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A Chalkboard Inspired Flowerpot is the Teacher’s Gift that Makes the Grade

Looking for just the right gift to show your teacher or teacher's assistant how much you appreciate them? This charming little planter is as easy as ABC. With only a handful of easy-to-find supplies, crafting this imaginative gift is fast, affordable and amazingly simple.

Grab yourself a clay pot, painter's tape and newspaper, gold spray paint, chalkboard paint, and a small potted flower, and you're on your way! It's a great way to say thank you while adding a splash of vibrant color to a teacher's desk.

The chalkboard painted planter and little "pencil" signpost give you the perfect place to write in your own special message. For bonus marks, go with a thoughtful quote like the one we used: "Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that will grow forever."

This back to school season, let your crafty side pass with flying colors.

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Materials Needed:

  • Clay pot
  • Metallic gold spray paint
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Painter tape
  • Newspaper
  • Chalk
  • Pencil
  • Potted plant

Directions:

Tape off the area of the pot you don't want painted with chalkboard paint using painter tape.

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Spray the pot with chalkboard spray paint and let dry.

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Remove the painter tape and cover the spray painted area with newspaper and painter tape.

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Spray the rim of the pot with spray paint (we used gold). Let dry and remove the newspaper and tape.

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Using chalk write an inspirational word, or the teacher's name on the pot.

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Plant a flower in the pot and attach a cute teacher quote tag for a fun back to school gift idea!

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