I can’t be the only one who feels as though summer is slipping through my fingers. The break is already halfway over, and before you know it, it’ll be backpacks and lunch kits and “Tell me you haven’t lost your shoes again…. ”
I love coming up with back to school gift ideas for teachers. It’s probably because my day job was being a teacher before I had my kidlets. Even though I taught high school, I always made sure that I had a nicely decorated classroom.
There weren’t any empty bulletin boards in my room. I was the teacher stapling scrapbooking paper to them, just to add a bit of “flair.”
Classroom wreaths??!? Yes, let’s start that trend!
Supplies needed to make your own ruler star back to school gift:
- 6″ Wooden Rulers – 10
- Stapler and Staples
- Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- David Tutera 2.5 inch Cream Burlap Flowers
- Gold Wired Ribbon
- Hemp Twine
Once you’ve gathered your materials, this back to school gift really only takes about 10 minutes. The fact that these little flowers come ready to be stuck onto your craft is a BIG help.
I wanted my back to school gift star to be large enough to hang on a door, so I joined my rulers together with a craft stapler. This works surprisingly well. Staplers are a must-have in your craft stash.
When I finished glueing on the top ruler to complete the star, I noticed a spot on the lower right hand part of the star where the staples had popped through the ruler. I knew immediately that this would be a good place to put my bow and burlap flowers.
Accessorizing is best when it’s carefully thought out.
I glued the bow to the star and then added the flowers to its center. I like things in odd numbers, so I chose three.
Apples are nice, but wall decor keeps the classroom cheery all year long!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!