Oren and I saw a similar idea in one of my scrapbooking magazines. I thought it was so cute I just had to do it. It is a vase filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans. Then we took pencils and glued some of my scrapbook papers around them. We cut out cardboard flowers and attached paper to the cardboard, then a little button in the middle. I glued the flowers to the pencil on the metal, and tied some green ribbon around the pencil for leaves. The jelly beans were too random colored, so we covered the vase in the tissue paper to make the flowers pop. Oren was so excited, and I thought it came out super cute.
The vase was super cheap, a dollar-store find, and I got the scrapbook paper at 200 pages for $10. I already had the pencils, the tissue paper was at the dollar-store, and the ribbon is part of my scrapbook stuff. The only pricey part were the jelly beans, but she is too good to give the generic tasteless brand. I only hope the pencils sharpen okay for her!