Back To School Pencil Wreath Tutorial

This cute Back to School Pencil Wreath can be used for a Back to School Party or a Back to School Photo Backdrop. It was really easy to make and I’m going to show you how!

Back To School Pencil Wreath Tutorial

Here is what I used.

pencil wreath supplies

LOTS of pencils, 2 pieces of cardboard, hot glue, white, yellow and black paint.

First, I cut out a large circle from one piece of my cardboard.  BTW, I cut out my cardboard using a bowl at a stencil. I then started to place the pencils.

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Its a tricky thing placing the pencils! I wanted to glue them right away and then would noticed that either they were even or I just didn’t like it.

DIY Pencil Wreath Ideas

Then this would happen. It happened quite a few times!! :/

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So, eventually when I was happy with the design I actually marked each pencil so that I could put them all back on with the hot glue in the same design that I had finally decided on.

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DIY Pencil Wreath for School Tutorial

Now, I put TONS of hot glue over the pencils to glue on the top piece of cardboard.

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Once the glue had dried I painted the top circle cardboard cut out. I FORGOT to take pictures of that!!! I painted the circle black, used the yellow to paint a faux ruler on the edge and used white for the letters. If you by flat or matte paint the white on black looks just like chalk. Only one layer needed!

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That cute little apple my hubby made. He cut it out of card stock because I “it just needs something more”! HAHA! But seriously, that little apple was the icing!

SO cute right!?? You could make this as a gift too! Just had the teachers name, maybe something like Ms. Janet is an A+ Teacher!!

I used this wreath for a photo backdrop.

Back to School Photo Backdrop Tutorial

You can read about how I created that backdrop in my Back To School Photo or Party Backdrop Tutorial post!

BTW I have a post of 101 FREE Back To School printables. The cute signs and banners you see above can be found in this post.

Have you made a pencil wreath before? Or have you ever thrown a Back To School party or had a Back To School or First Day of School photo shoot?? I would love to hear about it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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