March 12, 2014

Easy DIY Teacher Gift
Colored Pencil Vase

I originally saw the idea for this DIY teacher gift on Pinterest. Since it passed the looks so easy Misty could do it test, I decided to give it a try. Way back in October, Dain's teacher had a birthday. Instead of donating to the class gift, I made my own.

I chose colored pencils, a Halloween-inspired ribbon and fake flowers in fall colors. The teacher doesn't have to clean anything, and she can easily swap the ribbon and flowers out as the seasons change. Easy for her, easy for me. Everybody wins!

a vase or jar
a box of pencils
hot glue gun + glue sticks

How To:
Lay out the pencils you want to use. Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom and top of your vase. Press the first pencil into place. Continue until the vase is covered. Tie your ribbon around the pencils, both as decoration and to hold the pencils in place while the glue dries. You can also put a ring of glue around the inside of the rim for an additional hold.

It really is that easy. This teacher gift is perfect for the first day of school, teacher appreciation, birthdays, and holidays. If you decide to make one of your own, I'd love to see.


Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

So cute!! The crafter in me loves it, the artist in me is like NOOOOO I can't draw with a vase! ;) haha Seriously, awesome idea and execution!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Very cute!

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Mrs. Teacher said...

That is adorable. I'd love it if one of my students made me this.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Very nice.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

TLF said...

Look at you, little craft blogger! Are these pics staged??!!
Next time, put those colors in ROY G BIV order... duh!

Christina said...

So cute! Every holiday I say I'm going to make something adorable for Nolan's teachers and every holiday I end up getting them gift cards.