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Easy DIY Teacher Gift this Holiday Season - Just in time for Chanukah & Christmas!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Don't forget to bring your child's teacher a little something this holiday season. Be it for Chanukah, Christmas or another holiday they celebrate, this cute idea will work wonders!

What you will need:
  • 1 glass vase - can be purchased for $1-$2 from the dollar store (you can also use a small vase or tin if you'd like)
  • 1 hot glue gun + glue (can be purchased from Michaels - I used a mini hot glue gun for $10 from Michaels and glue sticks purchased from the dollar store)
  • coloured pencils - the amount will depend on the size of your vase (if you chose to go with a small tin, use crayons instead); make sure the vase is shorter than your pencils, or the tin is shorter than your crayons
  • ribbon
  • faux flower (or any other decorative accessory you'd like to use) 
  • chocolate/treats/flowers to fill the vase - optional
If you plan on giving this for Christmas, I recommend using a glass vase with chocolates.


If you plan on giving this for Chanukah, I recommend using a glass vase with chocolate coins and mini dreidels:).

Simply start by gluing your coloured pencils to the vase with a strip of hot glue at the bottom and towards the top. Small segments usually work best. Add pencils in a colour pattern of your choosing. 

Once your pencils (or crayons) have surrounded the vase, you'll just attach a ribbon around the pencils with a few dabs of hot glue. You can choose an additional accessory, such as a colouful  or animal ribbon to match the theme of your child's teacher's room. Then, just attach a simple bright flower to the seam where the two ends of the ribbon meet. You could use anything else as well. Other ideas include: hand painting the teacher's name on a plain ribbon, attaching a small wooden letter/monogram or a dreidel. The ribbon and other accessories are completely optional.

Here is a video of how I made this neat pretty vase:).

Feel free to fill the vase with a bouquet of flowers, school supplies, holiday toys or treats and chocolates for your favourite teacher!

Happy Holidays!

Disclaimer: This post was written by Stella V.

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