Disclosure: This is post is part of Michael’s #createtoeducate campaign and I received a gift card for my supplies. All opinions are mine.


Flower Topped Pencils Bouquet -Teacher Gift Idea

Here’s a cute little back to school gift that is completely applicable and useful for the classroom!


Pencil Posies


Americana Chalky Finish Paint

6″ Double-Sided Cardstock


Mason Jar

Bakers Twine

Cricut Explore

Step 1:

Paint the jar with the the Americana Chalky Finish paint and while it is drying we’ll work on the flowers.

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Step 2:

First, cut flowers out. I used a Cricut Explore and one of their 3D flowers. The hole is already in the middle and was the perfect size to fit over the eraser. I cut 5 layers that gradually get smaller from double sided cardstock. All 5 flowers fit perfectly on the 6″ cardstock, which was perfect! I love double sided cardstock because the colors always coordinate and you can get a different patterns without having to load and cut a ton of paper in the Cricut.

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Once the flowers are cut, crumple them. This will give them dimension and texture.


See how they no longer lay flat and the petals go both up and down.

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Then simply slide the petals over the eraser and arrange so that the edges alternate and you can see the scalloped edges.

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Place flowers in the painted jar and tie up with baker’s twine.

Pencil Posies



  1. What do you do if you do not have a cricut cutter? Do you have a template possibly we can use?

    • Sorry I don’t have a template, but they’re scalloped circles with a hole punched in the middle. It would be totally do-able without a cutter!

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