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.
Supplies needed to make the best teacher gift idea – a personalized ruler wreath:
- 6″ Rulers – 28 total
- 6″ Embroidery Hoop
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- 2 Point Flag Paper Punch
- Baker’s Twine
- Alphabet Letter Stickers
- Tissue Paper (if you want to make a tissue paper flower)
- Other Embellishments of Your Choice
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.
Step 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.
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.
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