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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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  • 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


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



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.



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.



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



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