Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweetest Apple Clay Jar EVER!

OK, So I missed Teachers' Appreciation Week...I did this a bit too late but I am pretty sure my crafty friends out there can think of lots of uses for this project. There is nothing sweeter than using one item and transforming it into another. This is my Apple Clay Jar...with lid.

Things you will need:
  1. Clay pot, sizes of choice
  2. Clay bottoms, sizes of choice
  3. Acrylic paints, brushes
  4. Air dry or bake-able clay (optional)
  5. Marble, hot glue gun (optional)
At most craft stores you can find these adorable mini clay pots in all sizes. They bottom tray thingy also comes in all sizes. I originally bought these to do early seeding lessons with the kids but I ended up using them for this project.

Place the bottom tray thing on the top of your planter-you decide if you want the 'lid' bigger or smaller than the opening of your clay pot. I opted for smaller.
Paint red, or whatever color you prefer-I wanted to make an apple jar for a teacher, so here's my apple...
Decide how deep you need to paint the pot on the inside-this depends on how the 'lid' fits on your pot. You don't want the clay color showing.
After you are done painting, let dry. I used a marble and hot glue as a knob...but you can use anything else you may see fit.
You can paint the knob red too if you want! Make sure there is enough glue.
Deciding that I wanted this to be an apple, I removed the marble and attached a piece of clay as a stem. If you are using air dry clay (easier) it is OK to attach the clay after you paint. If you are using bake-able clay, attach the stem first, bake according to instructions then paint.
It kinda looks like a pepper also, this would be great to hold dry chillies on your kitchen counter. Maybe a few in different colors and sizes. If placing food or anything edible inside, please use a liner. Glue a leaf onto the base of the stem in a way that it kinda stands up...
Make different colors for a party-favor filled with treats. This would be great for kids to store their crayons in. So many ideas for this. You can write names on it with chalk, markers, paint etc.
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20 comments:

  1. What an absolutely adorable idea!! I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow!!

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    1. Hey Lorie, That is awesome news, I absolutely love your blog!

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    2. Diane CraffordMarch 13, 2014

      leaving the opening on top part would also let you use it as a string holder, just put ball of twine inside and pull string out through top and let hang out some, when you need twine, just pull out what you need and cut off leaving some hanging out :)

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  2. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thanks Julie! Thanks for visiting me:)

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  4. love it! -- going to make a big one to hold erasers in my writing center!
    Thanks for sharing~

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  5. love it! -- going to make a big one to hold erasers in my writing center!
    Thanks for sharing~

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    1. Thanks Carol, would love to see a photo of yours...

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  6. Hi

    I shared this post on my blog:

    http://rafaribeiiro.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/daqui-e-dali-19.html

    I hope your little visit there. kisses ♥

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    1. Hello Rafaela, thanks for the share :)

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  7. After seeing this I made one of these with a little help from my 7 yr old for her teacher. she loved it. Very Cute, Thanks for posting!
    blogged at http://heatheraland.blogspot.com/2012/05/another-year-down.html

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    1. It came out really cute! I visited your blog...very nice

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  8. Bellissima idea grazie!!!

    Laura

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  9. As a Student Council advisor who is always looking for simple projects to complete as "door prizes" for our teacher meetings, THANK YOU!!!

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  10. loved the different colors,what other idea's do you have ?

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  11. AnonymousMay 22, 2013

    thank you for sharing this. I'm going to make this for my daughter-in-law who just finished grad school to become an elementary school teacher. It will be cute for desk. She will LOVE it

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  12. Καλώς σε βρίσκω στο υπέροχο blog σου!Αυτή είναι μια πανέξυπνη ιδέα και πολύ όμορφο αποτέλεσμα!
    Καλή συνέχεια και φιλιά απ' την Ελλάδα!!

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  13. Wow, I can't believe this is made from a clay pot! I'll be featuring this on The Crafty Crow!

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