My husband and I have always been pretty active in the kids classrooms. We have volunteered in many capacities. My husband was the token guy chaperon for almost 4 years in elementary school for both of the kids. I was in the PTA and did a lot of baking for those groups. What our volunteering did was to help us gain an appreciation for the teacher’s and their dedication.
I love to give back in any way I can, even if just in a small way. The kids and I love to make homemade gifts for their teachers and principal. This year, we decided to make this really cute and clever Crayon Flower Vase. It is so easy to make, very affordable and the end result is super cute.
All you need is:
- A small vase (we got ours from the Dollar store)
- 48 Crayons (you may need less or more, depending on the size of your vase)
- A glue gun or glue dots
Step 1: Attach a glue dot, or a small dab of the glue gun onto each crayon. Line up the crayon with the bottom of the vase. Repeat until you have covered the whole vase.
Step 2: Cut a length of ribbon to fit around the vase and tie a bow. Fold it in half and make a crease. Attach a glue dot or spot of glue from the glue gun where you made the crease. This will keep the ribbon from slipping.
Step 4: Bring your ribbon around to the front and tie a bow. You may want to put a spot of glue on the sides if they seem to slip down. Now you are ready to fill your vase with some flowers or a nice succulent and give to your favorite teacher!