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)

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!

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

Linking up to these amazing parties!
Make it Monday @ Brassy Apple
Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across
 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
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
Live.Laugh.Linky @ Live.Laugh.Rowe.
Throwback Thursday @ Hubby Made Me 
Link It Up Thursday @ Seven Alive 
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
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
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time 
Think Pink @ Flamingo Toes 
Project Parade @ DIY Showoff



  1. says

    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 :)


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