims together in a knot and glue them to the front center of the apple stem. Trim any long ends with scissors. This is a great way to use up scraps from your ribbon stash.

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Ribbon Creatively Beth


To finish the Terra Cotta Flowerpot Apple craft, layer the Olive Green and Kelly Green leaves together, and then attach them to the base of the wooden stem using a glue gun and glue sticks.

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Quick and Easy Clay Pot Apple Teacher Gift

Taking time to create something (anything) handmade like this Easy Clay Pot Apple with your kiddos is a win, win, win. A win for you spending time with your kiddos, a win for your kiddos learning an important lesson to give back, and a win for the Teacher to know that they are an important part of your child's growth and development.

Fill with tissue paper or paper shred, candy, and a gift card. Whatever your kiddos Teachers love, the possibilities are endless!

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More Teacher Appreciation Crafts and Free Printables

Below are more projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends.

Creative Free Printables and Crafts for Back-to-School

Back to School Color By Number Free Printable from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama

Clay Pot Apple for Teacher Craft from Beth at Creatively Beth – YOU ARE HERE!!

Free Printable Back to School I-Spy Game by Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life

How to Make a Cover for a Spiral Notebook from Smitha at Smiling Colors

DIY Custom Composition Books for Back to School from Justine at Little Dove

Crocheted Shark Pencil Bag from Erica at Five Little Monsters

Back to School DIY Barbie Bag from Debra at Debra Quartermain Designs

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18 thoughts on “Easy Clay Pot Apple for Teacher

  • I used to get teacher appreciation gifts. Not so much when I was the principal though. I would have loved to received one of these to keep on my desk. – Margy

    • Principal gifts are now on my list for this year, Margy!!

  • Oh my goodness, this is so darling. What a fun and beautiful gift! Pinning! Visiting from The Happy Now Blog Link-Up.

    • THANKS, Jennifer! It’s a super quick and easy project that can be filled with goodies for each Teacher!!

  • Beth – You always have the BEST craft projects! This apple pot is adorable! It’s such a good idea and is so affordable to create. As always, thank you for linking up with Home Imagined.

    • THANK YOU, Anna! I love sharing my creativity with easy to make projects!

  • What a SIMPLE cute craft! The teacher in me just loves it.

    • THANKS, Kristie! Super easy to make with the kiddos!

  • Beth,
    Love these so cute!! They will go well in my Kitchen with my Apple/Sunflower theme!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I am going to make one, maybe two!!

    • YAY, Debbie! In different sizes they would make perfect kitchen canisters!!

  • This is adorable, Beth… I commented before, but it didn’t work! I’m delighted to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About this week! Pinned!

    • THANK YOU, Julie! Back to School crafts are one of my favorites!

    • Thank you Donna! I love to spoil the kiddos Teachers!!

  • Super cute! Beth, I always adore your crafts. Thank you so much for sharing it at my Crazylittlelovebirds link party. Hope to see you again this Friday. 🙂

    • THANKS, Stephanie! Easy to make and gift to your favorite Teacher!

      • Beth, your post will be featured tomorrow at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #38. Congratulations! 🙂 We love your adorable craft.

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