Monday, August 22, 2011

back to school wreath

i love rulers and have always wanted to make something out of them. since my daughter is officially starting school this year, i'm trying to make the house festive for the occasion.

here are my supplies...
the only thing i bought was 30 rulers at my local walgreens for $.19 each and the hoop. all the other school supplies i pulled out of my drawers.

i began by gluing the rulers onto the hoop using my hot glue gun. i glued 2 layers of rulers on.

after i had glued on all the rulers, i tied a piece of ribbon around it so that it could hang from the wall.

then i added all the embellishments. i made the pinwheels out of scrapbook paper. i used all kinds of school supplies from rubber bands, paper clips and pencils to decorate.

i also tacked on clips to hang the sign 'back to school' and will also hang school pictures of our kids from it too.

happy school year to you and your family!

linking up with...


  1. Too cute!! Hope Grace's first day of school goes well!!

  2. That is just adorable, I love it, so creative!!!

  3. This is amazing!
    I'm both a teacher and a sewer, so this could work in my classroom or craft room. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm your newest follower :)

    Oh, and what is the hoop you used?

  4. That's great! What a darling idea! :)

  5. How cute! Perfect for a new school year.

  6. This is so cute! Your wreath is gorgeous and so creative.

    Hope the school year is a great one!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  7. Awesome! I just made a ruler wreath this weekend, too : ) I LOVE how you included office supplies in yours! I put fabric flowers on mine, and made them changeable with velcro. I'm going to give it to our preschool director and then gift her with seasonal/holiday sets of different flowers or felt accents to swap out the velcro set with. Your wreath looks so great!
    Jaimee @

  8. WoW! So fact, it's the cutest and most original thing I have seen in awhile! LoVe It!

  9. CUTE cute cute!! great job - rulers rule! I know that sounds ridiculous, but they do :) xo, Diane

  10. This is ADORABLE! I love it! I am a teacher so I can definitely appreciate this! :-)

  11. This is just too sweet Melissa - I linked it to my yardsticks post too today, for inspiration!