Friday, July 29, 2011

day fifty: a pencil vase or lolly container

the finished container filled with lollies!
day fifty ... ooohhh how exciting, fifty down and plenty of inspiring ideas and days still ahead :) today we are delving into thank you gifts for teachers or those who would appreciate a vase or container wrapped in pencils!  this gift idea is pinned to my home school projects board and is from the blog of 1 wasabi mommy. cool website love all the different ideas she has posted there for all kinds of things ... especially the teacher appreciation ideas!

the original concept is a vase surrounded in pencils, i thought i would like to fill mine with lollies instead of flowers for my lovely friend who helps us with our home schooling resources.

what you need .. a word of advice, i actually had to call my
sweet husband to get more pencils on the way home from
work because a circumference of even a small glass is a
long way round for pencils (this one took 30 pencils!)
attaching the pencils to the glass with
hot glue
i used hot glue to attach the pencils around the glass and the ribbon to the pencils :)
filled and ready for giving :)
outcome: totally stoked!  it was actually really hard to get started because i had trouble getting the first pencils straight up and down ... i know it looks easy but the first couple took a little bit of getting and then the rest were a breeze!  can't wait to give this to our lovely friend :)

many thanks to 1 wasabi mommy for taking the time to find such wonderful ideas and filling her blog with such awesome inspiration ... it is definitely worth a peek-a-boo if you love pretty things you can make yourself!


hernewleaf said...

I just discovered your blog via the Pinterest blog - what a project! I can't wait to browse through your posts!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

thank you so much :)

Expat with Kids said...

Another superb idea. I'll try that with Swiss flag pencils (the Swiss flag is white and red) and maybe put some candles in them for the Swiss National Day! Thanks for sharing!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

sounds like a great idea expat with kids ... let me know when its done so i can see it :)