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Thank your kiddos’ teachers for all the hard work they do with this easy DIY terracotta apple. It’ll only cost you about $2 to make and is the perfect gift for Teacher’s Appreciation Week in May or even as a back-to-school gift.

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paper plates, paint, terracotta pots, hot glue, scissors and pencils laid out on a table.


  • 4-inch terracotta pot and saucer ($0.78 each at Home Depot)
  • red paint ($0.50 at Walmart)
  • green felt ($0.23 a sheet at Walmart)
  • pencil ($0.47 per pack at Walmart)
  • hot-glue gun and glue
  • paint brush
  • treats for inside (see all the candy deals here)


DIY Terracotta Apple Directions

Woman using a sponge paint brush to paint a brown terracotta pot red.


Use acrylic paint to turn a plain terracotta pot and saucer apple red.


Woman cutting green felt with scissors.


Create “leaves” by cutting leaf shapes out of green felt.

PRO TIP: Get it done fast by folding the felt in half and cutting two leaves at once.


Woman pinching green felt and using hot glue to keep fold in place.


Carefully cut a pencil with a hand saw or sharp knife. Then, use hot glue to attach the pencil to the apple “lid.” Attach felt leaves with hot glue.


Woman gluing a pencil piece and green felt left onto a red terracotta pot lid.


Finish it off by filling your terracotta apple with your teacher’s favorite treats!


Mini terracotta pots crafted to look like red apples and filled with Hershey's kisses.


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This Easy $2 DIY Terracotta Apple Is the Perfect Teacher Gift