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Teacher Appreciation

21 Jan

Imagine having 30 kids that constantly are looking to you for six hours a day for 180 days every year.  No, you are not part of the Duggar family, you are a teacher.  One of those hard working, under appreciated breed of men and women that day in and day out give it their all to better our future, one child at a time.  Every year in May, Teacher Appreciation Day comes around.  Here are some ideas that let your child’s teacher know they are doing a great job.

Also, if you can read this, don’t forget to thank a teacher!!

Pencil Vase

17 May

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.