Whipperberry, you might think I totally copied their version here. And, really who could blame me if I had, right? They always make great stuff! But, no, this one I had done and finished before I even saw theirs- so how's that for great minds thinking alike, right?
The kids' teachers are always asking for classroom donations for things like pencils and glue, so this was a way to give them something they use/need and making it cute to boot!
Want to make your own pencil bouquet? Look no further. :)
Punch your flower shapes out of various pattern and colors of paper. I used three different flower shapes, but you can do what you like. :)
Layer the flowers in a pleasing layout and poke a thumbtack through the center.
Push the thumb tack through the eraser of one pencil.
Repeat with the remaining flowers/ pencils.
Push the pencils into the floral foam to create your arrangement. I did not sharpen my pencils first.
I used a plastic template I have to get the tag shape, but it would be fairly simple to just free hand one. I used small flower punch outs for the 'o's in bloom. (just stating the obvious)
Tie a ribbon around the bucket, add your tag, and NOW you're done!! See, doesn't that make all the difference in the world?
Now go say thank you to a teacher- it's the nice thing to do. :)
p.s. I LOVE how the girls at Whipperberry used ribbon on each pencil, so I'd probably add that to mine next time. ;)Linked up to Whipperberry's Friday Flair party.