Hi all! Happy Monday! I’m starting my last full week of radiation and I am so looking forward to being done. I definitely am feeling the effects on my skin and a pretty good amount of tiredness to boot, so I’ll gladly take a bit less of each.
Anywho, I have a sweet teacher appreciation gift idea for you today. We have a lot of teachers, aides and nurses to appreciate between our two kids, so having relatively reasonable gifts is a necessity. I found this idea on Pinterest.
This is a tin can — in my case, from canned pumpkin — rinsed and bleached to make sure it was clean. Now, getting the pencils to stick to the can is a bit tricky. Due to the ribbed indentations in the middle of the can, there tends to be a gap. The original idea I saw called for using hot glue. Hot glue didn’t work at all — the glue dried and didn’t stick. I was about to give up and had an idea — dimensionals They worked great — I put two at the top and two at the bottom, all the way around. I think I used about 30 pencils to surround the can. Now, this wasn’t as reasonable as I would have liked as our dollar store didn’t have plain pencils so I had to get them from Staples.
In order to keep the pencils from slipping, which they did slightly, I added two rows of ribbon — hidden behind Ava. My Ava School Sign It is personalized with my daughter’s teacher’s name and the apple is paper pieced with a really adorable paper from Recollections. I was so happy to find a 100 sheet pack of school themed paper at Michaels the other week — 5 patterns, 20 sheets each, which will be great with multiple teacher gifts.
Come and Get It Challenges — Anything but a card
A Pencil Vase
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Ava – School Sign It
Paper: Neenah Solar Crest
Other Stuff: pencils, tin can, Nesties, ribbon, dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today!