Teacher Appreciation Craft~ "Thanks for helping me grow!"

Teacher Appreciation WEEK is coming right up. I made this last year, but wanted to share it with you all to help give you an idea. I have plans for something new this year, and hope to share it later next week.

I made flower pencils in a recycled SLIM FAST can/pot. 

Here is what I did~ I used a recycled slim fast can. I removed the lid and tossed it. Pulled off the paper Slim Fast wrapper and tossed it as well. Emptied any remaining powder, then wiped the can out with a very lightly damp paper towel. I have had the pack of pencils FOREVER.

I traced the right length of paper I would need, by using the can as my guide. Then I cut to size. glued on with glue dots and a glue stick.

then you will make your flowers. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge for my Cricut for the flowers, and for the circles I used Platinum Schoolbook cartridge. I attached the pencils to the back with glue dots. Tied a bow around the center of the can and cut out a “H” initial for his Teachers Last name. The “H” was again from the Platinum Schoolbook cartridge.
I stuffed the can with left over shredded paper from Easter.

Then I made a simple tag/card…

and I stuck the hand made greeting tag/card inside the can.



  1. Love it! Very cute!

  2. This turned out very cute. I don’t have very many cartridges yet for my machine, but I look forward to getting some of these. I’m sure his teacher will love it

  3. So cute! I love this idea. I will probably be stealing it. 🙂

  4. Teachers are going to fight over having your kids in their classes! So cute.

  5. Wow! I love this idea and I love your blog!!

  6. Super cute. I did something similar. I may post later. Great job.

  7. Super cute. I did something similar. I may post later. Great job.

  8. Great idea! I am working on the T.A. gift tomorrow!
    Have a great day!

  9. Great Job, any teacher would love such a thoughtful gift

  10. I saw something similar on Family Fun and was thinking of doing my own spin on the project. This is so cute! Love your flower pot too :).

  11. Super cute so glad you shared this one 🙂

  12. Love it! So cute! : )

  13. love this idea!!!

  14. Too cute! I love this idea!!


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  15. I loved your craft and just wanted to let you know I did a version of my own and linked you in my post. This was just to perfect. Thank you

  16. I love this!
    I am going to feature this on Monday!

  17. This is such a great idea!!

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