So, this week is teacher appreciation. I was cruising the net looking for gifts and found apencil vase that I was able to recreate at a minimal cost…since I had 8 gifts to do. I mentioned this idea to a friend and ended up making 5 for her kids as well. My brother and sister each needed one too. Wow…this idea kept blossoming! Maybe I should have sold them!!! These pencil vases really turned out great and everyone loved them.
I went to walmart and in the floral section I found the small bud vases for 1.27 each. The pencils were $1.47 for
20 (you need 22 per vase). The ribbon was $1.97 per roll (each roll makes 5). The apples I printed on scrapbook paper ($0.79 at Michaels). So per vase the cost was about $3.35. I started out sharpening the pencils, but without an electric sharpener, it took forever and resulted in blisters. So, I made some vases with sharpened pencils and some without. I also wasn’t able to get all yellow pencils, so that accounted for two different styles as well. I hot glued the pencils to the vase and attached the ribbon and the apple. Voila! Pencil Vase! In about 10 minutes! Teacher appreciation week accomplished!