This year I have been purging the closets and cabinets. My purge to project marathon has produced some fun new things, but when I cleaned out the game closet I was a little stumped. It took me a minute to decide all the mismatched and leftover game pieces could be used for greatness…a DIY teacher wreath! You might be past school age kids, but don’t leave just yet. This idea would be great for just about anyone, just adapt the stuff you pull out of your junk drawer!
I’m gonna brag here for a minute. My son has the MOST AMAZING teacher. Seriously, she is SO GOOD at what she does, cares so deeply for her kids and she runs a tight ship, which I really appreciate. I am so thankful for women like her who so graciously love on and pour into my children, because y’all, it takes an army!!! It’s nice to see someone walking in their gift. She will be getting this teacher wreath, and I hope she takes it as a token of thanks for all she does.
If you want to make one too, it’s simple. Clean out your game closet, craft buckets and drawers. I promise you have tons of goodies lurking that will be perfect! I started with Kleenex, because you know an elementary school teacher is knee deep in some Kleenex! I used them to make a few “flowers” they were easy, I cut four circles all different sizes, squirted some hot glue in the middle of each and gathered them together then glued them on a grapevine wreath.
For the bow I gathered a few fun colors, layered lengths on top of each other, gathered them in the middle and tied the bow off in the middle. I cut some loops and left others, then spread the ribbons out a bit and tied it to the wreath by the flowers.
Crayons and pencils scattered around are fun, especially next to creepy crawly bugs from science class. Rulers are all over our house and perfect for a great addition. Anything that makes you think of school days is game for this fun idea. If you have teacher appreciation week coming up or just want to say THANK YOU to the teacher pouring into your child this is a unique way to help your favorite teacher dress up their room and feel loved!
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