Back to School {Ruler} Wreath

I know I say this every time I make a wreath, but this one is my favorite!  I love thinking up new ideas and using my door as a palette!  Even though my little guy isn’t in school yet, when Meredith asked me to guest post for her Back to School series, I couldn’t resist!  Welcome back the school year with this Back to School Ruler Wreath!
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Let me start by saying I WAY overestimated how many rulers I needed.  So if anyone is looking for wooden rulers, I have about two dozen…LOL

Here’s what you need:
10 six inch pieces of ruler
10 four inch pieces of ruler
4 1/2 inch inner ring of wooden embroidery hoop
Wood glue
4 1/2 inch wooden circle
Chalkboard paint
Wooden apple (pre-painted from Michael’s)
Ribbon

Begin by placing your rulers face down on a hard surface in a starburst pattern.  Place wooden embroidery ring in the center so there is some overlap.

Apply wood glue to the inner edges of the rulers.  Place embroidery ring on glue.  I secured it by placing a ridiculously heavy medical textbook on top in order for the wood glue to cure.

My dad cut this circle with a hole cutter (hence the hole in the center).  You can buy these at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby but they were thicker and I was afraid it would be too heavy.

Paint your wooden ring with the chalkboard paint.  It took about four coats to cover.

Once the glue has cured, turn the ruler starburst over.  Begin placing the four inch ruler pieces between each long piece.  Apply small amount of wood glue to adhere.  (I used the same technique to secure the pieces while the glue cured.)

After that has dried, apply wood glue to the back (around the edges) of the black wooden circle and place over the hole in the center.

More glue drying…{boring}

Then apply glue to back of the wooden apple and place in the center of the black circle.

To cutesy it up, I hot glued some red and white polkadot ribbon for a hanger.

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I adore this Back to School Ruler Wreath!  It turned out way cuter than I imagined!

Back to School Ruler Wreath via createcraftlove.com #backtoschool #wreath #rulerwreath
Back to School Ruler Wreath via createcraftlove.com #backtoschool #wreath #rulerwreath
Back to School Ruler Wreath via createcraftlove.com #backtoschool #wreath #rulerwreath
Back to School Ruler Wreath via createcraftlove.com #backtoschool #wreath #rulerwreath
 How do you celebrate the beginning of another school year?

Jill 
 
Linking up to these amazing parties!
 
Monday
Make it Monday @ Brassy Apple
Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across
 
Tuesday
 Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs
Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just a Housewife
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ Debbie Does Creations
Time to Shine @ A Diamond in the Stuff
 
Wednesday
Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Whimsy Wednesday @ The NY Melrose Family
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
The Creative Spark @ Clean and Scentsible
From Dream to Reality @ DIY Dreamer
Show and Tell @ SNAP
Show and Share @ Southern Lovely 
Party Time @ The 36th Avenue
 
Thursday
Live.Laugh.Linky @ Live.Laugh.Rowe.
Throwback Thursday @ Hubby Made Me 
Link It Up Thursday @ Seven Alive 
 
Friday
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Keep Calm and Link Up @ Becoming Martha 
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Shine on Friday @ One Artsy Mama 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Feature Friday @ Blissful & Domestic
Friday Flair @ Whipperberry
Weekend Wonders @ Love & Laundry
 
Saturday
Strut Your Stuff @ Six Sisters’ Stuff
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Create & Inspire @ A Night Owl 
Saturday Seven @ Positively Splendid 
Overflowing with Creativity @ It’s Overflowing
 
Sunday
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time 
Think Pink @ Flamingo Toes 
Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
 

About the author

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. Author: Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide! Google

Comments

  1. This is really cute!

  2. That is really cute and I just think I’m going to have to make one for my classroom door. Thanks for sharing!
    aprichards.blogspot.com

  3. Cute and clever! I really love the polka dot ribbon!

  4. I Love It!!! I am looking for a new wreath for the season and this is a great idea!

  5. I love that!! It’s so cute! Now…what do do with your remaining rulers? Mini pallet style board?? ;)

  6. What a fun idea, I love how detailed your tutorials are.

  7. Such a fun idea! Looks great Jill!

  8. So SO cute!! I wish I lived close by…I would totally take those rulers off your hands to make one of these. :)

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT!!!
    Found you thru the I Love My Online Friends GFC Hop! New Follower! YAY!

    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

  10. I’m totally going to make one for a teacher gift!

  11. This is brilliant. What a fabulous way to celebrate back to school.

    Stopping by from Serenity Now.

  12. That is adorable and so simple to make! I’m pinning this! Thanks for sharing, I found you via the hop at One Artsy Mama, now following :) Having a hop at my blog this weekend too, if you want to join :)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-saturday-18-with-sweet-features.html

  13. I love this Jill, you are just so fabulous, you know! :) Thanks for linking it up to our party!

  14. Useful and stylish! I would love for you link this up at my first LINK PARTY!

    http://www.thecreativeorchard.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-link-party.html

  15. It turned out soo cute!! I love it! What a great gift idea for a teacher!

  16. That is so darling! I love it’s simplicity!

  17. This is so cute! It would make a great teacher gift! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Have a great long weekend!
    Jenn :)

  18. This is SOOO cute and would make a great teacher gift! We’d love for you to share this at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-31.html

  19. Oh my goodness…SUPER CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing at It’s Overflowing! XO, Aimee

  20. Another great craft. I’m in love with the idea of using rulers. So stinkin cute.

    If you get a chance come link up at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

  21. yes, even we use to get such projects to prepare such crafty designs to decorate your home!!

    Wood Glue

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