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Teacher’s Appreciation Week is coming up.  I needed a gift that would be special and would make the teachers’ smile. And, I needed a gift that would require very little time to create. As I strode by the recycling bin, I grabbed some jars and had a wild idea. I’d make some Simple Washi Tape Vases for teacher appreciation gifts! And best of all, the cost would be next to nothing.

Welcome back to the Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea Series! All this week, we’ll have simple and inexpensive last minute gift ideas for the teachers in your life.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Series | Pretty Handy Girl

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Decorated Chalkboard | Thank You for Nurturing My Child Plant | Apple Pencil Holder | You Rock Gift 3D Card | Simple Washi Tape Vases

Materials:

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  • Recycled jars
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Flowers

Instructions:

Are you ready? This is complicated, so pay attention! (You know I’m kidding, right?!)

Wrap washi tape around the jar.

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Cut the end with scissors, and grab another roll of tape.

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Repeat to your heart’s content.

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Add water and flowers.

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Present them to your favorite teacher!

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I think the teachers’ will love their little vases long after the flowers have wilted.

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Mother’s Day is coming up after Teacher Appreciation Week. If you have leftover vases, I’m sure your Mom would appreciate one.

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After a week of ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week, you may find it shocking that I don’t participate in Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s true, read why!

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29 replies
  1. AnnW
    AnnW says:

    Your new blog wallpaper and set up, I don’t know what you call these things, are very nice. I wish I would have thought of aqua flaky boards. I remember those days well. We used to make a special lunch for all the teachers in the school. The succulent plants are a great idea. What about a terrarium, a home made one? All the kids would like to see that in a classroom. Doesn’t it kill you how expensive washi tape is? I saw a Pin where you can make your own from wrapping paper. Ann

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  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    I have never used washi tape, but this project alone has definitely inspired me to do so…Thanks! I’m a new visitor to your site and I cannot wait to look around and see what else you have to share!

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  3. jeanine
    jeanine says:

    stupid question time, I’ve always wondered how to get the washi to stick, is it a peel and stick or do you have to adhere glue to the back, or put glue on the surface before putting the washi on it… ? thanks. I’m excited to try using it, it looks so fun, creative and pretty.

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    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Jeanine, that’s not a stupid question. The washi tape is like colored masking tape. It is self adhesive on one side. It’s not as strong an adhesive as scotch tape, so if you wanted the washi tape to survive washings on these vases, it would be a good idea to coat it with mod podge.

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  4. Robin
    Robin says:

    WOW – those look amazing! I have a whole stash of glass jars (but not tape – yet). I can’t wait to do this! I think my daughter would have fun picking out the tape(s) and the pattern…though I’ll probably apply. Thank you for the inspiration!!

    Robin
    Cary, NC

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