Thursday, May 24, 2012

DIY Teacher Gift

Summer is near, and I know a certain momma that will be soooo excited to have all three of her kiddos at home!!

I also know that our teachers will be ready for their much needed break too!

This is what we decide to do for Nola's teacher this year, I sure hope she loves it!

We decided on a Garden theme, and filled a basket with garden goodies for her. My favorite part of her gift is this Mod Podge transfer painted flower pot.

Here's What you will need to make one too:

and silly me.... you will need some Mod Podge too, matte and glossy finish { I don't know why in the world I forgot to add that to the picture!}

For this project, I used my favorite Mod Podge Transfer technique so you will need your image to be reversed..... you can right click on this one to save, just resize and print using Microsoft Word

I also added some pretty butterfly clip art too...

First, you'll need to paint your flower pot, I used Leaf Green acrylic paint.
Then, cut out your transfers...cut them as close to the design as possible and paint on a layer of matte finish Mod Podge.

Place the transfers, design side down, smooth out any bumps or bubbles and allow to dry completely {usually about an hour or so}

Once it has dried, dip your fingers into water and slowly start to rub the paper away

After removing all the paper, I painted a coat of Glossy finish Mod Podge 

In her Garden basket we added some summer time garden essentials ;)

Watering can, gloves, hand shovels, sheers, mosquito spray, Forget me not flower seeds, and Lemonade mix with cups..... 

What do you think? Would you like getting a gift like this?

Happy Summer!

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  1. can you use Gloss mod podge to do the transfer rather than matte? I have never mod podged before and I got gloss... excited to try. Also you said you did a got of gloss after, but mine is white... does it dry clear?


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