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Gift for a Teacher: Pencil Flower Vase

Can a teacher ever have too many #2s? This adorable vase is just a clear beverage glass covered with unsharpened #2 pencils and tied with an appropriately themed ribbon.

So long as you have the basic supplies, this DIY vase project will make for an easy, one-of-a-kind and touching gift for your child's teacher.


1 glass vase measuring 7" (a standard #2 pencil is 7 3/8")
Pack of #2 pencils - this should be enough to wrap around the vase
Rubber band
School themed ribbon


Place a rubber band around the glass and insert the pencils between the glass and the rubber band until the entire glass is covered.

Hide the rubber band with a fun school themed or colorful ribbon.

Add about 2 inches of water into the glass (easier for transporting), but make sure the teacher knows they should add more water as soon as possible to keep the flowers fresher longer.

Sunflowers are perfect long lasting flowers, but you can use any flowers. Flowers picked from your garden are great too!

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