I loved being a teacher. I loved learning alongside my students and growing more and more each year. I really LOVED getting gifts from the kiddos. They were always beaming with joy when they handed me their presents. This is an idea to give a teacher gift in an apple paint can, a hand painted can that looks like an apple! I know, crazy fun!!! One of the best things about it to me is that is uses a can that I grabbed from Ryp’s trash pile! He was ditching it because it has a LITTLE rust on the lid.
This is what I used…
And here is how I made it!
- I painted the can with Duncan acrylic paints, red on the bottom and green on the top. I also painted the lid and the handle green. I painted the spool of thread brown. Then I let it all dry completely.
- While it was drying, I cut out two big leaves from decorative papers.
- Once it was all dry, I added the leaves and the spool with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and added a little twine cord around the stem.
- I made the teacher’s name on a tag with white card stock and a marker to add to the handle
There are so many fun things you could put in this jar but if you are wondering what I would have loved most…stationery!
If you hammer it shut, I would suggest giving the opener too.
Cheers and Happy Creating and Happy Celebrating Educators,