I know it’s going to send some of you running and screaming, but there is no denying it, it’s time to go back to school. I’m going to try to help you out and check one of the million things you need to do off your list; teacher’s gifts. It can be hard to come up with a thoughtful gift that a teacher will actually like year after year. Teachers always need extra pencils (students have a tendency to pocket them), then tie a little bonus gift card to this apple and your student’s new teacher will be very appreciative!
What You Need:
- Round short mason jar
- Red paint (Americana Multi-Surface Satin: Dark Scarlet)
- Green paint (American Multi-Surface Satin: Turf Green)
- Green felt
- Green string
- Paint brush
- Fresh pencils to go inside
- Time: 30-45 minutes
After gathering all you materials, go ahead and start painting! Paint the bottom glass part of your mason jar with the red.
Since the mason jar is clear, it will take you 2-3 coats to get good coverage so no light peeks through. Below is a picture at 1 coat, see how all those patches are visible? A couple extra coats fixes this problem.
Next up is the lid, mason jar lids are two parts, a disc and a ring. You only need to paint the ring. We don’t use the disc in this project, so save it for later or get rid of it.
Grab the green paint and paint that ring. You can skip the inside part of the ring, it won’t be visible.
While your paint is drying, cut out a couple of leaf shapes from your felt. Poke a hole at the bottom of them either with your scissors or a sewing needle and string them on the green string. Once everything is totally dry, tie your leaves around the lid of your jar.
Now all you need to do is screw the lid to the base, stick your pencils in and you are totally done! It’s perfect for back to school, Teacher Appreciation Day, Christmas or end of the year teacher gifts. We would love to see any apples you make, use #DIYwithAIF and share them on social media. Happy crafting!