Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #84 Teacher Appreciation Day

Last year for Teacher Appreciation Day I made a "Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils" and it was a big hit among my crafty friends and my daughter's teacher. So I thought I would stick with what works and make one again this year. I did go into a bit more detail this year, though. I had a very pretty bouquet finished when my six-year old told me it looked more like a baby shower bouquet than a teacher bouquet and asked for brighter colors.

This is a very quick, very inexpensive gift idea. The flowers are cut from Mother's Day Bouquet (as are the leaves and circles). The flowers and leaves are cut at 2" and the pink center circles are cut at .75". Simply cut the shapes. Adhere the pink dot to the center. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the center of the flower and stick the pencil eraser through. So simple!

The supplies for this project cost me $5: The bucket is from the dollar bin at Target, 2 packages of pencils, and a piece of foam from the floral section at the craft store.  (This year I stocked up on these $1 pails since I have so many different ideas of how to use them!)

The stamps is from a great set of teacher stamps that I bought from

Head over to Cooking With Cricut and show us what you have concocted for the teachers in your lives! Coming from a family of teachers I can tell you how much they appreciate simple gifts when they come with a personal card with kind words showing that you do appreciate the love and energy the pour into your child!

I am also entering this into a coulpe of other challenge:


  1. Cute project Melissa. Great flowers!!

  2. Love the sentiment and the pencils are so cute and useful. My parents were both teachers, I taught 33 years and now one of my daughters teaches. Personal notes are the best.

  3. These are going to be loved! Really like your project, nice and colourful too. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Inspiration Paint challenge...

  4. What a great idea and project ! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  5. So cute and fun! What a great project, Melissa!


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