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Sharpie markers are one of my go-to school supplies. I used them all the time as a classroom teacher, and nothing has changed since I started teaching my own little ones at home. So I’m speaking from experience when I tell you, “I know teachers will love this gift!” It’s practical and pretty. And, it’s super easy to make, too!
At Staples I was thrilled to see these sets of Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine markers on sale for an awesome price while supplies last! I grabbed one pack of each, and headed to the next store to grab a bouquet of flowers, a vase, and some ribbon.
I am sharing two possible ways to make this easy teacher gift.
Easy Sharpie Flower Bouquet
The first gift idea includes the flowers in a vase. As a kindergarten teacher it was always SO helpful to receive flowers in a vase. I didn’t have to worry about trimming stems, finding a vase, or any prep that would take my focus away from welcoming kids and helping them transition into the classroom–especially during those first days of school. However, this option is only recommended if you are personally helping the child to the classroom or your child is old enough to safely handle a glass vase.
To make the bouquet, I tied a piece of 2-inch ribbon around the vase tightly. I made a simple knot, because the ribbon will be covered for the most part. Be sure the ribbon is tied tightly, so it doesn’t slide down when the markers are added.
Then I slid the Sharpie markers into the ribbon so the markers hang down, and added in the flowers. Tada! It’s that simple.
Super Easy Sharpie Flower Bouquet
The second bouquet option is the SUPER easy one, because you don’t even have to buy a vase or ribbon. Just grab your Sharpie makers and a bouquet of flowers, and you are ready to make a quick gift. This one could even be prepped on the way to school in a pinch–not that that ever happens. 😉
It’s also a great option for kids who ride a bus to school or will be delivering the gift on their own.
For this bouquet I left the wrapping on the flowers, but I trimmed it. First I cut the top down so that the flowers could be seen easily. I also cut the stems and the bottom a bit so that the wrapping was just a bit longer than the Sharpie markers.
I slide the Sharpie markers onto the top rubber band. You may have to play with the placement a bit to get them to hang just right. If you are worried about the markers falling off in transition you could either tuck them into the bottom rubber band or tie a simple bow around them with ribbon.
And there you have it, another super cute teacher gift that takes a minute or so to make!
Whichever version you decide to give to your teacher, I assure you he or she will love it. And those Sharpie markers will come in handy all year long. Now that’s a great teacher gift!