Back to School Ruler Art - Teacher Gift Idea


Need an idea for a back to school gift for teachers? Or maybe you want to decorate your house for the first month of school! Here is a fun, low cost craft everyone can do!
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This craft was so fun and turned out so cute! Most of the supplies I had at home, except for the wooden rulers. I found those at Walmart for 0.25 cents a piece!
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Here is what you will need to get started! 9 Wooden Rulers, hot glue gun, jute, ribbon, scissors, paint brush, large popsicle sticks, 8x11" mailing label and red paint.
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First lay all your rulers face down and glue popsicle sticks to the back to build your support for your rulers. Tip: use a book to keep rulers straight while gluing.
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Print whatever letter you want on your large mailing label. I chose C for my last name and plan on hanging this on my door. Cut the letter out leaving the label intact.
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Get your red paint and brush and begin painting away from the edge of the label. This will help prevent bleeding underneath your label.
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Pull label off right before it dries. I lined my letter with black sharpie, but it's all up to your own preference. Use your jute to hang, by gluing it to the back of your rulers.

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  • To Work With My Hands
    on Aug 16, 2016

    What a fun back-to-school idea - so creative!

  • Emily
    on May 26, 2017

    This is such a cute idea! I included it in a blog post about teacher's gift ideas. You can read it here: www.hunnyimhomediy.com/for-the-kids/20-diy-end-of-year-teacher-gifts/
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