DIY Pencil Vase

This cute vase is made out of pencils and would be a perfect addition for any office.  It would also make an excellent gift for a school teacher! 

Materials Needed:

  • Glass Cylinder Vase
  • 2 Packages of Pencils, unsharpened
  • Glue Gun
  • Ribbon, if desired


  • Wash and dry your pencils.
  • Using a clean, dry rag, quickly dust off your pencils so they will stick to the vase better.
  • Put two dots of glue on your pencil and place it on the vase with the eraser side up.  Be sure to place it straight, as this will be your guide for the rest of the vase.

  • Using two dots of glue on each pencil, place the rest of the pencils around the entire vase.
  • If you do not have enough room for the last pencil, use a piece of sandpaper or a pocket knife to shave off a bit of the pencil on each side until it fits in the space available.

  • Add a thick rim of glue around the inside of the erasers at the top for extra strength.

  • Glue a thick rim on the bottom of the pencils to prevent scratching and lead marks.

  • Let dry and add a ribbon, if desired.
  • Place flowers in your vase and gift away!


Santa Clothes

Thanks to Santa Clothes for providing this item for our Holiday Gift Guide.

In 1966,  the parents of Kevin Piece had their hands full during the chaotic holiday season, with 5 kids asking, “How many more days?” over and over. Their solution? A family tradition that they have kept for nearly 50 years. A handmade Santa doll became their countdown calendar. With items of clothing strung across the fireplace mantel, every evening after dinner, one of the kids would take a turn dressing Santa. One night it might be a sock, a belt or his jacket. 

The number of items left told them exactly how many more days until Santa visited their house. The tradition continued, even after they all grew up and moved out. Every December, Santa waited for them in his sleigh by the fireplace, and every December when they visited, they continued to take turns getting him dressed. When the grandkids arrived, they became part of the family tradition. In 2017, Kevin made one for his own family, and once he saw him next to the fireplace and the smiles of joy and wonder on his daughters’ faces, he knew it was time to share this wonderful tradition with the rest of the world. Staying true to his parents’ vision, Santa’s friendly spirit shines through in this new design. Give him a hug and help him get ready for the big day! He’ll appreciate it and your family will too.


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