Sunburst Pencil Wreath

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 ; )

Are you?



  1. This is so cool! What an awesome idea.

  2. Your wreath is adorable ~ I love it!

    I am hosting a new linky party on Wednesdays ~ FALL in Love With Your Home. I'd love for you to join in the fun.

    Have a very happy Labor day!

  3. Thanks Kathleen and Laura!

    I'd love to join your link party Laura. Thanks for inviting me. Looking forward to visiting your blog.

    Have a great evening ladies!

  4. Erin,

    This is amazing...so cute! What a perfect way to start out the school year. I think you are starting a very important tradition here with your first starting kindergarten. Enjoy tomorrow!


  5. Super cute idea!!

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up

  6. Thanks, Conni. I'm glad to have found your blog!
    Have a great week.

  7. What an adorable idea! Bet you could market them to teachers.

  8. This is really cute - love it! And perfect for this time of year - would also make a great teacher's gift too!

  9. Thanks, Fran & Holly! Fran, do you want one for next year or will you be at the beach ; )?

  10. That is very original and very cute! I am sure your kindergartener was excited!!

  11. A really cute idea, Erin. Truly the craft of a teacher. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday last week. Hope to see you this week, as well.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  12. Genius!! Love this idea! Can't wait to make for my classroom door!