Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up next week and now's the time to get creating if you want to make a special handmade gift! Today I am going to share with you how to transform plain old pencils into a beautiful bouquet just like this! And although it looks like it would take a lot of time, Core'dinations new Party Mixers make this project quick and easy! I am kind of crazy for this new set of embellishments from Core'dinations - I expect you will be seeing a lot more of them in projects from me!
Pencil Flower Bouquet Supply List:
- Party Mixers Rosette Garland Kits: Broken China, Scattered Straw, Coral, and Purple Grandeur
- Party Mixers - Paper Pops Brights
- Darice Sparkle Tape - Gold
- Darice Sparkle Tape - Silver
- Glue Gun
- Liquid Adhesive
- May Arts Ribbon
- Terra Cota Pot
Step 1: Wrap Glitter Tape around the pencils to pretty up the stems. I left about 2 inches at the bottom of the pencil so that they could be sharpened and usable if she wanted them to be used.
Step 2: Add a dot of hot glue to the eraser tip and attach a rosette there.
Step 3: Continue to add all the Rosettes to the pencils. I did ten total and that filled out the pot nicely.
Technique Tip: Because of the canvas texture of the Core Cardstock and the thickness these will soak up the hot glue quickly and don't need much time at all to dry. I spent less than five minutes doing the glue part!
Step 4: Add the Paper Pops to the center of the Rosettes using a quick drying liquid adhesive.
Technique Tip: As you go through your Paper Pops package make sure you look at both sides of the Pops! At first I wasn't sure how to use them thinking I had a lot of letters and that wasn't going to work for my flowers. But when I flipped them over I figured out they have a cute icon on the back of each one! Perfect for this project and so versatile!
Step 5: Add some ribbon to your pot and fill it with rice (or beans or coffee beans or something that will help hold your pencils in place)
Party Mixers made this project so easy! I love how versatile they are and that they can be used for all kinds of celebrations! I don't know a teacher out there who wouldn't love to receive something like this! I think I may make one for my homework area at home!