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“Back-to-School” supply wreath

“OOMPY” pick: “Back-to-School” supply wreath


Do you have a bunch of school supplies you purchased for SUPER CHEAP at the start of school?  Are you looking for a gift idea for your favorite teacher?  Then this is a project for you!!  It’s simple and inexpensive to make…BONUS!!

Items needed

  • 1 yard of black fabric-I used chalkboard print (cut into 36 2″ x 22″ strips)
  • Red fabric (3″ x 54″) for the bow
  • 18″ Straw wreath (or a pool noodle cut to size and secured with duct tape like this)
  • 5 Elmer’s glue sticks
  • 1 box (24count) Crayola Crayons
  • 2 pencils
  • 2 colored eraser tops
  • Glue gun


  1. Evenly tie the black fabric strips around the wreath until all of the strips have been used.
  2. Place the glue sticks on top of the black fabric, spaced evenly, then hot glue into place.
  3. Place the crayons evenly between each glue stick, then hot glue into place.
  4. Tie red fabric into a bow around the wreath. You can do whatever you like here. I started with the fabric folded evenly in half (with the fold at the very top of the wreath, tied a bow about 1/2 way down, then put a knot on the top and the bottom of the wreath to hold in place. I also left the extra fabric hanging at the bottom for added decoration.
  5. Hot glue the pencils with eraser tops into place…I used erasers that are our school colors :-)