Ginger Snap Crafts: fab friday {teacher appreciation gift}

fab friday {teacher appreciation gift}

Need an easy & cute idea for a teacher gift?

Then try this {fabulous} pencil holder!
This one is personalized with our school colors, name & mascot!
{Just think of all the different colors & styles you could do it in to match YOUR school!}

Best of all it was super easy,
and didn't cost me a thing.
{Just used what we already had around the house!}
Love how it turned out,
& hoping my kiddos {fabulous} teachers like it, too! :)

Here's how I made it:

1. Cut a two x four into 7 inch blocks.

2. Had the hubby drill some pencil sized holes along the top!

{Try to make sure they are all the same depth, so your pencils will be even.}

3. Painted the blocks black.
{I love this brand of paint!  It's the best!}

4. Applied my vinyl lettering.

Then the overlay.

5. Tied a bow around the top.

6. Stuck in my pencils.
 {How easy is that?}

All done!

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  1. Not sure why {or how} this is posting on Thursday instead of Friday. It says Friday! Guess it couldn't wait. :)

  2. Love this idea for a gym teacher or coach's desk!!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

  3. This is so cool, thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Very cute... great personalized gift for a teacher. :) Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Wind Down. If Google would ever get Friend Connect back up I could follow your blog!

  5. Love this project, it is so cute! Any teacher would love it. I featured it on my facebook page, and thanks for linking up to Saturday Swagger this week!

  6. What a great idea! They look great and I love how you used school colors too.

    New follower from the hop! Come visit me at Considering The Fields and enter my $10 Amazon GC giveaway to celebrate the launch of my blog! :) Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi! I'm a new follower! :) Can't wait to get to know you better!

  8. Cool teacher gift idea! Thanks for sharing it. I'm your newest follower from the Monday blog hop! Would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! :)

  9. Hi Ginger~

    What a fab idea!! I am the new PTA President at my children's school & I am always looking for great ideas, thanks for sharing. :) Happy to be a new follower of your great blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. I have also added your fun link party button to my Blog Bash Link Page!!


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  10. This is a fabulous teacher gift. What teacher would not love it. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  11. Love this!! Here is a good gift idea... You have to scroll down though. Cheap and Easy!!

  12. Too cute! I would love for you to link up tomorrow at "It's a Party"!

  13. This is so cute! I'm a teacher so I think I'm going to make one for my desk. What fonts did you use? They are both really fun!

  14. This would be a fun gift for a teacher who loans out pencils or pens. In my middle-school classroom, I had to MARK my writing utensils so I'd get them back...with a distinctive topper like a fluff of curling ribbon. Something like this would have been super cute, especially with "Loaners: please return before you leave class" added on!

  15. I like that you used the school colors and name. You see a lot of things with the teacher's name, but not the school's. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  16. This is super cute! It's different than most teacher appreciation gifts I've seen lately. I have a brand new link party on Tuesdays and would love for you to share this!

    - Sarah

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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