Teacher Gift Idea: Personalized Ruler Wreath

If you’re looking for a cute and crafty teacher gift idea for back to school or Teacher Appreciation Week, you’re in the right place!  Whether it’s a new teacher you’d like to make a good impression on or one you know and love, this personalized ruler wreath is a perfect gift for any teacher.  The rulers tie in the school theme perfectly and you can easily customize it with different colors and embellishments.

Teacher-gift-idea-ruler-wreath-crafts-unleashedI love the way this teacher gift idea ruler wreath turned out, and you can’t beat a quick and easy craft that makes a big impact!

Supplies needed to make the best teacher gift idea – a personalized ruler wreath:supply-list

Step 1. Remove the inner ring of the embroidery hoop and stash away in your craft stash. Space 14 rulers evenly around the embroidery hoop and hot glue into place.

As you can see, I let the rulers hang about a 1/4 of an inch off the center of the hoop. I didn’t do that for any particular reason, but it ended up working out in the end – the center of the wreath ended up looking clean and uniform.

Teacher-gift-idea-ruler-wreath-crafts-unleashed-step1Step 2. Take the rest of the rulers and glue them on top and in between the first layer of rulers to create a sunburst effect.

Teacher-gift-idea-ruler-wreath-crafts-unleashed-step2Step 3. Choose the scrapbook paper colors of your choice and punch as many flag shapes as needed for your teacher’s name. Add the sticker letters to the flags and hot glue to a long piece of baker’s twine. Glue a few of the flags and baker’s twine into place as needed.

Teacher-gift-idea-ruler-wreath-crafts-unleashed-3Step 4: Finish with embellishments of your choice and add a pretty ribbon and bow for hanging!

The blue flower is made out of tissue paper and the yellow flowers are pre-made (I just added a pearl center). I used this technique HERE to make the tissue paper flower – just use smaller pieces of tissue paper and leave one side flat.

Teacher-gift-idea-ruler-wreath-crafts-unleashed-2I hope this teacher gift idea has given you some inspiration to make one for that special teacher in your life! What other teacher gift ideas do you have? Share them in the comments below!


*My inspiration was from the Polka Dot Chair with this wreath tutorial. Stop on by to see Melissa’s version!


About Sarah {Crafts Unleashed Editor}

Sarah is the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator for ConsumerCrafts.com. She is new to the craft/DIY world and discovered a love for it after joining the company. Sarah is a dessert addict, animal lover, a bit of a perfectionist, and obsessed with trying new Pinterest recipes.


  1. Amy says

    I hope I get a response ASAP! I am going to attempt to make this for my sons teacher. Its teacher appreciation week. I think I can manage most tasks but was wondering if you had a tutorial or link to a good tutorial on making the bow to hang the wreath? I have zero bow skills. Thanks in advance for the help and also the great idea!


  2. Tammy says

    I love this idea. So i decided on doing this for my sons teacher but I did change some things around on mine to make it more fun and friendly (not saying yours dont) im just saying i love to be different. but im having a problem with the bow. i hadnt figured out how the bow is suppose to hold the wreath or am i just to dumb to understand that part. so i guess you can say i’m asking a stupid question but i would love to have an answer too. thanks and again i love this idea its very cute, creative an inexpensive.

    • Sarah {Crafts Unleashed Editor} says

      Hi Tammy, thanks for stopping by and I’m so glad to hear you like it!
      I used floral wire to help create/hold together the bow. I left enough wire to create a loop behind the bow and used the wire hanger to hang the wreath. Hope that helps!

  3. Jenni says

    Love this!! Where did you purchase your rulers? I would love to do one for each of my sons teachers but at the prices I have found I can barely afford to do one. Also, what size is your 2 point punch?

    • Sarah {Crafts Unleashed Editor} says

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for stopping by! I apologize, I meant to and must have gotten sidetracked before publishing. I will add now. Thanks! :)

  4. Kathy N-V says

    I just finished making your teacher’s wreath, although I made some small changes. I used a flat “wreath base” made of masonite that I found in my local craft store instead of an embroidery hoop. This wider base made the hot-gluing easy. I also found some tiny blackboards on your site that I thought would look nicer than the paper banners. Instead of chalk, I wrote the teacher’s name in white paint Sharpie. In between the blackboards, which I glued in place, I added some teacher themed beads (also found on the site. My ribbon is purple, and accented with a few #2 pencils. Altogether, it’s a bit more colorful than your wreath, and I am sure that my teacher friend will love it. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  5. Jill says

    What a fun idea! My sister-in-law has just qualified as teacher and we’re throwing her a party to celebrate and this would be so perfect for a door/welcome decoration! Thanks


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