Friday, March 15, 2013

Teacher Appreciation- a Pencil Vase

Pencil Vase

I signed up for a few too many commitees at my daughter's new school, but the one I'm so excited about is the teacher appreciation committee.

We provide lunch for the teachers twice a year plus snacks on parent-teacher conference days.

To brighten up the teacher break room, I decided to make some very teacher appropriate vases.

teacher appreciation pencil vase

Here is what you need:
a glue gun
a jar ( I used a jar of peaches from my chicken and peaches dinner)
Lots of pencils (This jar took 29)

supplies needed to make a pencil vase

Of course I purchased the #2 Pencils on Amazon, because you know how I like to save 10 hours a week by using them:)

glueing on the first pencil for a pencil vase

Just line up the first pencil very carefully, and hot glue it on.

glueing on pencils for a pencil vase

Then keep working your way around the jar, occasionally glueing from the right and then the left, to make sure it's even.

pencil vase from a jar

At the end, space out the last few evenly, so your aren't left with a gaping hole 3/4 the size of a pencil:)

pencil vase from a jar


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Kirby Carespodi said...

This is neat! It reminds me of when I've wrapped flour pots with twigs or bamboo.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

This is the perfect teacher gift! Such a great idea!

Cassie Bustamante said...

SO cute! it would even be great for a can/planter with a potted little plant!

Unknown said...

That is fantastic! What a clever idea. Pinned it. :)

Kelly said...

Sweet idea! I bet it smells yummy too. That pencil smell always reminds me of elementary school.

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