Sunday, May 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

I'm so excited to share with you my entry for the Peachy Keen Challenge #16 - 3D projects SOUPer Fun!  I saw this idea on Pinterest for Teacher Appreciation week and thought this was the perfect time to try it out!  I'm a pretty practical person so I wanted to think of something that she could use but was still teacher cute!  and of course homemade!  Here is what I created :)
I love love it!  I started with the an empty tomato paste can and hot glued pencils all around it.   It took 31 pencils total.
I cut the crayons from My Community and the apple from Plantin Schoolbook.  I stamped the apple with PK490 Everyday Character Face Assortment.  I cut the frame from Gypsy Wanderings, used stickers from DCWV and stamped a PK-440 Cute and Cuddly Face on it!  I used paper from DCWV Grade School Stack (such adorable prints!)
I thought long and hard on what to fill it with.  Flowers, candy, but it came down to coffee pods!  As a class we got her a Keurig for Christmas so I figured she can always use pods :)  Although it didn't hold many, 6 maybe?  I made a pocket in the frame so I could also include a gift card.  My boys are already fighting over who gets the first 'prototype'!  Now they want me to use colored pencils!  I think it turned out pretty cute!  and somewhat practical!  Thanks for looking :)


  1. very cute !! love that you put a gc peaking out of the pocket too !!! awesome job !!! Thanks soo much for linking up with us at Peachy Keen !!!

    Michelle- DT

  2. WOW, that is very creative, very cute.

  3. Eeekkkk this is sooooo cute! The teacher (ever who wins between your boys hee hee) will LOVE it!! Love the gift card holder! Thanks for playing along with us at Peachy Keen Stamps! Hugs, Leanne

  4. That is so cute to use the pencils on the outside!!

  5. What a great idea for a teacher gift. Am not even a teacher and would love to get something that cute. Love the picture you took from the top where you only see the erasers looking down into the can.

  6. wonderful, I'd love it with coloured pencils, would be so pretty done in a rainbow of colours, great idea :)

  7. This is a fabulous gift idea! I love the pencils! Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen Stamps!!

  8. Oh wow my kiddos would love to make these for their teachers. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us and thanks for playing this week over at Peachy keen Stamps.


  9. Such a super cute idea! any teacher would love to get this! Thanks for joining the PK Challenge

  10. This is so adorable! I love it!!