Teacher Appreciation Week starts this Monday. (May 2–6, 2011) So, my oldest daughter and I decided to make something fun for her teacher. We made a Colored Pencil Vase. It’s so cheery and colorful. I especially love the simplicity of it.
All you need is a container such as a can, colored pencils, a rubber band, a ribbon, a ruler and a black marker or sharpie. And don’t forget the water and flowers.
Here’s my Colored Pencil Vase Tutorial:
I first wrapped a few colored pencils around a (soup) can and secured with a rubber band. I then continued to insert more pencils all around the can. Note: You could probably use any container (such as a glass jar) that can hold flowers as long as you can easily wrap a rubber band and pencils around it.
I then cut some ribbon. I wanted it to look like a ruler or measuring tape. So, I marked it with lines (using a ruler as a guide) and my daughter wrote the numbers on it. Doesn’t it look cool? I love how the measuring tape isn’t perfect…it looks homemade. Plus, my daughter loved helping out with it.
I wrapped the ribbon and tied over the rubber band. Lastly, I put water and flowers in the can. That’s it!
My daughter’s teacher can enjoy the flowers and then later can use the colored pencils.
Here are a few other fun teacher gift ideas:
Printable Thanks “a latte: Gift Card Holder over at Skip to My Lou. If you know me, then you know why this gift idea got my attention! I love coffee! I could use a Vanilla Latte right now. Hot or iced…it doesn’t matter. Anyways, a teacher who loves coffee might appreciate a gift card attached to this cute printable.
Do you have any Teacher Gift ideas?! Please share in the comments.
See our other similar projects:
- You’re My M&M Poem & Jar Teacher Gift
- Pencil Flowers
- Creative Wrapping Ideas for Gift Cards
- Repurposed Glass Jars with Decorative Paper
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