August 08, 2011

Back to School Decor!

Happy Monday!

If you are looking for the Paper Playtime post, click here.

Last week SVG Attic released the cutest cupcake set called, Back 2 School. I knew it would be perfect for a project that I had in mind.
(Beware this post is heavy on photos)
I saw this idea for a crayon wreath several years ago, at a Hobby Lobby. I put it on my "to do" list , in the back of mind and then immediately forgot about it. Then about 2 months ago, I came across a photo of one on Pinterest and I remembered that it was on my "to do" list and that my sister-in-law just happens to be a 3rd grade teacher... I immediately moved it to the top of my list.  
FYI...There is a video tutorial at the end of the post.
The crayons were purchased at Wal-Mart for 40 cents a box and the wreath base was cut from chip board, on my Cricut. There is more info about that in the video tutorial below.
These three cuts were cut from SVG, Back 2 School svg file.  All three were cut at 3" tall.
 The "school" stamp is from My Creative Time's set called, My Teacher Rocks.
All of the papers are Recollections from Michael's.
Here is what you will need to make this wreath.

1. Wreath base - mine has an 8" outside diameter and a 5" inside diameter. 
(Designed in Make-the-Cut and cut it out on my Cricut)
2. 2 packs of 24 count Crayons, for a total of 48 crayons.
(Purchased at Wal-Mart for 40 cents each.)
3. Bright colored ribbon for the bow & to attach on the back for/as a hanger.
4. Four decorative cuts to place on the from of the wreath, mine are from SVG Attic's , Back 2 School collection.
(All were cut at 3" tall)
5. A fabulous teacher to give it to!

Here is a video tutorial showing how I made it!

Part Two
I hope that you will stop by and check out the new store, blog, and forum! This week Jessica is hosting a fun 3-d challenge with a chance to win a gift certificate.

Tomorrow starts an all new sketch challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

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