Pencil and Cork Wreath

by leanneja on September 5, 2011 · 6 comments

in Crafts,Decorating

Yep, I have sunburst on the brain. I can’t seem to get enough of this look, but for the sake of this post let’s call it a sunburst wreath. And since it’s hanging on the front door I think it counts as a wreath. (Do you know how hard it is to take a decent picture of my front door because of the big window in it?)

I bought all these pencils for $1.50 (thanks to the back to school sales) and I had everything else on hand. The cork circles were going to be used for something else but it didn’t work out so I’m glad I could use them on this project.

I started with 4 pencils to form a cross then worked out from there. I wasn’t going for perfection so I didn’t measure anything, I just started gluing. I ended up using a total of 64 pencils (just in case you were wondering).

The E6000 held the pencils really well until I got to the outer ones. At that point I glued half the pencils, then weighed them down with something heavy and let them dry for about an hour. Then I glued the other half and let them dry. I glued the other cork circle to the front and then let the wreath sit over night before I finished it.

I made a banner for the front using scrapbook paper, twine, and rub on letters.

I added a ribbon to the wreath using thumbtacks. I decided on 2 rows to make it more secure.

Then I just tied the banner on the front and added a little greeting using a thumbtack to hold it in place.

I never know what to put on my door for September so I think a pencil and cork wreath might be the perfect answer for back to school.

And since the center is cork I can even attach different messages to it. Yeah, my front door is once again decorated.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Wreath Linky Party at The Nester
Trash to Treasure at Sassy Sites
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Linky Party at Lil’ Luna
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths
Every Other Thursday Link Up Party at The Idea Room
Free For All Friday at Sassy Sites
Home and Family Friday at Home is Where My Story Begins
Pity Party at 30 Handmade Days
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Door Decor Fall Linky Party at Southern Hospitality

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{ 6 comments }

Jenny K. September 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

That’s a great back to school wreath! Nice job! Visiting from “the Nester”.
Jenny K. recently posted..Paper Plates & Cookie Sprinkles

dee tollaksen September 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Awesome use of back-to-school supplies! Love the September theme. Thanks!

Pamela McCollum September 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I absolutely love this!

Heather September 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

What a neat wreath! That was very clever to use the cork for the center.

Laura Ingalls Gunn September 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

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!

Lori September 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

I absolutely love this!! Think I will be making some for my kids teachers!! :)

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