8.22.2012

Back to School Bouquets


Well, the kids are definitely back in school.  We are starting to get into a bit of a routine.  I like to start the year off with a gift for my kid's teachers.  It's simple Math - Happy Teacher = Happy Students!  Last year I made fresh Apple Scones for the teachers and the year before, I made reuseable coffee cup sleeves.  


This year I thought a flower bouquet would brighten their day.  These we easy to make and really didn't cost too much.  

Supplies:
Pencils (about 32)
Crayons (about 25)
An empty baby food jar
An empty Starbucks Frappacino Bottle
2 rubber bands
Ribbon
Flowers


For the pencil vase, I wrapped an empty frappacino bottle with an elastic band and the inserted the pencils all the same direction.  And for the crayon vase I just used an empty baby food jar.  Then I simply tied a cute ribbon around the rubber band to hide it and then filled them with flowers.


Are your back into a routine with the start of school?  Is that routine welcomed or are you longing for more summer?


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6 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! So vivid and simple. Really cheers up before the school. :)

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  2. This is SOOOO easy and sweet! My mother in law is a school principal and I know she would love these!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  3. That's such a great idea! When I tried it I hot glued the pencils and crayons to the vase for extra security.

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  4. cute! might have to make one for my desk!!

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  5. These are a super cute idea, but my husband thinks it would look like we're suckin up to the teacher :/ my daughter goes to private school and last year her teacher was HORRID! But she just met her new teacher and really liked her, so why not give a gift saying thank u for not being horrid like last years teacher... Not that we'd put that in a card or anything ;)
    Does anyone think this is sucking up?? Thanks for the idea tho!

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  6. My husband and I are both teachers. We love "sucking up". It's nice to be appreciated, teachers don't get much of that. You will be doing your child a favor by showering their teacher with gifts. If the teacher feels loved and appreciated, their students well feel the benefits as well. Happy Teacher = Happy Students!

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