Friday, August 1, 2014

Back-to-School Vase/Pencil Holder

Even though school is still over a month away in NY, I know many other parts of the country are getting ready for back-to-school.  I was inspired by crayons being on sale (25 cents at Staples!).

Supplies needed:

  • 1 square short container
  • 2 boxes of crayons (24 count)
  • Glue gun

Lay out the crayons in the order you want them to be glued on the side of the container.  Once the glue gun is heated, carefully apply glue to one side of the crayon and place it on the container.  Remember hot glue dries quickly and is VERY hot to the fingers!  Keep repeating until the side is completed.

Repeat three more times, until all four sides are completed.  I like adding flowers for the first day of school.  I also include in a separate bag, pencils, pens and "marbles/glass pebbles."  I include a note, that explains: once the flowers have died, use the marbles/glass pebbles as a filler in the container to hold the pens and pencils.

How simple is this?  I would love your feedback on this back-to-school "craftastic!"

I posted this originally at Outnumbered 3 to 1.


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