I have another teacher appreciation gift to share with you. My daughter and I decided to make a pencil vase similar to some I had saw online. We went to Dollar Tree and bought a drinking glass and 3 packs of pencils for a total cost (without flowers) of $4. I put the hot glue on the glass and my daughter affixed the pencils. I think it turned out fabulous!
We also purchased Water Beads from Michael's in order for my daughter to more easily transport this to school and not have to worry about spilling water from the vase. Water Beads are polymer beads that hold and then slowly release water over time.
We added colorful flowers, a ribbon from my stash and a cut handwritten tag that said "Thanks for helping me bloom."