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. 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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