I have been busy creating items for my Fall Stamping/Scrapbooking Retreat that is scheduled for early October.  With the start of school, I thought this was a novel & fun idea for a hard working teacher.

Canning Jar with pencils
 I saw this idea on the Country Living website and just had to try it.  As a former teacher, I know how nice this would be to receive.  Seems like I was always loaning pencils to students.

Start with a clean pint-sized canning jar.  Using red spray paint, cover the jar.  I used 2 coats.  After the jar gas has ample time to dry completely, wrap Linen Thread several times around the jar.  Knot the Linen Thread.

Using Oval Punches, I created several leaves with Garden Green Cardstock and punched near the top of  each leaf with my 1/16" Circle Punch.  Thread the ends of the Linen Thread through the hole and tie a knot. I filled my jar with 3 packages of pencils.

What do you think is a fair price to charge for these?

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