Since we had such a GENEROUS budget, I made two items. This is the time of year when the Religious Education school year comes to an end, and I rack my brain trying to come up with an inexpensive gift for the teachers that they'll actually USE and LOVE.
Every once in awhile I come up with an idea. Well, I mean, I have lots of ideas, but every once in awhile I come up with a GOOD ONE.
I started with these pots from the Dollar Tree. I love this store so much, I've been there three times in the past two days. So, it's really like the Twenty Dollar Tree. But these were $1 each.
I painted them HW, of course, and added a stencil with each teacher's initial. Then came the dots. I'm sure you're now wondering if I know how to paint ANYTHING besides polka dots, and the answer is, NO. I tried stripes and they were a miserable failure.
I added a Basil seed packet to each one ($3.00 for both) from another dollar store.
Then I finished them off with ribbon and a card.
"Thanks for helping my faith grow." Get it?
Here's the finished project:I spent exactly $5.00, not counting the tax. I already had the paint, paper, and ribbon.
I guess this qualifies as a Metamorphosis, since those pots were kind of ugly to start with, so I'm also linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to check out all of the $5 dollar projects and the Met Monday transformations!