Teacher Appreciate Week is coming up!  When I was a classroom teacher, I was always asking parents to send more pencils to class.  With that in mind, I made this fun pencil gift holder to give to the teacher to show appreciation and help end the school year with plenty of supplies.  You could put something else in the gift container (art brushes, candy, markers, etc.) or make it a gift for a student.

**This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!**

Supplies:

  • Plastic Crayon Bank 
  • Craft knife
  • Fabric scraps
  • Mod Podge 


Step one:  I used a large plastic crayon bank purchased at Dollar Tree.  Use a craft knife to cut the tip off the crayon, to cut a two inch section under that, and to cut a 10 inch section on the bottom.  

Step two:  Cut the smallest tube as pictured, and trim about 1/4 inch to make a tube that will sit inside the largest tube.  This will help keep the lid from falling off.  Hot glue the piece in place as pictured.  If you like, cover the piece with washi tape, as I did, before you glue it.


Step three:  Cut a piece of fabric to fit around the tube.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the fabric.

Step four:  Make a fabric bow to place around the top of the crayon.

Finally, fill your crayon gift container up!  I’m filling mine with pencils, but as I mentioned earlier, you could fill it up with lots of other items.  It would even make a cute craft supply organizer to keep at home.  Have fun crafting and creating!

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