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Teachers Rule!

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If you have kiddos, you know the school year is winding down. What better way to show your appreciation for your favorite teacher than with a sweet DIY gift. This cute ruler vase only set us back about $10, took less than an hour to make, and should last forever on your teacher’s desk (unlike real flowers)! Here’s how we did it:

Supplies: 12 wooden rulers, craft glue, silk flowers, floral foam, and any kind of square base equal in width to that of three rulers. {Hint: Check your local dollar store. We found the rulers in packs of 4 for $1 and scored a square, mesh, pencil holder exactly the width of three rulers – also $1}.

Step 1: Glue three rulers together to make a wall. Repete to make four walls. {Hint: If you have some scrap card stock laying around, use it to reinforce the walls}.

Step 2: Start gluing each wall around the sides of your square base. We turned the pencil holder upside down so the rulers could sit on along the lip. {Hint: Use hot glue if you’re the impatient type}.

Step 3: Before you finish putting the walls up, stack and glue floral foam to your base.

Step 4: Finishing gluing the remaining ruler walls to your base. As soon as the glue dries, you’re ready to pop the flowers in the foam and voilà – a ruler vase for your teacher!

Step 5: Don’t forget to personalize your vase with a little note. Teachers Rule!