Homemade Pressed Flower Vase/Pencil Holder Gift for Teacher or Mom

Since we are in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day is this Sunday in the United States, I thought I would share with you a simple craft Hazel made for her teachers. To make these pressed flower vases (or pencil holders) you need to press flowers. I have a simple DIY flower press tutorial here. For some of the flowers we did not wait for them to dry out and they actually were a bit easier to handle on this project. We picked some of the spring flowers in our yard and pressed them. Then we used almond butter jars that were completely washed out. The only other things you need are Mod Podge glue and ribbon and craft glue (though you could use the Mod Podge) for the ribbon.

Step one: Press flowers for a couple of days and gather supplies.
Step two: Glue flowers onto jars with Mod Podge glue.
Step three: Cover flowers and jar with a thin coat of Mod Podge glue. Then let dry.
Step four: Glue ribbon on top to cover jar threads. Fill with flowers or pencils and give as a gift.

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