Back to School Wreath
September 18, 2012
Here in the northeast the kids have just started back to school. I thought it would be fun to make a welcome sign with a back-to-school theme.
- Clear Scraps Expressions Large Welcome
- DIY Bangle 9 inch wood wreath frame
- Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle pattern paper
- Tsukineko StazOn
- aqua acrylic paint
The first thing to do is to cut your pencils down. I had my husband trim them down with a saw to 6 inches. You'll also need to sharpen the points.
Next paint your wreath, cover with pattern paper and begin gluing the pencils down around the wreath.
While the glue is drying, its time to work on the welcome sign. Using scrap paper as masks, mask off each letter one by one and stamp with permanent ink on the front of the acrylic.
When you're done stamping the front, flip the welcome sign over and paint the back with acrylic paint. To keep the paint from scratching off, I added a layer of glaze to the back.
Using a Sharpie marker, outline the letters.
Finally all that is left to do is to tie the sign onto the wreath. You might have noticed that I punched holes in the pattern paper to line up with the holes in the wreath. I threaded fishing line through these holes and around the acrylic.
Add a bow and hang it on your door to celebrate the new school year!
Now this is just a fun time!
Posted by: Pinky | September 19, 2012 at 06:06 AM
That is so perfect. LOVE IT!
Posted by: Susan | September 19, 2012 at 06:28 AM
Hi Wendy!!! :) just love seeing your work again :) and this one is awesome!!!
Posted by: adora | September 19, 2012 at 07:03 AM
That is SO cute!!! Very clever!!
Posted by: KC Eddy | September 19, 2012 at 07:09 AM
Love your wreath Wendy!
Posted by: Tonya Dirk | September 19, 2012 at 01:10 PM
This is so very cool! What a great idea to use pencils as the base for the wreath...awesome project!
Posted by: Kay | September 20, 2012 at 07:14 AM
What a fun project!
Posted by: Rita Barakat | September 20, 2012 at 08:09 AM
Adorable! What a terrific idea for a Teacher gift! Thanks so much for sharing this great project!
Posted by: Stampendous Graphics | October 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM