Last week at a linky party (don't remember where), I saw that someone did a cute back to school vignette. I thought it would be a fun way to torture my kids with the fact that school will be starting soon :)
A few years ago my friend Jenni made a vase out of pencils for her son's teacher on the first day of school (do you give first day of school presents? I'm to overwhelmed just trying to get my kids there).
I'm sure there's a tutorial out there somewhere, but I just hot-glued a bunch of them around a Crystal light drink mix canister. (I started w/ an empty spaghetti can, but didn't have enough pencils). Then I made a bunch of pin-wheels out of notebook paper, hot glued a button on top and attached each to a BBQ skewer. Easy Peasy.
Look can you see the notebook paper?I thought it needed something, so I tied on some ribbon, but I'm sure sure if I'm quite happy with it and may play w/ the bow some more.