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Make Some Paper Blooms to Top Washi Covered Pencils

Posted by  ·  April 1, 2014  ·  Last Updated: March 25, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

paper flowers in clear vase


Hello there, this is Lia from liagriffith.com. I am happy to be here on Skip to My Lou, to share a very fun project you and your kids can make for a memorable teacher’s appreciation gift. One of my favorite things to make is paper flowers. I use all kinds of different papers for different blooms and the easiest is paper from cupcake liners. I made these flowers with red polka dot liners for the blooms and green polka dot liners for the leaves that I found at my local craft store. The stems of this adorable little flower are made from pencils covered with pretty green washi tape. How perfect is that! You can follow the tutorial at the end of this post that gives you step-by-step instructions on making this little gift. If you like the chalkboard style gift tags I used in these photos, they are available on my blog.

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Lia2Lia Griffith is all about living a handcrafted life. She has a background in graphic design and shares her paper crafts, DIY home projects, and party-planning ideas with her readers on her blog.



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  1. Monday, August 27th, 2018
    I love these.
  2. Melissa
    Thursday, May 11th, 2017
    I love this idea:) Too bad you have to join a membership in order to print the little tags..
  3. Sunday, January 29th, 2017
    Great idea simple to make but very effective
  4. rizia
    Thursday, August 18th, 2016
    Genius idea perfect for spring! :) thank you
  5. Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
    Aw, these are just too cute! What a great idea!!
  6. Shira
    Friday, May 15th, 2015
    Love this! Where can I print those adorable tags? I clicked the link to your blog, but it took me to a main page, not a page to download the tags.
  7. Rhonda
    Saturday, April 18th, 2015
    What a wonderfully adorable idea! I want to make some of these for myself!
  8. AbbyK
    Friday, April 17th, 2015
    OMG, this is sooooo cute. Genius!
  9. Marietta
    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    Great idea!! Will try this out!
  10. Elisa
    Saturday, February 28th, 2015
    Wonderfull, they are so cute.
    Very good idea.
  11. Alena
    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
    Where do you get these printed tags?
  12. karen
    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
    Super cute. I will have to make some of those flowers for springtime.
  13. Saturday, January 17th, 2015
    I really like the flowers and would Love to make some BUT, I'm not a teacher.... Carlene.. [email protected]
  14. Sondra
    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    Thanks for the great tutorial and the pattern!
  15. Monday, April 7th, 2014
    These are about some of the best flowers I've seen made out of cupcake liners. I love how you cut the heart shape out of the liners to make them look even more like flowers.
  16. Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
    I love these!! I love that I get so many great business ideas on here. Its fun to see the different ways you can incorporate someones idea. For me I'd love to make purple ones and say thank you for helping my business bloom! Super cute.
  17. George
    Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
    How Cute!!! Your teachers will love this wonderful idea! I know it makes the students feel so special when their Mommy or Daddy are able to take a little time and show how much teachers are appreciated. Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!