DIY Apple Mason Jar Pencil Holder

By Holly Sosa

Before the beginning of the school year, I like to sit down with my kids and create a thoughtful gift for each of their teachers. Not only is it a kind gesture for the person who will be educating my kids for the next nine months, but it’s also a way of instilling thoughtfulness and kindness in my children. My boys and I created this adorable DIY Apple Mason Jar Pencil Holder together for their teacher this year, which I hope brings a smile to their face as they’re welcoming several new students into their classrooms on the first day.

I started by pouring some red paint into a mason jar.

Then I poured some fine red glitter into the mason jar.

And swirled it all around, using a paintbrush for the harder places.

I set aside the mason jar to dry for several hours.

While the mason jar dries, I cut out two leaves from green pattered paper, hole punching the end of each one.

Once the jar was completely dry, I screwed the rim on and use twine to string the paper leaves onto the jar.

Lastly, we filled it with plenty of fresh number two pencils for teacher. It’s about as close to a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils as one can get (we should be friends if you get that movie reference).

I love that this sweet little gift is a fun play on the original apple gift teacher’s are known for. It’s a sweet way of saying how excited we are and how much we appreciate all the hard work that the teacher has already put in before the year has even begun.

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