TEACHER GIFT ~ what girl doesn’t love flowers?

Last year, Daughter #1 had a student teacher for the last half of the year. 


I don't know about you, but I feel so bad for student teachers. Being thrown into a whole classroom full of crazy fourth graders could cause anyone to have a nervous breakdown! I didn't understand how kids tick until about my fourth child. I'm an EXPERT now 😉


To continue with my story: The student teacher, Miss E, is a beautiful 21 year old Southern girl with a sweet Southern drawl and a kind heart. 


Well,  next week Miss E is starting in her brand new job as a third grade teacher about two hours away from me. (Sad face) This past weekend, my two daughters and I took a road trip over to visit her before she starts her teaching career.


I never go anywhere empty handed so I wanted to make her something for her new classroom. Where do I go for inspiration?


PINTEREST, of course!


I saw many neat gifts but I have a tender heart for flowers. I can't grow them, mind you, but I love to look at them and smell them.

This was my favorite.


So I went to AC Moore and bought

* a square vase (the picture vase is round)

* ribbon

* pretty flowers

Then I went to Target to buy a box of unsharpened pencils.



I hot glued the pencils to the sides of the vase.

PicMonkey Collagepencils


I wrapped the pencils with four tight rubberbands to make the pencils even more secure. To hide them, I hot glued two different color ribbons with a bow in the front.




The flowers add a little punch of beauty and 




Miss E posted a picture of the vase on her new desk!! I was so excited to see it and the picture next to it. Two of my favorite people EVER!!!



Hope y'all are enjoying your Monday. My weekend went by WAY too fast!

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  1. I love this idea, it's so cute!  I remember my dad was a teacher when I was growing up and he loved stuff like this.  Great job!

    I would love it if you linked up with our party this week!

    • Thanks Randi~ I love the idea that she’ll be able to use it for a long time filling it with flowers her students bring her or pencils. Whatever. And I hope she thinks of me whenever she looks at it 🙂 ~Linda

  2. I'm a 3rd grade teacher, and I would LOVE to get this adorable gift! I may have to follow in your footsteps for my daughter's first grade teacher.

    • Thanks Erin~ Miss E loved it and she can look at it and think of us. She can fill it with flowers her students bring in for her. And it cheers up her desk. I think your daughter’s teacher would love it, too. Good luck! ~Linda

  3. Linda,

    I know she loved it!  You are such a sweet thoughtful person!  Your family is so lucky!

    • Thanks LeeAnn~I sure miss seeing your pretty face around Turner Creek. Hope you're doing well!! Love, Linda