Monday, August 2, 2010

Back to School Teacher Gift

After teaching first, second, fourth, and fifth grades for a total of ten years (yikes... can I really be that old?!), I have received my fair share of teacher gifts. This one is one of my absolute favorites! I saved it with every intention of making my own to give Buddy Boy's teacher when he started Kindergarten. Well, the time has come. My baby boy starts Kindergarten next week. I thought I would share in case anyone else wants an awesome gift to so thanks to their child's teacher, or to celebrate the start of a new school year.

Pencil Can Vase
* A pack or two of pencils (super cheap right now with the back to school supplies)
* A coffee can (or other medium sized can)
* About a foot of school-ish ribbon
* Hot glue/hot glue gun

So Easy:
Just sharpen all of the pencils to the same length. Glue the pencils around the edge of the can with the points facing up. Tie a cute ribbon around the circumference. Add a bouquet of flowers. Brighten your teacher's day!

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Anonymous said...

I love this idea! I'd like it if one of my students gave me one of these :)

Celeste said...

Oh! Love this! I teach kindergarten - and would love this :) and... how exciting that your little guy is starting kindergarten! Such a big year!

p.s. also! You won a giveaway on my blog! (I just sent you an email) ;)

d3b...* said...

love it!... thanks for sharing...*

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Erin said...

Very cute!!! Any teacher would love to get this. I know I would!

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