Don’t limit your back to school crafts to just the kids!  Send teachers back to school this fall with something that’s perfect for their desk all year long.  A glazed ceramic pot easily transforms into a personalized gift that any teacher will appreciate – especially when filled with fresh flowers.

You’ll need:

Glazed ceramic pots

Ceramic paint pens (Porcelaine brand)




Step 1 : Print out your teacher’s name on the computer scaled to fit on the pot.

Step 2 :  Gently rub the side of the pencil lead on the back of the printed out name until entirely covered in pencil lead.

Step 3 : Tape name to the pot, pencil lead side down.

Step 4 : Trace around the letters of name with a pencil pressing moderately hard.

Step 5 :  Carefully remove paper.

Step 6 : Trace letters with Porcelaine ceramic paint pens.  Let dry and set according to package instructions.

Step 7 : Fill with dirt and plant flowers.  Water well.

Optional : Replace any “o”’s with an apple or dot an “i” with one!

– Alexandra Hedin

Lifestyle maven Alexandra Hedin has been taking her know-how on cooking, decorating, and being the consummate hostess to the masses following the publication of her book Entertaining at Home. She’s a mom to three small kids and will be documenting the transformation of her new home into an expressions of her style on her blog.