My kids go back to school next week! The summer has flown by, but I’m ready to get back into a routine, and I’m ready for my kids to get back to learning. My daughter is super excited, but my son, not so much! You might remember that I love giving gifts! So this year when I got to thinking about a back to school teacher gift I knew I not only wanted to keep it super simple, but super inexpensive too.
Most of you I’m sure have some tin cans hanging around your house. Besides the pencils to put in the can, you will need to have a tin can. I used the tin cans from corn and green beans (15 oz cans). I took off the paper and ran them through the dishwasher. I didn’t want them to smell like canned corn. 😉
Then you will need to print off this pencil can wrapper to finish the gift. These printables are made for the 15 oz tin cans. They are a little tall, so you will just need to trim them to fit the can. Just print it out on regular copy paper.
I used a simple glue stick to attach the printable to my can, but you could use whatever kind of adhesive you have handy. I glued down one end and started to wrap it around the can.
When I got all the way around, I added a little more glue and sealed the end of the wrapper.
And that’s it! See! I told you. Super easy and super inexpensive! And super cute too! Now all you have to do is fill it with pencils!
You could cover it with a thin layer of mod podge if you were wanting it to last for a long time. Just know that it may wrinkle the paper as the mod podge dries.
I think it would great to not just fill it with pencils, but pens, markers and maybe some scissors.
You can download the pencil can wrapper and make your own back to school teacher gifts by clicking the download below. Just remember that all printables are for personal use ONLY and can not be sold.
Now if we could just get the rest of our stuff in order for school to start next week, we would be good!
Here are some other Back to School gift ideas: