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!