Last week I professed my love for the quintessential school supplies product… the pencil. Well, I think it’s safe to say I’m still bit by the bug. But how could you not be smitten with such a simple, versatile, happy yellow utensil that is not only useful, but makes adorable crafts?
Now, I’m all about this fabulous pencil vase. There are several great blog posts out there, but this tutorial from Homemade Serenity is great and easy to follow. All you need is a glass jar (safer than tin or aluminum), lots of unsharpened pencils, a hot glue gun, and a ribbon (optional).
Take the jar and with your hot glue gun, start gluing the pencils upright around the jar. Make sure your pencils are standing straight up and press them down firmly so they set in place.
Once you’re finished gluing your pencils down, you can tie a pretty ribbon around it as a final touch. Now it’s all ready for some flowers—fresh, silk, or paper!
These are perfect for teachers’ gifts or decorating a child’s desk. You can also use colored pencils instead of #2 pencils for a colorful variation. Now you have two fabulous crafts featuring pencils without having written a word!