A+ Teacher’s Gifts with Celeb Courtney Sixx (Yes, she really makes these!)

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These holiday teacher gifts get top grades for creativity 

We know. it’s not even Thanksgiving—so isn’t it just a little too early to think about teacher holiday gifts? Well, if you have some on your list, then maybe not. And soon enough you’ll be busy planning holiday menus, making travel plans, buying and wrapping presents for family and friends but you don’t those all important favorite teachers definitely don’t want to be an afterthought. Instead of a box of chocolates, a coffee mug or a bunch of supermarket flowers, show them just how much you appreciate their inspiration and creativity in the classroom with a project of your own. Bouquet Box founder and lifestyle/Hollywood DIY expert Courtney Sixx created these teacher inspired vases that are simple to make, totally school savvy, match any arrangement and are fun to work on with your kids. Reminder: don’t forget an apple to give along with the display!

Ruler Vase

For this project, you will need:

Inexpensive cylinder vase (one you don’t mind parting with)

12-inch wooden rulers (enough to cover the vase when positioned vertically from base of lid to lip)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

1. Heat glue gun.

2. When glue is ready, place zigzag strip of glue along back of one ruler.

3. Place ruler with markings facing on vase, with one edge of ruler aligning with bottom of vase.

4. Repeat with more rulers until vase is completely covered; if spacing is uneven for final ruler placement, position so its side edges rest on rulers at either side. (ruler markings should be all facing same direction, last ruler may overlap a little resting on top of two rulers because there may not be the exact amount of space for rulers to all fit perfectly)

Crayon Vase

For this project you will need:

Lucite or glass vase

Jumbo crayons

Three-inch wide grosgrain ribbon, trimmed 12 inches longer than width of vase

Hot glue gun and glue stick

1. Heat glue gun.

2. When glue is ready, place strip of glue along back of one crayon.

3. Affix crayon to center of ribbon; length and width-wise.

4. Repeat gluing and affixing crayons, being mindful of alternating crayon colors to create a rainbow pattern, until enough crayons are on ribbon to cover the outside of vase.

5. Let dry and then tie ribbon on to vase with crayons on outside; secure with knot and trim edges.

Pencil Vase

For this project you will need:

Lucite or glass vase

Standard pencils

Three-inch wide grosgrain ribbon, trimmed 9 inches longer than width of vase

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

1. Heat glue gun.

2. When glue is ready, place strip of glue along back of one pencils.

3. Affix pencil to center of ribbon; length and width-wise. .

4. Repeat gluing and affixing pencils until enough pencils are on ribbon to cover the outside of vase.

5. Let dry and then tie ribbon on to vase with pencils on outside; secure with knot and trim edges.