DIY Crayon Vase Teacher Gift

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

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.  

Crayon Vase Materials
If you don’t have an empty candle on hand, you can buy a similar vase at Michaels. But I love that I was able to upcycle the candle holder, and I bet you would have never known if I didn’t tell you!

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!). 

Citrus Fresh Label Remover
Because this is a gift for my daughter’s teacher, I let her paint the vase with glass paint. I bought my paint at Michaels, but you can find glass paint at any craft store. 

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!)

Glass Paint
My trusty hot glue gun made it easy to attach the crayons around the vase. It actually took 36 crayons to cover the vase.

Crayon Vase Tutorial
When it was done I decided it needed one more thing, so I added a pretty red bow. 

Teacher Gift Crayon Vase
I made the crayon vase for Teacher Appreciation Week, but it would also be cute for the end of school or back to school. For all of the homeschooling moms, this would also be really cute in a kids playroom. 

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. 

Crayon Pencil Holder Teacher Gift

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