Crafts 'n Coffee

I’m sure you’re seeing lots of back-to-school crafts right now, like school bus yellow, DIY Pencil Wreaths. I’ve featured a more traditional Back-to-School Wreath, too, but today’s sleek, back-to-school Pencil Wreath knows that basic black is the key to high style. In fact, this Pencil Wreath resembles a sophisticated, and fashionable, starburst wreath. You start with yellow, No. 2 pencils from the dollar store, and a coat of black paint adds style. Hang it on your own door, or give it as a back-to-school gift to an appreciative teacher.

DIY Pencil Wreath -- very sleek & chic, thanks to a coat of black paint. Looks like a retro starburst! Sleek, Back-to-School Pencil Wreath designed by Kathleen George.

To make a Sleek, Back-to-School Pencil Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath with flat front
  • Pencils, 64
  • Acrylic craft paint in black
    Mod Podge
  • Wire, 6” (for hanging)
    Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Stiff bristle paintbrush; wire knippers; straight pins

To make a Sleek, Back-to-School Pencil…

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