I had a lot of fun putting this Back To School Wreath together. It's very simple– you can even do it while visiting with your friends Sookie Stackhouse and Don Draper (courtesy of TiVo). This is also a great way to clean out your stash of school themed scrap paper.
Supplies: 12 inch styrofoam wreath, straight pins, scrapbook paper, scissors, ruler or paper trimmer, small chalkboard ($1 at craft store), glue gun, stickers (optional), letter stickers or chalk, crepe paper, felt or cardstock heart
Step 1: Cut approximately thirty 4 x 4 inch squares. Double sided paper is best because we're making pinwheels.
Step 2: Fold each square diagonally
Step 3: Fold it diagonally again
Step 5: Unfold and cut 2/3 of the way in on the folds
Step 6: Grab a pin and pierce a hole close to the point on every other point, then through the center.
Step 7: Congrats! You made a pinwheel. Place your pinwheels in the styrofoam wreath– sort of figuring out where you want your other pieces (A "We" piece, heart, and chalkboard)
Step 8: To make the little "We" sign, just trace a glass or mug (or a combination) on scrapbook paper or cardstock to make circles. Use letter stickers to handwrite "We". To make the crepe paper boarder, fold the paper every half inch or so, securing with a dab of glue from your glue gun. Then glue it on the back of your little sign.
Step 9: Add your letter stickers or handwrite "school" in chalk on the mini chalkboard. Mess around with the placement of the pinwheels, "We" sign, heart and chalkboard till you like how it looks. Hot glue down the larger elements. Optional: Decorate chalkboard frame with stickers. Note: I put pinwheels on the inside of the wreath also.
Step 10: Celebrate the fact you got a decor item done before the actual event
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