I did it:
after I pinned it:
A sweet bouquet of sunflowers, posing in a pencil-wrapped vase, ready to present to our first-grade teacher on the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week. As one of the homeroom moms, I'm responsible for coordinating the Teacher Appreciation effort. And while the week will culminate in a practical presentation of gift cards, we wanted to surprise our beloved teacher with something pretty or fun every day.
Pinterest to the rescue. For this copycat project, I used a plain glass vase and ribbon I had on hand, exactly 40 pencils at a cost of $1.50, and a $10 bouquet of sunflowers. I simply inserted the pencils between two rubber bands on the vase, and then covered the bands with ribbon. I chose not to glue so that the pencils and vase would be reusable. Total cost, $11.50; total time invested, about 10 minutes.
How are you celebrating your teachers this week?
(Sharing with Making the World Cuter and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)