Saturday, May 7, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop hosted by the very talented Jen from Jen's Craft Corner. If you have arrived here from Vivien papel then you are on track. If you have just happened to end up on my blog today and would like to start from the beginning (trust me you do, the talent is amazing) then click here. Everyone on the hop today had made a card, gift or special teacher that could be given to a teacher as token of appreciation. Being a teacher I have received many gifts from students and the ones that mean the most are the homemade (and useful) ones.

The gift I made today is bright and cheerful and very useful! (A supply list and directions are included under the picture). As you can see I use mine to keep my Prisma Colour pencils in. I have one friend who uses her's for stickers and another keeps it on her desk for mints. I get requests for them often, as many of my friends are teachers, lol.

Thanks for stopping by and if you decided to make one and post it leave me a link. I would love to see it!
I am your last stop on the hop today thanks for spending time with us and commenting along the way! (if you got side tracked I have included the line up at the end of this post).
Happy Crafting!

Supply list and Directions

A glass jar (I found that the hot glue didn't stick well to the plastic one I tried)
Enough crayons to go around the jar with no gaps
(I can't give you an exact number because this will depend on your size of jar)
Hot glue gun
yup that's it :)

Okay so first get that gun heated up and put a strip of glue on each crayon and stick it to the jar.
Go all the way around and try really hard to line them up straight (I use the base of the jar as my judge)
Once all the crayons are on then wrap it with ribbon and tie a bow. I always then put a little dab of glue behind each bump on the bow so it doesn't flop over time and a couple dabs on the inside of the ribbon around the jar so that it doesn't shift later.
Super simple!

*** Oh my goodness I almost forgot the blog candy!!! (I am editing this in lol) Since I recently reached 200 followers I am going to do a giveaway in honour of my wonderful followers and to keep with the theme of the hop I will be giving away the Locker Talk Cartridge to one lucky follower! Just leave me a comment on this post (with an email address) for your chance to win! I will randomly pick a winner next Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Here is the lineup:


Georgiana said...

I want one for my desk! I guess I better get busy making one. :)

Great job,
Carson's Creations

P.S Be sure to enter my giveaway.

Love That Bug said...

I love your project, super cute

Jens Craft Corner said...

Thank you so much for joining me today! I love your pencil jar! The crayons are such a great idea! I certainly would love to have that as a gift. Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Misty said...

Super cute idea, I love it!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a fabulous looks great

Kate said...

This looks fabulous, Tara! It's so bright and cheerful - and makes such a fun pencil holder!!

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

I love love love this jar. I have got to make one for my sister. She loves crayolas even though she is 42.


Vivi Martínez said...

Super cute project!!! I love how simple and great is this project... the kind of projects I like the most (lol). Good that you are the last one in the lineup, so I can go out to buy some crayons and a jar (lol)... LOOOOOOVE this project.

Ps. Great giveaway! I've been wanting that cartridge for so long so I wish I win!!! Thanks for the chance.

AmyJRockstar said...

That is a very cute idea! TFS it with us. Thank you for the awesome giveaway too! I'd love to win it because I don't own that one!
I'm a new follower. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Super cool idea Tara! I just Love it!

JulieK said...

This is a fantastic idea!! I must make one!!!

Libby Beach said...

This is absolutely adorable!! :) I love it! I will definitely keep this in mind for when my little guy starts preschool :) So happy to be hopping with you :)
~Libby from beachcreationsforyou :)

Sherrie K. said...

What a SUPER cute idea!! I may have to try making one of these sometime. Cute idea~thanks for sharing and for a chance to win:)
Sherrie K

Tiffany said...

I love this and now I want one!!! So glad I could be a part of this hop with you :)


Dana said...

Now I finally have a use for glass jars that I have been saving. PERFECT gift for my fellow teachers.


Lisa said...

Well this is just too adorable! What a fun, creative project!! Love the crayolas!! Awesome :)

Libby Beach said...

Wow! That is so neat!! I will definately be scrap-lifting this next year when we put our son in daycare! :) So happy to be hopping with you :)
~Libby from beachcreationsforyou

Tracey said...

This is a great idea Tara......I love using the glue gun, I'm going to make one of these for myself!

Rae Finke said...

Tara, I love your project! What a fantastic idea. It has been fun being a part of the blog hop with you. Congrats on 200! And, thanks for an opportunity to win an awesome cartridge!

Sandy S. said...

Fabulous idea...... super cute!

Happy crafting!

Anna said...

What an awesome idea. Great gift. Love it. And would love to win the candy...Super Sweet.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute project! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

thekolbes said...

Love your jar, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Elizabeth said...

This is just so cute and so easy!!!!!! I am a new follower!

karensk said...

My daughter is a teacher, she has special needs students and she would love this jar .Can't wait to make one. I am a follower, Thanks for sharing,
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Lisa said...

SO CUTE!!! I love this idea!!

Natasha said...

Great project. Any teacher would love to have one. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.


OmaGloria said...

Any teacher would absolutely LOVE to receive this gift.

Precious Hugs

Jessica said...

I thought I left a post about this, but must have been mistaken. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crayon jar! It is amazingly simple, but so cute!!!

Melissa said...

What a cute and clever teacher gift idea! I need to place this one in the memory bank for next year!


Rileysgram said...

How cute! I would love one of these for my classroom. Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win an awesome give away.

rileysgram11 at sbcglobal dot net

BunnyFreak said...

Love that jar. Very clever.
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sandra said...

Love the crayon jar!! Congrats on reaching 200+ followers!!!

Angela said...

Very cute crayon jar! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

It's so cute, would love to make one for my neices.

Pat N. said...

What a creative idea for a jar! Terrific job. And great giveaway, too!--Pat N. panoppenatcomastdotnet

Babe O'Mara said...

What a cute idea. Very creative. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.


kathlee said...

That is such a darling project! Teachers will love it!

Melissa said...

I know I left a comment about this project already. Must have been one of the blogger flubs!

I love this idea and plan on keeping it at the back of my mind for teacher appreciation week next year! So cute!


Stephanie said...

Sooooo STINKIN CUTE!!!! I LOVE this! What a great gift! Everyone can always use storage containers but how cute for a teacher! I will definitely have to keep this idea in mind! Congrats on hitting 200 followers! Here's to another 200! I'm sure you'll be there in no time! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Angela R said...

I am a new follower and was hopping by the Bake sale Hop and am so excited I could be one of the 200! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Also, I am working hard to become an elempentry school teacher and I hope someone I know sees this and I get one for when I become a teacher! So adorable! Thank you so much!
Contact Info: or

Kim said...

I love this idea for keeping all those pencils ect.!!!

Nate Dogg's Mom said...

Super cute! I am also a teacher and this would make a great gift for my prayer partner at school! Thanks for the awesome idea and for the chance to win the cart!

Courtney Larson said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

shersl84bed said...

Super cute project. Great job.

Smiles Sher

jennyplace2 said...

What a cool ideal! I totally love it and I am going to be making me one for sure! TFS!

lisa said...

This is wonderful! I believe a student (or artsy person) would love it, as well. Congrats on 200 followers! (I just began to follow your creativeness!)

Marianne S. said...

Oh my goodness, I can see why you get lots of requests for these. They are super duper cute! My daughter would love to have one of these, thank you for sharing this neat idea. Also, congrats on your blogs latest milestone!
Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Cute! CUTE!!! Love it!!

Holly said...

Cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!


hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

the purple muse said...

Oh, I am already a stalker, I mean follower and I would love to win this for my school:-)

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

NanetteMT said...

Congrats on reaching 200 followers. I am your newest!


Lisa R. said...

Totally cool teacher gift! Love it. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

mamawcindy said...

Love this!!! I may have to try to make one of these.Congratulations on 200 followers.
Thank for the chance to win your Awesome giveaway. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

JustYolie said...

What a fabulous project! Awesome!
yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

Peggie said...

Just became a follower because I like your ideas. Very cute crayon project.

Fot said...

Adorible!! What a super gift idea,Thank-you for sharing
Deborah Foti

Carol said...

That is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us.