Rolled Roses for the Teacher

Another teachers gift, this was for Valentines Day...
Inspired by the sight of his dear teachers pencil bucket, with its down-to-the-nubs selection of pencils, I decided to do a pencil bouquet and make the flowers in her University colors. (Each classroom has chosen a College as their mascot for the year, ours is UCLA)

The flowers are rolled roses from 6x6" scrapbook paper. I had a couple sheets of the perfect blue - Brilliant Blue - and sadly that color is now retired, but I used up almost two sheets, so I do have a little scrap left! The yellow is So Saffron.

Hard to see them, but there is a Scallop circle base in green I punched out using the 2 3/8" scallop circle. I punched a small hole the size of the pencil, and then cut each scallop so it would wrap around the pencil where I glued it. Once the roses were made I used SNAIL adhesive to affix them to the scallop bases.

The vase is smaller, but it does hold a couple dozen pencils, some were Valentines themed, with a dozen roses. We do like bubs teacher, I hope she enjoyed the bouquet - she really does have "The Write Stuff"!

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