Well it is that time of year again. Here in Virginia we start school tomorrow. It is bitter-sweet. I am so excited that my girls are returning to school, but I am not looking forward to all the “routine” again. We have really enjoyed the fun, crazy, fly by the seat of your pants summer!
I wanted to mark the occasion of school starting with what else….a new wreath for my front door. When all else fails on a creative funk day, make a wreath! I found these old flash cards at a yard sale a few months ago. I just loved the simple vintage design. I picked them up for $1.00 and I knew I would make something.
I had a few cardboard cake bases. I thought they would make a good size and shape for the wreath.
I simply started gluing them to the edges of the cardboard. I knew I wanted three levels so I would have to stager the layers on each level. I needed there to be height in between. I didn’t show them, but I used empty ribbon spools. They worked perfect! Just the right height. Once I got the layers going and added my height I realized it looked a little empty. Okay what do you think of when you think back to school? Paper, Pencils, glue….. Notebook paper. That was it! Notebook paper was the perfect filler.
I kept layering and layering and finally felt done. I looked at it and thought it was missing something. COLOR! I added a few pencils in for color and made the center out of crinkled notebook paper. I just added a cute little chalkboard to the center to complete the school theme.
I hope you have a wonderful school year. Keep checking back for more posts. I have taken a break for a while, but I will be working really hard to post every week.