Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Back to School

A lot of kids are heading back to school today in my neck of the woods. In honor of my MIL heading back to school, I created this pencil vase for her desk. I filled it with roses (I would've preferred fire-engine red but there seemed to be a shortage in Madison).

This is an incredibly easy DIY project that you could do for a teacher on the first or last day of school.

Things you'll need:
An empty and cleaned can
About 20 pencils -- sharpened to the same length
School themed ribbon
Hot glue gun

Simply hot glue the sharpened pencils to the exterior of your cleaned can. Tie a ribbon around the pencils as an embellishment and viola! I added a little Happy Back to School 2010 tag to give it some character.


Gwyn said...

I had sooo many compliments on the pencil vase. The kids and the staff loved it !!!! Thank you. L U :)

Danielle said...

I'm so glad you liked it. It was fun to make!