Pencil Flower Pot

Craft up this colorful flower pot full of pencils to brighten up your teacher's day!
By  Linda Valentino  



  • Clay pot, 4”
  • Styrofoam brand foam ball, 3”
  • Craft foam: green, variety of colors
  • Glitter foam in colors of choice
  • Green pencils, seven
  • Yellow cardstock, 2¼”
  • Yellow gingham ribbon, 1”x15”
  • Green chenille stems, four
  • Green paper basket grass


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Calypso Blue, Royal Fuchsia
  • Paintbrushes
  • API’S Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue

basic supplies

  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paint palette or paper plate
  • Black marker

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Project Instructions

1. Print full-size patterns here. Trace and cut seven flowers and one large flower from foam color of choice. Trace and cut seven circles from glitter foam color of choice and eight leaves from green foam.  Write “A+ TEACHER” on paper circle with marker or print from computer.

2. Adhere paper circle to large flower and glitter circles to smaller flowers.  Sharpen two pencils until they measure 5½”.  Extend 1” of chenille stem beyond pencil eraser and wrap remainder around pencil. Adhere back of flower to 1” chenille stem. Repeat for all flowers except one. Adhere leaves to back of pencils below chenille stem.  On remaining flower, adhere leaves to flower back.

3. Paint pot rim Calypso Blue and pot body Royal Fuchsia; let dry. Adhere ribbon around rim. Adhere single flower from Step 2 to right side of rim.

4. Adhere foam ball into bottom of pot. Stick pencil flowers into ball with large flower in center and shorter pencils in front.  Stuff green paper grass around pencils.