Try the DYI Terra Cotta Pot Apple Craft for a great back to school project.
I am lucky enough to have friends that actually craft and do cute things. My friend Danielle, over at Kentuckiana Chic originally created this project for my magazine, City Unwrapped, a few years ago.
Are you ready to try the DYI Terra Cotta Pot Apple Craft?
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 Terra Cotta pot (big enough to hold candies or trinkets but small enough to fit on a desk. I recommend a 4” pot).
1 Terra Cotta saucer to fit on top of pot like a lid
2 or 3 small sponge brushes
2 Green leaves, either snipped off a silk flower arrangement or made of construction paper or fun foam
White paint pen, thin tip
Red paint- pick your favorite apple color
(I chose acrylic paint for this project, but it does not come out of fabric, so you may want to choose washable poster paints to save your child’s clothes!)
Clear acrylic spray varnish or Mod Podge gloss
1. Using newspaper or craft paper as a work space, paint the entire pot and saucer red, inside and out. Let dry completely. (If using poster paints, an extra coat or two may be necessary).
2. Paint a solid black square on the front of the pot to look like a chalkboard. Use the white paint pen to paint school messages onto the blackboard. Some suggestions are: ABC’s, 123’s, I Love School, stick figures, the teacher’s name, the child’s name or a picture of an apple.
3. Spray the saucer and pot with clear acrylic or brush with Mod Podge gloss. Allow to dry completely.
4. Glue the leaves onto the top of the saucer lid. Tie the brown ribbon into a bow or create other fun shapes and glue next to leaves.
5. Fill with candies, treats, etc. and your apple is ready for school!
Thanks Danielle! And don’t forget to visit Kentuckiana Chic for some super cool shoes too!