DIY: Pencil Flowers – Cute Teacher Gift Idea

It’s almost the end of the school year. This means it’s time to think about teacher gifts. Today, I’m sharing our cute pencil flower arrangement – not to be confused with our Colored Pencil Vase.

These pencil flowers are pretty and practical.

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I decided to create flowers with pencils the students could use in a classroom. If the teacher wants to use the pencils, she can just pull the flower tops off. Or she could keep the flowers on and leave as decoration. It’s that flexible.

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Want to know how to make Pencil Flowers? Here’s our tutorial:

The materials I used to make Pencil Flowers are pencils, patterned scrapbook paper, card stock paper, flower punch, glue, ribbon, scissors and a hole punch.

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I first cut flowers using a flower punch. I made 6 pink flowers and 6 purple flowers. Each flower has a solid color for the back and a pretty floral pattern in front. The flowers are similar to ones I made for a banner.

In total, I punched 24 flowers. 12 solid colors (6 pink, 6 purple) and 12 floral patterns (6 pink, 6 purple).

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I glued each patterned flower on top of a solid colored flower.

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I made a hole in middle of each flower using a hole punch.

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Please Note: One punch from the hole punch I used was not big enough to fit through a pencil eraser. I had to do two holes close to each other. This made a slightly bigger hole. You may be able to see the difference in the picture below.

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I then carefully inserted the flower through the pencil eraser.

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Optional: I also tied a small green ribbon around each pencil. This is the “leaves” of the flower pencil stem.

I placed the Pencil Flowers in a glass jar. It’s a glass jar I repurposed. All I did was wrap a piece of burlap around the jar. I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap to the jar.

We also plan to give a gift card with these Pencil Flowers.

You don’t have to do exactly what I did to make these pencil flowers. You can simply cut out flowers instead of using a flower punch. You can use one paper flower instead of layering two together. Our pencil flowers are just an example of what you can do, a guide…inspiration. Feel free to make it your own. We’re all creative in our own way.

Have you made any Teacher’s Gifts recently?

Happy Crafting!

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(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls.)

Comments

  1. Shamima says:

    Thanx Debbie, it’s great gift idea. Both my child’s teachers are great. Would love to do something for them if I can make time. thanx!

    Shamima.

    • Debbie says:

      You’re welcome! I also think my kids have great teachers so we like to come up with nice gift ideas.

  2. where do i buy this flower punch and how much is it? thank you. cute idea

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Amy – I bought the flower punch at Michaels. I don’t remember how much it cost but I believe I used a 40% off 1 item coupon to save money on it.

  3. NYC girl says:

    Very cute!! I love this idea! Looks like something even I can do! lol Thanks Debbie!

    • Debbie says:

      Hello – You’re welcome! It’s a fun and easy to make. Time is the only issue depending on how many pencil flowers you make. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Jennifer says:

    What a neat idea, we made these yesterday and they turned out great… put them in glass jars and put Hershey’s kisses in the bottom. Crafts are not my specialty but these were very simple, under 30 minutes to do two sets with two helpers ;-)
    The flower punch at Micheal’s was $11.99 minus a 40% coupon- all the kids at school were commenting on how cute they were when my girls were taking them in today!

    • Hi Jennifer – Thanks so much for your comment. I love hearing about others making my projects. Your feedback is great. I’m glad you made them and it sounds like they turned out wonderful! I LOVE how you put Hershey Kisses in the bottom of your jars. Great idea!
      Also, thanks for telling us about the price of the flower punch.
      Have a fantastic day!

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