If you’re looking for a back to school teacher gift idea, here’s a fun one. Teachers can’t seem to get enough writing utensils–probably because they disappear from their desk so quickly. Well these unique and decorative flower pencils will most likely stay put. They’re not something that students will easily walk away with by accident.
First I made the flowers from Indian Summer patterned paper with my Flower Punch Board and used my Brad Setter and Piercing Tool to punch two small holes near the center of the flowers. Then I threaded a length of florist wire from the Flower Stem Kit through the holes in the flower and wrapped the ends around a #2 pencil.
Then I wrapped the pencil tightly with green florist tape to hold everything in place. I added a small dot of hot glue between the bottom of the flower and the tip of the eraser to secure the flower, and Enamel Dots to the flower centers to cover the wire.
An empty and washed pickle jar makes the perfect container. I added some burlap ribbon and clear river rocks to finish it off. Your child’s teacher will love receiving this gift!