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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11 comments:

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

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

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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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  9. What a perfect gift for a teacher!

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