Back to school wreath

Back to school wreath

Back to school wreath 550 521 Atop Serenity Hill

It’s almost here…the beginning of another school year! This year I’m in need of some motivation but I also have something to celebrate! The motivation is to help me just dig in and finish the last two classes I need for my BA in Fine Art. The celebration is for a new job! I will be a school portrait photographer this year and will be spending a ton of time in many schools here in NJ. So I’m making my own back to school wreath!!
backtoschoolwreathThis wreath is the next incarnation of the one I started way back at St Patrick’s Day, and that has undergone a few changes since (here and here).
burlap_wreathIt all starts with a grapevine wreath, some burlap strips, a little gold cording and some hot glue. The instructions for the base can be found here.
schoolsuppliesforwreathFor my back to school version, I gathered together the following:

  • Notebook paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Red and green cardstock
  • Scotchtape
  • Black fine tip marker
  • Hot glue gun

paperapplesschoolwreathCollageI created the apples by cutting out red circles and green leaf and stem combos. Using the black marker, I added some stitching marks to define all the apple pieces. The stem and leaf is hot glued onto the apple.
pencilpaperschoolwreathCollageAfter sharpening my new pencils, I had a little stress therapy and snapped them in half! For the notebook paper tubes, I cut 3″ squares, rolled them up and secured the tube with a piece of tape.
burlapgrapevinebacktoschoolwreathWith all my school supplies ready, I hot glued the pieces into the wreath.
pencilapplepaperwreathI only used a small amount of glue on all of the supplies since I plan to use this wreath again for the holidays. Any ideas what I should do? Halloween will be here before we know it!
backtoschoolwreathI am sure this colorful wreath will keep me motivated this semester!! I am looking forward to the new job and maybe I will end up photographing one of your kids!


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