Thursday, May 17, 2012

Super Simple Teacher's Gift

I have pinned several ideas for teacher's gifts onto Pinterest.  And then I thought about it.  I totally decided on one of them and went to find the pin.

There is no pin.  The pin is evidently a figment of my imagination.  Senility has set in, for reals.

If any of you can identify where I got this idea, please let me know in the comments.  Unless you're all figments of my imagination too... I just blew my own mind.

I took a cylinder vase, a gaggle of pencils (that is the collective term for a group of pencils, isn't it? A gaggle? If it's not, let's make it. Thanks.) and some pretty flowers.

I hot-glued the pencils to the vase...

And took it all the way around...

It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.  But we're not done.  Add some flowers.

Tie a little ribbon 'round it and add a little note...

And you've got yourself a teacher's gift.  That cost only a few dollars, thanks to Michael's coupons and the apparently cheap cost of pencils in the US today.

The last day of school is Tuesday and I am ready!  Of course, after a week of both kids at home with me, I'll be begging for school time to roll around...

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  1. Very nice! It would make nice centerpieces as well for teacher functions

  2. Perfect! I love the idea of using pencils to make the vase!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  3. It definitely is somewhere on pinterest. My friend posted a pic of one she made on FB. I just asked where she found the idea and she told me, "through a pinterest link to a blog for end of the year teacher gift ideas." So you're not totally imagining it was out there.

  4. As a retired school teacher, I wonder if there's a way to keep the pencils useable for the teacher. (My students never had enough pencils, regardless of whether it was the first day of school or the last day.) Just a thought for you to ponder.

  5. Super cute idea! Quick and adorable! I'm so ready for my kiddos to be out of school, too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

  6. Simple and adorable! Anyone would love it. Yes, pencils are cheap and I mean cheap as in crappy. We go through a gaggle a day at school...they don't sharpen properly.

  7. Hi, I'm following you via At the Picket Fence Bloghop! Love the pencil holder...
    XO Cindy

  8. what a great idea...your kids teachers will be so happy to get that :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)


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