This craft post was created by Kelly, a contributor to The PennyWiseMama.
When I was a kid, we lived just a block from our elementary school. My mom was a pretty well-known figure at our school. She volunteered anywhere they could use her, including the library, the office and our classroom. Now that I am a parent, I love being involved at my kids’ school as well.
I have a huge appreciation for how hard our teachers work. To show them how much they mean to us, the kids and I made each of them this No. 2 Pencil Vase for Teacher Appreciation Day. It is super cute, easy to make and really cheap! We made this vase for just $5 and it only took us about 20 minutes to put it all together!
Here is what you need to make the vase:
Step 1: Attach 8-10 pencils to the double sided tape.
Step 2: Attach the pencils to the vase. If the tape won’t hold the pencils, use a few glue dots or the glue gun. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the vase is covered.
Step 3: Cut a length of ribbon that is 1 1/2 times the width of the vase. Fold the ribbon in half and cut a square of the double sided tape. This will help the ribbon to not slip. The middle of the ribbon should go in middle of the back of the vase.
Step 4: Tie your ribbon.
Now fill your pencil vase with flowers (real or fake!) and give it to your favorite teacher!
Looking for more teacher appreciation gift ideas? These EXTRA gum gift bags have been a huge a hit! They come with free printable gift tags that say, “Thanks for Always Going the EXTRA Mile!”