Ginger Snap Crafts: {blast from the past} pencil holder ~ teacher gift idea

{blast from the past} pencil holder ~ teacher gift idea

Need an easy & cute {annnd cheap!} idea for a teacher gift?
Well, here is a blast from the past!
I shared this cute & easy pencil holder last year
when my blog was brand spanking new,
so I’m not sure many of you saw it.  Winking smile
I made these for my kiddos’ teachers last year.
It’s 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!}
Here's how I made it:
1. Cut a 2x4 into 7 inch blocks.
2. Then I 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 later.}
3. Then I painted the blocks black.
Let them dry really good.  Then I applied my vinyl lettering.
5. Tied a bow around the top. 
Then I stuck in my pencils.
{How easy is that?}
All done!

Thank you so much stopping by my blog!
If this is your first time visiting I’d love to keep in touch.


  1. I love this idea, I will have to keep it in mind! I am a new follower and very excited to get to know you!

  2. Oh, I love this one! So simple, yet absolutely adorable! My kind of project. :)

  3. Love this idea! I really like the contrast of the black and the yellow.

  4. This is so sweet! Looks like something you'd buy in a high end store...way to go! xo wendy

  5. That is so cute! I need my students to make one for me...

  6. Thanks for hosting, Ginger! Have a great day :)

  7. Such a great idea!!! What a wonderful gift to the teacher! love it!


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