Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pretty Pencil Holder Teacher’s Gift

I am a huge fan of teachers, and my kids have some really amazing ones this year.  I love to make homemade gifts for holidays and the end of the year (plus a gift card for coffee, food or books).  I usually sew up something nice like a purse, tote, or apron.  This year, being in school, I did not have much time for those kind of gifts.
So I decided to make something simpler, but still plenty cute!
Are you looking for a homemade gift to work on for a teacher?  Why not consider these:
Sweetly Embellished Pencil Holders
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Teachers can use them at school to hold extra pencils and pens, or take them home to use for holding whatever they like!
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I bought these boxes, paper, and ribbon at Hannah’s in Antioch, Illinois.  I got the idea there as well.  Look at your local craft store, they may have similar boxes.  You just paint them (you may want to sand them a bit), cut out rectangular pieces of scrapbook paper just a bit smaller than the sides of the box, glue them on, glue ribbon and/or ric rac around the top and bottom and add whatever decorative accents you choose to cute them up!
And Voila!  A great gift that a teacher would love!  You could even make a more masculine version for a male teacher.
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I originally posted this project with empty pencil holders.  Here they are with the pencils.  To make these, buy some school approved brand pencils.  Cut out flags of the desired size from your left over cardstock (mine was double sided, so there were a lot of choices).  I made a template and then used it for all of the cardstock flags.  Then double knot some decorative ribbon on one side, or both, of your flag.

This project shared at
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  1. Super cute. I would love if you shared it with my readers on my link party.



  2. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!


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