Let’s take a look at how to make a back to school wreath.
Today is alos $10 on the 10th and our theme is back to school.
Because of the theme I made a wreath to symbolize items that remind us of back to school days.
Rulers, pencils and crayons especially remind me of school days gone by.
As you read this post, the pencils illustrated here changed with my design a bit.
Besides the fact these pieces remind me of back to school, they’re budget friendly especially for the amount of $10.
By the way, how to make a back to school wreath can be made in 10 minutes.
Making The Base Of My Wreath With Yard Sticks From A Home Improvement Store
To begin, purchase two wooden yards are from the local home improvement store for $1.49.
Before beginning the wreath, using a coarse sanding sponge I sand the yard sticks. Sanding the yard sticks is a great way to add character to this school wreath.
Cutting The Yard Sticks To Size For The Back To School Wreath
Next cut the yard sticks 13 inches.
Heating The Glue Gun and Gluing The Pieces Together
Meanwhile, my glue gun is plugged in and heating to glue the base of my back to school wreath. Once hot, a dot of glue is added to two corners of the cut yard sticks. I press them together to lightly set. Next, do the same steps to the other cut pieces of yard stick to form a square.
Adding Dark Wax
After forming the square, apply a light coat of dark wax. I always have waxes in my office.
Adding Extra Dark Wax In Spots
After I am finished rubbing in the dark wax. I like to add an extra amount here and there. I do this because when pieces age naturally the piece doesn’t age the same allover. Because I do this it keeps pieces from looking too uniformed.
However, if you don’t have wax, to keep this on budget old-fashioned shoe polish in the can with the twisted metal tab works. Also, raw umber craft paint mixed with a tiny bit of water will work as well.
Add Pencils To The Back To School Wreath
Adding the pencils keeps with the theme of my back to school wreath.
Stacking Pencils in Threes For The Back To School Wreath
So next, using clear packing tape I group the pencils into four sets of three pencils each.
Because I have a slight pencil obsession, I am using unused and used pencils. Besides, I think mixing them adds a bit more interest to the back to school wreath.
After you have your pencils in threes take a piece of packing tape and wrap the pencils.
Gluing the Pencils To The Back To School Wreath
Next, using the hot glue again, add glue to the back and secure them to the wreath.
Hanging The Crayons On The Wreath
Because this is a back to school wreath, crayons are a must. Nothing says back to school more then these, dont’t you think?
When adding these to the wreath, I slid the ribbon through the cutout where the crayons hang from in the store. Next, I glue the piece of ribbon to the yard stick of the school wreath. So then I glue the ribbon to the back as well. By the way, the crayons cost $1.19.
Adding Ribbon To The Back To School Wreath
Lastly, using the same ribbon, I made a loop around each set of pencils and tie a knot.
And here is a cute very inexpensive back to school wreath totalling 4.17. However, if you have to buy the ribbon and craft paint it will hit $10.
Additionally, this would also be a cute idea to make for child just starting school. They can use the pencils and crayons. Please visit the others participating this month.