As your kids venture back to school this year gift your child’s teacher with this easy DIY pencil vase teacher gift! It’s the perfect addition to her desk and a great place to display a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The best part is that it is really inexpensive to make while looking like an amazing gift!
We love thanking our children’s teachers with thoughtful, homemade gifts. This pencil vase is one of my favorites! I also love this “Thanks a Latte” free printable gift tag, this gumball candy dish DIY and these coconut oil lotion bars as great teacher gift ideas.
DIY Pencil Vase
This DIY pencil vase is just adorable and looks so cute sitting on a teacher’s desk! It is one of those things that you can use over and over again. Use it for:
- fresh flowers
It’s so much more than just a flower vase. Make your child’s teacher feel loved by gifting this jar filled with fresh cut flowers to adorn her desk!
How To Make A Pencil Vase
To make this project you will need:
- 46 number 2 pencils
- an empty 50 oz soup can
- hot glue and glue gun
- wide, wire-edged ribbon
- small piece of narrow ribbon
- a button
- flowers OR flower foam and fake flowers if you choose to go that route
First, remove the soup label and wash the can. Dry it well.
Then, put a line of hot glue down your pencil and secure to the can, eraser side up. I chose to put the glue on the side of the pencil that had the writing on it so that the outer pencil showing was plain.
Then just repeat all around the can until it is completely covered.
Next, wrap a ribbon around the pencil vase and secure with hot glue.
Next, create a loop with a piece of ribbon and secure the ends with hot glue to close the loop.
Then form a figure eight with the ribbon as shown.
Pull one end of the figure eight down to the center.
Then pull the other end up to the center.
Wrap a piece of smaller ribbon around the center and secure the ends with a dot of hot glue.
Then fluff up the bow so it looks pretty!
Next, use your hot glue to secure a button over the center of the bow.
Then secure the bow to the ribbon around the vase with a dot of hot glue.
This vase is the perfect gift to brighten any teacher’s day!