Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Samantha Walker’s Creative Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Samantha Walker blog hop! You should have arrived here from Guiseppa’s blog, My Creations.

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Now for my contribution to the blog hop.


I used Samantha’s Traditions Collection to make this adorable pencil vase that would be perfect for a beginning of the year teacher’s gift. Samantha’s Traditions Collection features a page of tags that are gorgeous. I used the sticker from her collection and the background paper I used for this photo is also from her collection!


Two months ago, I saw this cute idea on Honeybear Lane and just had to give it a try! Instead of using a glass vase, I used the plastic tube that my Silhouette vinyl comes in. I love using Silhouette’s vinyl so I had a lot these tubes! Using a kitchen shears, I removed the top inch or so of the plastic tube to make it the same height as my pencils. It will not hold water, but works perfectly to hold silk flowers or office supplies. I used 28 pencils held in place with rubber bands at the top and bottom of the vase. The bands were concealed with ribbon and a sticker. This adorable gift only took 15 minutes to make!

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40 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Super cute idea. I had seen it before but using a glass vase or a water bottle. But the silhouette tubing is a great way of recycling. TFS. ana

SueZee Alg said...

What a neat idea. I like the idea of "recycling" your plastic vinyl tubes.

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW linda this is an awesome idea!! I love how you used the pencils to create this beautiful vase and it is such an inexpensive way to go for a gorgeous handmade gift! TFS!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Cheryl said...

Cute project! I love the patterned paper on the tag.

Crafting Katie said...

Okay, that is absolutely adorable, Linda! I think I need it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! What an awesome project Linda! LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

Joan Smith said...

What a cute idea love the look and the versatility of it too. Much nicer to have a cute container instead of just a cup etc. Great job.

Kim said...

Fantastic gift! I love the pencil vase.

Sue said...

WI love the pencil vase and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Such a cute little vase! Thanks for sharing the idea with us.

Guiseppa said...

Love this pencil idea! So fun!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Beautiful project Linda!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a great idea. I love your pencil vase.
Amy Jones

cghundley said...

How cute and easy
to make! Thanks
for the idea.
Carla from Utah

mary h. said...

So pretty! Those poppies match the Traditions great!

Tami B. said...

This vase really would be an adorable teacher's gift. Thanks for sharing it.

Sandra said...

great project!
Sandra ltb

Beejay said...

Super cute and practical! You can't beat that!

Crafty Moni said...

Love your idea, Its super cute! Im going to have to try it out:) Thanks for sharing:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

stamper said...

What a great idea!! I'm sure any teacher would love it!

Linh C. said...

Great idea!

Sadie Hahn said...

How original!

Iris said...

The pencil vase is so cute.

MariaR said...

Love the idea, and what teacher or student couldn't use extra pencils.

Classic Creations By Shawn said...

Great idea.

gobluektb said...

Truly awesome! A real work of art a #2 pencil can make. :)

MLiss3 said...

Cute back to school project. Like the recycle tube idea also!

Antonella said...

Great idea, and very green of you to reuse your tubing. We have lots of pencils, I only wish I had seen it when my son was younger because there is no way he brings something like this to school now that he is a "middle schooler" lol
Hugs, antonella :-)

Scrapper69 said...

I totally LOVE this idea LINDA! What a CUTE and Creative Teacher Gift! TFS! :o)

Sue D said...

Very clever idea!

Samantha Walker said...

EXCELLENT simple inexpensive gift idea. We need more of those! Thanks so much for making my products look so good! I appreciate you!

SherriB said...

I just bought a ton of Silhouette vinyl from the sale they just had! You gave me such a cute idea to use the empty tubes. So adorable, Linda!

marylouh said...

Clever idea. Will look good on the teacher's desk.
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Ruthie Lopez said...

GReat idea!!!

Jun Bug House said...

Loved your project.
**U**
Nance

marg0006 said...

Great idea for a school project and a teacher would love t.

D- said...

This is such a cute idea! TFS.
I think I'll make one for my desk at school.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Sandra Bejster said...

Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

Angi Barrs said...

Must make one of these for my classroom. Love it!

Buffy Esser said...

super cute idea!

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