Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

kawaii apple terra cotta pot

Looking for a DIY gift to show your appreciation? You’ll never go wrong with an apple for teacher! This one’s got a sweet, cheeky face and plenty of room for their favorite treats inside. Plus, it’ll make the perfect planter for summer (vacation) decorating. And, best of all, you’ll have it made in about a half an hour.
Step 1
Our template will help make this project easier! Click here to download and print it out. Cut out the leaf shape, then set them aside for a moment. You’ll be using them in Step 7.  
Step 2
Use a foam brush to paint your clay pot and saucer red. Let them dry, then paint an additional coat or two, until you’re happy with the coverage. 
Step 3
Paint one of the spools brown (we used Cocoa Bean paint for this part) as this will be the "stem" for your apple. Let the spool dry for a bit. 
Step 4
With your black paint pen, draw a pair of eyes and a mouth onto the front of the clay pot. Let the paint dry. 
Step 5
On a paper plate, mix a small amount of red paint with a larger amount of white paint to make pink. Paint small circles onto the face of the clay pot. Now your apple has apple cheeks! Let these sweet cheeks dry. 
Step 6
Let’s make those eyes sparkle! Dip the tip of your pencil into the white paint and make a small white dot on each eye, near its edge. Let your eye shine dry, too. 
Step 7
It’s time for the leaf pattern you cut out in Step 1! Trace it onto green construction paper twice, then cut them out. Turn your red saucer upside-down and glue the green leaves to the center, so that they’re sticking out in opposite directions. 
Step 8
Take your apple’s stem (a.k.a. that wooden spool you just painted) and glue it to the very center of the saucer, on top of the leaves, to complete your pot’s lid. 
Step 9
Fill your apple planter with wrapped candies or a faux plant and ditch the lid. Don’t forget to write a little note and you can attach it to the stem when you’re done.
 
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