Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils

My favorite line from you've got mail "I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address".

I have a fetish for school supplies. I love them. Really love them! The smell of pencils is intoxicating, lol. So, when I saw a friend post this project I had to do it too. It's teacher appreciation week and we're sending this in for my daughter's teacher in the morning.

The flowers are 2 inch flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet and the paper is a combination of random scraps. Then I just used a hole punch in the center and stuck the eraser through.  The projects cost me $2 ($1 for pencils and the bucket was from the $1 bin at Target).
I'm entering this at the Fantubulous Cricut Challenge to make a project with at least 3 flowers.
Also at Cooking with Cricut for a similar challenge that must include purple (I know you can't see it well, but there are at least 5 purple flowers in there, lol!. Also at Amber's Crafts and Stuff where the project is to make a project for a special lady (my daughter's teacher!).


  1. I would love a bouquet like this! It is so beautiful! hehe...I'm a school supply junkie too!! My husband doesn't understand it but he has given in to it now after 12 years. He has finally started filling my christmas stocking with packs of pens, pencils and paper. He also cannot figure out why we need an entire case of 50 composition notebooks sitting in our bedroom. Well, they only cost $.05 each (back to school clearance) and they make great gifts when they are covered and pretty!! Good Luck with the challenges!

  2. Love this!! I will have to remember this idea for Kaylee's teacher. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  3. What a fun idea and do not feel bad about your school supply fetish...I have that one as well..LOVE back to school time

  4. So cute! I SO understand your love for school supplies.

    The smell of a brand new pencil (or box of crayons) is enough to send me reeling!!!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.


  5. Great project. I bet the teacher loved them. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

  6. So cute:) What a fun project to make and give away!! So colorful! TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT

  7. I love this project.What a great idea.

  8. I also love the smell of pencils lol. A great project and a a really fun gift for anyone. Love the erasers serving as flower centers...really great fun. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's For A Special Lady challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

  9. What a cute idea! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at FCCB!


  10. Such a cute idea! This would be awesome for any teacher in your life! great job with the challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!


  11. What a great idea! Wonderful teacher's appreciation gift. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  12. What a wonderful gift for your favorite teacher or accountant! Too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  13. OMG- this is genius! I love it.
    TFS with us at FCCB.

  14. What a precious bouquet! The best kind of flower...won't wilt! Thank you for sharing with us at I am your newest follower and looking forward to more!



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