School's almost out, but before we dive fully into summer, I wanted to share a teacher appreciation gift I made for my son's first grade teacher. I was going for something simple, practical, but also cute... so I decided to use brand new pencils and make them into a bouquet of flowers. I found the small striped bucket at Target (love the one spot!) and filled it with dry beans to make the pencils stand up. I added a simple tag that reads "Thank you for helping me grow" and tied it with some bakers twine. Easy, practical, and cute!