Tuesday, August 2

{TUTORIAL} Teacher Pencil Vase


If you liked the chocolate covered Oreo "apples" teacher gift tutorial from yesterday, then you might want this little tutorial for the pencil vase, too. This project is so easy and quick, too. My kind of craft! And it's budget friendly as well which we all might need this time of year with all the back to school shopping we've got to do.


In a few simple steps, you can have your vase assembled in no time at all.

Step 1: Gather your supplies: 

- Canned food with a pop top (or a can cut with a safety edge can opener)
- Florist foam or styrofoam
- 2 boxes of pencils
- FREEBIE BACK TO SCHOOL printables set (Print the "Welcome Back" tag and some green chevron design paper)
- Scallop or circle punch in 2" size
- Scissors and hot glue

Step 2:  

- Empty out the contents of your canned food and save for another use. Wash and dry out the can and place a small piece of florist foam inside.

Step 3:  

- Using a hot glue gun, place glue in a vertical line from the bottom to the top of your can and press one pencil into the glue, holding until the glue dries. Be sure not to skimp on the glue - you'll want your pencils to stay put.

Step 4:  

- Repeat step 3 over and over again with more pencils until you've completely covered the can.

Step 5:  

- Cut a strip of your printed green chevron paper into a "ribbon" to wrap around the pencils on your can. Fit it around the center of the pencils and hot glue in place.

Step 6: 

- Punch out a "Welcome Back" tag with your 2" scallop or circle punch and hot glue it on top of your green chevron ribbon. 


Now you're ready to place your apple Oreo pops inside the can or if you don't want to make the pops, you can always fill the can with flowers or another kind of treat. So simple and a great first impression to make on your child's new teacher. Enjoy!

Linking up to: Sumo's Sweet StuffKeeping it SimpleCraftomaniacTater Tots and JelloSkip to my LouUnder the Table and DreamingBlue Cricket DesignSomeday CraftsFireflies and Jelly BeansHouse of HepworthsSomewhat SimpleTidy Mom,Romantic Home,Shabby NestFingerprints on the FridgeFinding FabulousThe Girl Creative, Be Different Act NormalFunky Junk Interiors,Today's Creative BlogTip JunkieThe Idea RoomC.R.A.F.T.Today's Creative BlogBetween Naps on the PorchThrifty Decor ChickMaking the World CuterTea Rose HomeThe Shabby Chic Cottage,The Trendy TreehouseThe DIY ShowoffBeyond the Picket FenceMad in CraftsSugar Bee CraftsAll Things RelatedSavvy Southern StyleWhipperberry



karanmi said...

What a cute idea. Makes me wish that I had kids in school but even the youngest of the grandkids are in high school this year and the great grandkids are njot old enough for school. Hmmmmm maybe my niece would like one to give her teacherr. She is 1st grade.

Thanks for the idea.


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

How many pencils are needed for each can...I am sure it depends on the size of the can...how many did you use?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Unknown said...

As a teacher I would love this. So cute!!!

Amanda at Amanda's Parties To Go said...

I used 2 boxes of pencils but it will depend on the size of the can you use as well. Glad you like the project!


Brianne said...

I saw your post because you linked up at www.sugarbeecrafts.com, and I have to say I LOVE your idea!!!

Cameron said...

SO cute! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Love this idea! I am having trouble (again) with the download of the printables though. Any way you could e-mail them to me? hdietsch76@ms.com

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it! What a great idea. My boys are a handful, so I definitely need to get in good with the teacher on the first day of school. HA! I definitely need to make this. Thanks for sharing.

Brandi said...

I found your blog thru sugarbeecrafts and I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Thanks for all the ideas. You are very talented! I may just do the pencil vase for my 3rd graders teacher!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen this sooner! I can't find a plain oreo mold anywhere local and my kids school starts next week, so no time to order. I think I will attempt to dip them. Such a cute idea!

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

Fantastic idea!!!!! xx

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

This is great. You could also put some small school supplies in there as well ie: more pencils, some red pens, eraser. It would also be great as a little something at Christmas time. Thanks so much for sharing.
:) Michelle

Lisa said...

Saw your blog on Metamorphis Monady. LOVED the idea since I am a teacher! I am thinking of making them for my coleagues as a back to school gift. Thanks!

Melanie said...

How cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!


Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

What an adorable idea. If you get a chance I would love you to link your pencil vase up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

I just made 3 for my daughter's first year of school, they turned out even cuter in person! Thanks for such a great idea! Oh, and for those that are asking- I used a 15 oz tomato sauce can, and it took 34 pencils.

Mandy Beyeler said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I just featured you on my FB page!

Karen said...

@Danielle - Thanks for the giving count of pencils you used! "2 boxes of pencils" wasn't helping me as they come in many different size boxes! Now I know how many I will need. Such a cute idea!

Mariel@ www.sexymodeststyle.com said...

Soooo cute! perfect for back to school! what a neat idea!!!

Come link and party at my woot woot wednesdays @ thetootsiewootsie.com


Lenira Alice said...


Unknown said...

I love this! So fun and perfect for back to school! : )

chris said...

This is so clever. I'm sure my mom (who's a first grade teacher) would love one!

saraink said...

What a great and simple idea! And a great craft for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Beyond adorable - LOVE it!!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love Favorites! Stop by and check it out!!


- Jenn @ Social Salutations

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm following your blog! :)
I've found you through Just a Girl's blog.
I LOVE this idea for a teacher's gift..very cute, practical & not expensive. I can't wait to check out more!

Cris said...

Just too cute! Thanks for my Stuck on you feature today!:) Iam a fan and a follower! Have a great week!

Stef said...

I love this idea, but I'm having trouble printing the template. It's giving me pages with no images... Can you help me? stephaniac@comcast.net

Thanks so much!

Charlotte said...

Nice. I like it so much that I featured it on my monthly round-up of cool things on the web. Thank you for sharing!

(you can find the link here if you're interested:)

OUR WILD ZOO! said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I just ordered two molds for the oreo apples and plan on making 4 of these for back to school teacher gifts...I soo appreciate your tutorial and making it easy for all the busy mamas out there!

ssmilin said...

Wow I really like this, I am having a problem getting the tags to download, is there anyway you could email them to me?? i saw another post asking that. Thanks so much for a wonderful idea. Cant wait to try making them ! !

ssmilin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Beth H said...

Hmmmm... I wonder if there is a way to make this so that the pencils can be use? I know it's VERY cute, but I know teachers are always looking for things to use in the classroom. Maybe glue dots then a rubber band under the ribbon to help hold them??

These will be great for Teacher Appreciation week also!

Thank you for the ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

Каждый автовладелец любит своего железного коня и всячески хочет улучшить свое авто так, чтобы он был полностью индивидуальным и максимально подходил своему владельцу. Профессионалы guru-tuning.com могут помочь подыскать самый подходящий комплект для конкретной модели автомашины. Менеджеры способны предоставить подробную информацию о запчастях, объяснить, в чем разница между разными производителями, к каким машинам они подходят, а также о том, как надо устанавливать и эксплуатировать эти элементы.
[url=http://guru-tuning.com/goods/bmw-x5-e53-hamann-o.html]бмв х5 е53 белого цвета тюнинг фото[/url]
[url=http://guru-tuning.com/goods/191.html]lexus invander[/url]

С помощью этих элементов можно сделать авто своеобразным и индивидуальным за вполне приемлемые деньги.
[url=http://guru-tuning.com/goods/vihlopnaya-sistema-bmw-5-series-e60-e61.html]выхлоп на е60[/url]

Тюнинг автомобилей – это формирование стильного и эксклюзивного проекта для всех, кто хочет иметь авто красивее и лучше, чем у других. Мы можем взять на свои плечи решение этого вопроса. Мы гордимся тем, что представляем своим заказчикам только качественные сервисы, которые начинаются с консультаций по выбору направления автомобильного тюнинга и предоставления оперативной информации о любых новинках в автомире до профессионального ТО и кузовного ремонта авто всех марок, как наших, так и зарубежных.
[url=http://guru-tuning.com/goods/190.html]порше панамера мансори[/url]

Taapsee Pannu said...

Taapsee Pannu
Escort Service in Connaught Place
Escort Service in Karol Bagh
Escort Service in Dwarka
Escort Service in Mahipalpur
Escort Service in Vasant Kunj
Escort Service in Vasant Vihar
Escort Service in Chanakyapuri
College Escorts in Delhi
Escort Service in Lajpat Nagar
Escort Service in Paharganj
Escort Service in Nehru Place
Escort Service in Saket
Escort Service in Gurgaon
Escort Service in Noida
Meera Chopra
Dwarka Escorts
High Class Escorts in Delhi
Russian Escorts in Delhi
Call Girls in Dwarka
Mahipalpur Escorts
Nehru Place Escorts
Uttam Nagar Escorts
Connaught Place Escorts
Safdarjung Escorts
Call Girls in Chankyapuri
Hauz Khas Call Girls
Call Girls in Karol Bagh
Delhi Escort Service
Gurgaon Escort Service
Nodia Escort Service
Jiah Khan
Escort Service in Delhi
Female Escorts in Delhi
VIP Escorts in Delhi
Escorts in Delhi
High Class Escorts in Delhi
Call Girls in Delhi
Escort Agency in Delhi
Russian Escorts in Delhi
Escort Girls in Delhi
Independent Escorts in Delhi

Janis evans said...

Thank you so much for posting...
outsource invoice processing services

5689 said...

yeezy boots 350
bottega veneta
moncler jacket
ralph lauren polo
off white jordan
nike air max
canada goose outlet
ralph lauren polo
true religion

Nu Amoorea said...

Very interesting article, thank you for sharing. I also want to share the following health articles, God willing, useful. Thank you :)

Obat Usus Buntu Tanpa Operasi
Cara Menghilangkan Kelenjar Tiroid
Cara Mengatasi Sembelit atau Konstipasi
Obat Iritasi Mata Karena Softlens

Jisoo Blackpink said...

Hello, we are from the health site admin, want to share our latest articles :

obat kanker prostat paling ampuh
cara mengobati batuk rejan secara alami
cara membersihkan paru paru secara alami
obat tradisional bab berdarah
cara mengobati telinga berair dan bau
obat telinga berair paling ampuh dan aman
obat sakit pinggang sebelah kanan tradisional

Best Course Indonesia said...

Best Course Indonesia
Easy Indonesian CoursesLearning Indonesia
Indonesia Courses
Indonesia Courses
Service HP
Makalah Bisnisilmu konten

Anonymous said...

Lampung Service
Service Center Vivo
Cara Menghidupkan HP Mati Total Baterai Tanam
Service Center Samsung
Kursus Service HP Bandar Lampung
Kursus Service HP Bandar Lampung
Kursus Service HP Tasikmalaya
Bimbel Lampung

yanmaneee said...

longchamp handbags
adidas superstar
hermes birkin
kyrie 5 shoes
kobe 11
michael kors handbags
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors

Assignment Help said...

The accounting dissertation help service you have been looking for is here. Get the best assignment help by PhD experts at affordable prices. Our assignment services are 100% risk-free and are assured by 100%.
economics dissertation help


If you want to watch free TV shows and movies using streaming websites then there is no alternative as compared to putlocker. Also, we made a list of alternatives like Putlocker sites that you can use to stream movies and TV shows.

Here is the official Putlocker website with a lot of trending and popular movies to watch.

Hosting companies and law enforcement are always taking down free streaming sites, including long-time favorite Putlockers. So what are you supposed to do when your usual top pick for free streaming isn’t working anymore?

Don’t put away that popcorn just yet! I tested 47 leading streaming sites for safety, usability, and speed. After careful review and ranking based on streaming catalog size, content, and quality, I’ve found offical proxy site of Putlockers.

Vayu said...

Great website! To watch free movies online you can use this website! All movies updated with subtitles, no sign up required. Just search and play the movie online in HD. The one and only free movies website online: visit website


In October 2018, the MPAA's report on Online Notorious Markets to the United States Trade Representative, said that the conclusion of 123movies, 123movieshub, gostream, and gomovies, by walking of a criminal examination in Vietnam in 2018, was "a significant turn of events" in combating illicit film theft administrations. In any case, the MPAA report additionally noticed that various copycat locales had risen in any event in eight different nations. In November 2018 TorrentFreak revealed locales associated or like 123Movies, for example, WatchAsap had additionally been closed somewhere around the FBI, yet were re-coordinating to other document sharing destinations.

chinu77 said...


yanmaneee said...

off white nike
supreme new york
jordan shoes
stone island
jordan shoes
nike off white
kyrie 7
lebron 18
supreme clothing

july sharma said...

The immensely famous site Fmovies Fmovies with a massive collection of movies and TV series that everyone is looking to stream and download. These movie streaming portals have a user-friendly interface and host a wide variety of movies in various genres, along with additional content like TV series and web shows. 

Ankit Ron said...

It's a wonderful game and Thank you fantasy power 11 for this great app, I find it very interesting and well thought out, and put together.
Play Carrom Board Online | Download Carrom Board Game

yanmaneee said...

yeezy boost
moncler jackets
cheap jordans
nike off white
kd shoes
kobe 9
off white
birkin bag
air jordans
yeezy supply

teju said...

Thanks for the best share and i loved it,

Chris Albert said...

managed service provider chicago
When you are looking for a Managed Service Provider in Chicago, you need to consider what advantages you will get when you choose ExterNetworks as your managed service provider.

Steve Martin said...

Super Online Class offer take my online class Service for best academic career. Have a look at our services and ask through us and get help from qualified experts.

davi said...

Enjoyed reading the article above , really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles gtx 1050 ti price in pakistan

Joker388 said...

Joker Gaming
Fafa Slot