August 27, 2010

DIY teacher gifts: personalized pencil jars


Kindergarten begins next week for little Miss Wavey.  With the glass etching cream I used the other day, I personalized $1.00 glass jars and stuffed about $4.00 worth of colored pencils in each, tied a ribbon around them, and presto: instant, inexpensive DIY teacher gifts.


If you have doubts about glass etching, please know that it's about as easy as smearing toothpaste on a stencil.  I mean it!

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15 comments:

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

These are so cute! I love all the colored pencils sprouting out of the jar...colors always make me happy. :)

Kristy {the purple pug} said...

Okay...I'm officialy in love...I am thisclose to attempting now. Off to MIchaels:)

Amy said...

These are so super cute!!! So easy too. Another great idea!

EmilyRSPS said...

Ok...I'm totally reading your blog at work today. I know shame on me! Just taking a happy break!When I saw this project I went "Oh my gosh, that is so cute!" A teacher sitting by me had to come over and see what I was looking at! We all agree that we would love to receive this as a gift!

You have inspired me to give it a try! :D

Ash J. said...

I love these! I hope one of my student's parents read your blog and make me one! :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Love these!

Into Ablivia said...

Great idea! You should repost at the end of the school year or at Christmas too!!

The Bonjour Four said...

how cute are those! I love them and might just have to try them out. Love your blog!

Tania - JULIAN & Co. said...

I love this idea for teacher gifts.
I'm off to try too :o)

tracey said...

this is SERIOUSLY CUTE!!! SELL THESE! I need an order for three please :)

Em said...

Those are so cute! I want to make some!

Sara D. said...

I was never super impressed by glass etching...until I saw your stuff, of course!!! I was out of town this weekend with some girlfriends, in a small lake town in Missouri, and we tried REALLY hard to find etching cream. No luck, but it is on my list of things to track down this week. Love the scalloped circle. You are a genius.

Momma and her little sweetpea said...

Lelan- i LOVE these!! So, so cute! If Mia were older and going to school, I would definitely want to try this! :)

LeighAnne said...

The teachers in your school are gonna fight over who gets your kids in their class!!
Adorable teacher gifts!

albina N muro said...

Kindergarten begins next week for little Miss Wavey. With the glass etching cream I used the other day, I personalized $1.00 glass jars and stuffed about $4.00 worth of colored pencils in each, tied a ribbon around them, and presto: instant, inexpensive DIY teacher gifts. hampers