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!!
This 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).
It 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.
For my back to school version, I gathered together the following:
- Notebook paper
- #2 pencils
- Red and green cardstock
- Black fine tip marker
- Hot glue gun
I 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.
After 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.
With all my school supplies ready, I hot glued the pieces into the wreath.
I 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!
I 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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