There's quite a few of these roaming around Pinterest. Ours is a tin can upcycled into a great gift for your teacher or classroom aid. (Or your principal...I'm kind of partial to them since I'm married to one).
Teacher Appreciation week is the second week in May...
this would also be great for a last day of school gift!
Sometimes I think this blog should be called the House of Hot Glue.
Just start gluing your pencils to your cans. I found it easier to put a bunch of glue on the can itself and then stick 2-3 pencils on a time. Mine also ended up being the messier ones...the other girls were a little more careful than me and glued theirs one at a time.
Just keep working your way around. If you mess up, you can always pull one off and reposition it with new hot glue. Once all of your pencils are glued, take a bit of ribbon and tie it around as well. We put a dab of glue under the backside of the ribbon to make sure it wouldn't slide off.
If you need another idea for teacher appreciation or an end of school gift, check out my Crayon Monogram tutorial as well:
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