Teacher Appreciation or Welcome Wreath

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Teacher Appreciation or Welcome Wreath

This Welcome Wreath is easy to make and will look fantastic on my son’s teacher’s door!

Instructions:

1. First wrap the wreath with ribbon covering the entire wreath. Use a straight pin or adhesive square to adhere ribbon on backside of wreath.

2. Next select your papers and cut and punch out your flower shapes. I used sizes ranging from 3 ¾ inches to 4 ¾ inches. Varying as I went to give me some different sizes to work with. Once I had cut my flower out I inked the edges with Colorbox Chalk Inks. The color doesn’t need to match the paper exactly but just offer enough color to give some shading to the papers.

3. After inking it’s time to build the flowers. I used 23 flowers and 21 small punched circles. I simply layered the flowers, changing them around until I liked the color combinations. Once I had settled on how I liked them, I started adhering them together using GlueArts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac Adhesive to assure good adhesion. On some pieces I cut a square from the U Cut It foam sheet to pop up a flower layer for added dimension. To adhere the buttons I used the 3d Raisen’s for a strong hold and height.

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4. Once the flowers were glued together I then adhered them to the wreath again using my Glue Glider Pro with PermaTac. I selected a few flowers; I cut some additional squares from the U Cut It Foam and added that underneath to raise them up off the wreath.

5. After you’ve added the flowers you can personalize the wreath or just leave it as is. I hand cut a banner and inked the edges. The banner will tuck easily into the flowers. So it could even be changed out to say Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Welcome, etc. Lastly I added a ribbon and finished it off with a bow. It’s ready for gift giving and will look fantastic on my son’s teacher’s door!

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Supply List

Glue Art Glue Glider Pro Extreme Adhesive and Perma-Tac
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares & Micro Squares
Glue Arts 3D Combo Pack
Cricut Expresssion
Cricut Forever Young Cartridge
My Little Shoebox Sew Cut Paper Collection
American Crafts Alphabet Stickers
Jenni Bowlin Paper
BoBunny Double Dot Cardstock
Styrofoam Wreath
Colorbox Chalk Inks
May Arts Ribbon
Buttons