These are our last minute DIY teacher gifts.
And it was perfect, because we had a piece of 4' x 4' lying around the shop.
My boss cut it for me to about 3.5" high.
I used my largest drill bit to drill the holes for the pencils.
It wasn't quite large enough so I had to swirl it around and make the hole bigger, so some of the holes are not straight and the pencils sit a little crooked. But it couldn't be helped and it just adds to the charm, right? :)
I distressed the edges just a bit.
I also put together the little saying on a notebook paper background.
I just printed that right off the inkjet printer.
The kids chose some scrapbook paper they liked.
(I made sure they only got to pick from coordinating colors)
I mod podged it on and then added the graphic I had printed over that.
I bought 2 packs of colorful pencils at the dollar store and put those in the holder.
They look nice and pretty.
And the project was easy as pie really.
I hope the teachers like them!
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