Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Back To School Engraved Teacher's Gift



Hi everyone, Tammy here with you today with a fun back to school teacher's gift tutorial. I can't believe it's almost back to school time already! I love to give my daughter's teacher a bouquet of flowers on the first day back so this year I decided to kick it up a little and add some decorations to the vase.

 Supplies I used:
Dollar Store vase
Pencils
Ribbon
Scissors
Text image
Glue Dots 

  
Directions:
 Cut a piece of decorative ribbon about 18 inches and run a line of Glue Dots on the back of it.

 
Use a Proxxon Scroll Saw to cut pencils a length that will allow space for engraving at the top of the vase you are using.
 
Attach the pencil to a Glue Dot on the back of the ribbon.


 Measure the circumference of the vase and attach enough pencils, to the top of the Glue Dots on the ribbon, to go all the way around the perimeter of the vase.


 When all pencils are attached to the ribbon, add a couple of glue dots to the vase and wrap the pencils around the vase. Tie a tight bow to keep the pencils close to the vase. You can also seal the bottom of the pencils with some clear nail polish to keep the lead from staining any surface the vase is sitting on.


 Next, print out a sentiment you would like to use, and trace it onto the top of the vase with a Proxxon Engraving Tool.


When I find out the name of my daughter's teacher, I will add that to the vase also.

 
That's it, all that is left to do is add flowers to the vase and head back to school! I hope this has given you some ideas for easy and cute teacher's gifts you can create with your Proxxon Scroll Saw and Proxxon Engraving Kit.

Let's be friends!


2 comments:

Steph Ackerman said...

Love it Tammy.

Barbara Moore said...

This is a great teacher gift Tammy! I love it.