Back to School Teacher Gift

I’m so excited to share with you the adorable teacher gift that we made just-in-time for Back-to-School!

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it was the cutest thing ever! (What did we all do in the days before Pinterest??) This project was originally done by Amy at The Happy Scraps. Go check out her blog…EVERYTHING on there is fabulous!

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.

This gift is a cinch to make and if you’re like me, you may already have many of the supplies in your craft stash.  Here’s what I used:

  • Pretty flower pot that I got on clearance at Michael’s for $.99 (Amy used a metal pail, but I couldn’t find any pretty ones at my store)
  • Block of foam to fit inside your container
  • #2 yellow pencils (on sale for $.25/pack at Office Depot)
  • Scrap paper in various colors
  • Easter grass or shredded paper
  • Ribbon
  • Cricut with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, or a flower punch

To begin, I cut out some flower shapes using the George cartridge on my Cricut.  After a bit of experimentation, I discovered that a 2″ flower worked best.  It was the perfect size to fit over the eraser of the pencil.

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.

Next, you want to cover the foam with the grass, and then insert the pencils into the foam to resemble a bunch of flowers.  My daughter helped me get the pencils arranged….it was a bit tough, but she was still able to do it!

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.Lastly, we tied a ribbon around the pencils.  I tried to tie it around the center of the pencils, but it kept sliding down, so I went ahead and tied the bow at the bottom.  It still turned out nice ๐Ÿ™‚

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.We have our back-to-school open house in a few days and I can’t wait to see how the teacher reacts when my daughter give it to her ๐Ÿ™‚

Next week, I’ll show you a fun project you can do with the cheap composition books that are available right now during the back-to-school sales.

18 thoughts on “Back to School Teacher Gift”

  1. Adorable, Erin (just like your girlie)! I need to start making things I pin more often. I’ve missed posts like these and your activities…yay! I think I’ll start the MSM project next week…will you be starting then, too? (sneaky: need your motivation!lol)

    1. Awww, thanks! I’ve been semi-following MSM over the past 2 weeks, just not writing about it. Maybe I should do a summary? I don’t know if it’s that exciting…

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    1. Hi Caro, thanks for stopping by!

      In the post I mention that I used my Cricut paper cutter to cut the flowers. You could also use a flower-shaped paper punch or cut them by hand if you don’t have a Cricut.

  6. I love this project! I bet teachers would love a pretty bouquet of pencil flowers! Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Pinterest Party this past week. I will be featuring your post at this weeks party that goes live on Friday! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

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