This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and there are so many great ideas out there to celebrate your child’s teachers! Hayden has some great teachers for this year so I wanted to make them something special. I kept seeing these Pencil Teacher Signs all over Pinterest and thought that there must be a way that I can do it myself!
I’m someone that likes EASY crafts though so at first I thought I’d make a sign in the shape of the pencil but then I realized that home improvement stores don’t make precision cuts and I don’t have the tools or the skills to do it myself. I scored though when I went to Home Depot and saw these wooden garden stakes for 26 cents that already look like pencils!! Woo-hoo! They were perfect for my DIY Pencil Sign! They are 1×2, so a lot smaller than I wanted to make the sign but it still works and is super cute. It’s perfect for them to put on their desk or a shelf in the classroom.
As I said earlier, I like easy crafts and this one can’t really get any easier. You can see the supplies I used below, but it’s pretty much just paint.
I painted everything freehand but next time I make these, I will use something a little bit more precise. Also, instead of using black paint I highly recommend just using a sharpie as I discovered when making this Teachers Crate for School Supplies! You can use a stencil, stickers or just write the name yourself like I did!
If you’re still looking for a last minute gift for teachers that is easy, this is it! Make sure to check out my other ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week too!
What are you doing for Teacher Appreciation Week? I’d love to know!