In the spirit of Back-to-School, I've had this idea of making a wreath with pencils rolling around in my head for a while. In the spirit of procrastination, I finally got around to it today. It's 5:30 p.m. My oldest starts Kindergarten tomorrow and I'm still in my pajamas. I really had no image in mind or inspiration other than pencils, so winging it is probably an understatement.
Here's what I came up with:
- I wrapped a length of grosgrain ribbon leftover from Christmas around a small upholstery hoop I already had and then placed my pencils on the hoop, eraser ends touching, until I was pleased with the shape it was taking.
- Then I hot glued them in place, weaved more ribbon over and under every other pencil, trimmed and hot glued the ribbons' ends and attached a small loop of floral wire through the screw of the upholstery hoop.
- The whole thing took about an hour and only cost me about $4 in pencils.
- I might add another circle of chipboard for support behind the wreath, perhaps spray-painted with chalkboard paint. Usually that means it will never happen. Stay tuned.
Okay. With that off my plate, I'm ready for school to begin tomorrow ; )