Finding an easy buffet and memorabilia decor was tricky. I started in August and hit up the numerous sales for back-to-school. Combined with a little bit of google searching, I found a cute and easy pencil vase idea! I first saved and washed peanut butter containers. I put some spray adhesive on paper and attached it to the plastic container. I then put the pencils, eraser down, on with a hot glue gun.
I went all the way around, using the table as a level guide. The process went pretty quickly and was not too hard.
I also turned the logos on the pencils so I could use multiple brands of pencils. I then put a rubber band around the pencils and placed two contrasting decorative ribbons to hide the band and glued on a bow.
And viola! Easy decor for the party! Best part is that if you skip the hot glue, all the pencils can be donated/used! More pictures of the vase “in action” can be found here.