Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY:  Fantastic Teacher Appreciation Pots
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2012.  Here is a super cute craft to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate all that they do.   

What you need:
Acrylic Paint
Chalkboard Paint
Paint Brush
Black Sharpie
Flexible Ruler
Flower of your choice

Start with a pot in a size of your choosing.

Using acrylic paint, paint the top rim yellow.  

Using chalkboard paint, paint the bottom part.  I just "eyeballed" the edge, but I'm sure you could tape the edge if you wanted.   I put on three coats of the chalkboard paint.  Follow the directions on the paint that you purchase.  

I used a tape measure to get equal distance between the long lines.  First, I just made little marks.  

Then, I came back and made the longer--I went to the groove in the rim of the pot.  

More "eyeballing".  I made a middle-sized line in "about the middle".  

Then I numbered the long lines.  

After that,  I just put in three little lines between each of the longer/middle-sized lines.  

I put in a plant I thought our children's teachers and educational assistants  would like and used a piece of chalk to write "Thanks for helping me grow!" on the pot.  
These teacher appreciation gifts were a big hit!  I hope you enjoy making the pots!