Back To School Present Thanks to G45

I really wanted to do something special for Little Honey's teacher when "Pop" my email delivers a fantastic Graphic 45 Back-to-School door wreath by Kristin Wilson of the G45 2012 Design Team.  

I fell in love with it and decided to make one at 3 o'clock in the morning.  With all that is going on around me I knew I didn't have a lot of time.  I say this to let you know you can create this fab wreath in no time.  I think I'm going to do one with my Halloween Graphic 45. 

Ingredients:  Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection; Ranger White Enamel; Pure Color ribbon; Deluxe Designs chipboard chalkboard; Quick Quotes ribbon (center); Tim Holtz staples; and a lot of hot glue!

Here is the link to the tutorial  "Teacher Gift - Paper Wreath!" 

A couple of things I did differently.  
  • Kristin stapled the center cones to the cardboard base.  I just stapled the end of the cone flat then hot glued them.  I was afraid of the staples coming out as they did not fold/fasten closed in the back.
  • My black circle is only 5 inches instead of 5.5 inches.  Just a matter of preference. 
  • I added a mini Glue Dot to the ribbons around the cones just to make sure they stay in place.  
  • The center piece is totally different.  I made my chalkboard into a ribbon slide with the Crop-a-dile. 

Crossing my fingers the teacher likes the wreath.  Saying prayers that Little Honey loves her first day of school. 

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  safety of my children
2.  anticipation of meeting Ali this week
3.  Ms. L and Ms. A
4.  God meeting my needs, wants, and desires above my hopes
5.  holding the hand of the person you love to watch your children grow up


  1. what a great project~I feel a lift coming on~hope you don't mind!!! Fabulous as always and the teacher is gonna love it!!!

  2. Super fun project! Love all the colorful ribbon and the fun shape of the wreath. :)

  3. wow! such an incredible gift, debby!

  4. How adorable and fun. She is going to love it!!

  5. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Hi Debbie, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Your wreath is absolutely stunning. Love the idea of the glue dot behind the ribbon. You did a fantastic job and the teacher is gonna flip! Thanks for doing the tutorial and sharing this awesome creation.

  6. so cute, and I love the vintage feel of the colours and how simple it feels.

  7. LOVE this!!! The teacher is going to love it too!

  8. That is a terrific teacher gift. How cool and thoughtful

  9. A very wonderful teacher gift. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Super cute!! I am with Connie on the lift.


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