Back-to-School Pencil Bouquets

My firstborn starts kindergarten this week. For the teacher’s back-to-school luncheon, I was drafted to create a decoration for the tables. I prefer decorations that are useful, reusable, or recyclable, so I came up with something simple using school supplies that the teachers could then use in their classrooms.  


I started with a straight-sided vase. In the center are three rulers tied up with a ribbon. Around that I arranged a rubber-banded bundle of markers, then wrapped the bundle with one flat strip of paper and one fringed strip, both in blue (the school color). Around the marker bundle I just stuck in a bunch of pencils, and they began to fall in that fun arrangement.

Copy edits are in on Slowpoke. Next I should get a peek at the artwork!