Christmas Craft: Pencil Christmas Tree Decoration

November 15, 2011

Pencil Christmas Tree — A Novel Homemade Gift for the Teacher

School is almost finished again for another year. It’s time to think about the token gift for the children’s teachers. A teacher friend said the most special gifts she receives from students are homemade with a card of appreciation. With this in mind, I’ve created a craft/gift that I hope will be novel, fun and special for the teachers who have spent this year teaching my children.

Pencil Christmas Tree

christmas craft -- pencil christmas tree

Materials

7 pencils
Craft Glue or Glue Gun
Knife
Foam star (or small pom pom)
Ribbon or pipe cleaner

Instructions

  1. Sharpen pencils so they have a nice point at the top.
  2. Arrange pencils in a tree shape as pictured.
  3. Using a knife, lightly mark the pencils in line with the shortest pencil so they are even at the bottom.
  4. Using the cut mark as a guide, use the knife to make a cut around the entire circumference on each pencil individually.
  5. Break off the end section, just below the cut, with your hands.
  6. Glue pencils together using craft glue.
  7. Add a foam star or pom pom to the top.
  8. Tie on a ribbon or pipe cleaner for easy hanging.

What to use it for

• Card: Glue the Pencil Christmas Tree down on a card and write all the things the child loves about the teacher inside.
• Make into a key/bag decoration
• Hang as a Christmas decoration

Christmas Craft: Christmas gift for teachers

To see pictures of the entire range of Christmas Crafts on this blog, click here: Christmas Craft.

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