Friday, May 22, 2009

A How-To Project.....

I honestly love & am so {THANKFUL} for those that are called to teach & educate children.....

All that said, since I love to be inspired by someone elses creativity...I thought I'd share a little project with could totally be adapted into something else but this one was for teachers. 
1st step:get a pot, tape off the rim. 
2nd step:paint it black with chalkboard spray paint... do this outside...the fumes are YUCK. I did 2 coats to make sure it was good and "chalkboardy" (not a word but you know what I mean). Also choose a pot with a wide rim, you'll see why in step #4

STEP 3: paint the rim yellow.
STEP 4: make flower pens, you wrap the stem of a fake flower & a pen with floral tape all the way up & down it to make the whole stem look green

STEP 5: Mark the sides of the yellow rim like a ruler. Start with 4 lines on what I'd call North South East West {3 in. 6 in. 9 in. 12 in.}...that way you have a good chance of making the spaces even. Then add in 2 inch marks between the N.S.E.W.  Then the little marks so it looks like a ruler.... CUTE huh!
B.T.W. I totally eyeballed the marks  & DID NOT use a ruler :)
STEP 6: Put in your pens & fill the pot with dirt a.k.a. black beans :)
Don't forget to cover the whole in bottom... 
Now write some sweet sentiments to you teacher on the chalkboard.... like



  1. So cute! Well done. They'll love them! ~Heather

  2. So Picken Cute! They will LOVE them!

  3. That is SO cute!!

    Happy Friday!

  4. These are adorable! I love the flower pens!