Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and I have one last project to share. At my daughter’s school, they do themed days during teacher appreciation week, and Wednesday is bouquet day. Each child is supposed to bring a single flower to the teacher, and together they make a bouquet. I decided it would be fun to make a Crayon Vase to hold that bouquet, and as an added bonus it doubles as a pencil holder later.
Crayon Vase Teacher Gift
For now, it has silk flowers in it. But for the teacher, it will have a bouquet of fresh flowers from each child in the class. Cute, right?
What’s great about this project is that it is low cost. In fact, my out-of-pocket cost was under $1 — for the glass paint. I always stock up on $.25 crayons at back to school time, so I had those on hand. And the vase – that is a Yankee Candle! I always save the cylinder Yankee candle jars for projects, and it worked perfect for this.
I used Citrus Fresh, from my Young Living starter kit, to make quick work of the Yankee Candle label. No gross chemicals, just two drops of Citrus Fresh and my vase was clean (and smelled great!).
After painting the vase, cure it in the oven according to package directions or let sit for 21 days. (Who thinks that far in advance? Mine went into the oven!)
Plus the crayon vase is like two gifts in one because long after the flowers have wilted, it can continue to use this vase as a pencil holder.
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