Every teacher wants school supplies- so what better back-to-school gift to give your child’s teacher than school supplies displayed in a cute and creative way, topped off with Doodlebug’s Take Note Collection. This school supply “tower” is easier than you might think, and comes together fast. I’ve created a tutorial for you to show you just how easy it is!
First, gather your supplies. I used an empty hot cocoa can for the base of my tower, but you can use any empty can or bottle. You’ll also need rubber bands, and whatever school supplies you desire. I chose wood pencils, mechanical pencils, glue sticks and crayons.
Continue until the entire outside of the can is covered with mechanical pencils.
Then, place more rubber bands around the mechanical pencil row and do the same thing again, only with glue sticks this time.
Continue until you have glue sticks all the way around.
The next row I chose to do was crayons. This is done the same way. Add additional rubber bands for more sturdiness if you want to.
Cut strips of patterned paper and staple them together end-to end and wrap around the outside of the tower to cover the rubber bands. Secure with staples or Doodlebug’s washi tape. Embellish with Doodle Twine and stickers. Add a bunch of wood pencils to the inside of the can. I embellished one of the pencils with stickers.
Make a cute card with Doodlebug’s Create-A-Cards and you’re done!