Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable – what teacher wouldn’t love a freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils on the first day of school?
With just a couple more weeks of summer, I’m starting to finally think about back to school. It’s been such a fun summer but I’m ready for school to start and I think my kids are, too.
Whenever I’m trying to come up with post ideas, I try to think of cute, easy and inexpensive ideas. Because let’s be honest… who has the time these days?! Well, this teacher gift idea is just that. I’m always looking for a little something to bring for the teachers on back-to-school night. I remember last year the teacher asking if parents could help sharpen pencils, so I knew they must have a need. Then I spotted these ADORABLE jars in the dollar spot at Target and knew with a cute tag and some twine they would make the perfect teacher gift!
These teacher gifts were so simple to put together and I had my kids do all the hard work (aka sharpen the pencils). They actually loved sharpening the pencils, especially with the electric sharpener.
- Glass jar with lid removed
- 2 dozen sharpened pencils
- Hole punch (I love my small one)
- Free printable download HERE
Download the printable to your computer. Print out on cardstock paper with a colored printer. You can take the file to a copy store if you’d like as well.
Cut around the pencil outline with scissors. Add a hole punch to the top corner and then tie the tag around the jar with twine. Fill jar with sharpened pencils.
You could also attach the tags with tape to a bag and fill it with pencils, candy or a gift card. Use these however you’d like. :)
Hope you enjoy these free printables! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
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