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Make a Crayon Flower Vase for a Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you've run out of ideas for teacher appreciation gifts, here's something that's super easy to put together.
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August 31, 2023

If you’ve run out of ideas for teacher appreciation gifts, here’s something that’s super easy to put together and yet will still show how much you appreciate the teacher. 

Colorful crayons wrap around a recycled can, held in place by a rubber band, which is then covered up by a ribbon. The container can be used as a vase for fresh or artificial flowers, or it can make handy desk storage for pencils and other school supplies. 

What you’ll need:

8 1/2-ounce metal can
Rubber band
Crayons
Ribbon

1. Wash and dry an 8 1/2-ounce metal can. This is the small can that contains vegetables and fruit. Place a rubber band around the middle. Be careful, as the rim of some cans can be sharp.

2. Insert crayons between the rubber band and the can, going all the way around until you’ve surrounded the can with crayons. 

3. Hide the rubber band with a decorative ribbon. I found this alphabet ribbon at Michael’s. Then fill the container with real or artificial flowers.


Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.

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