Thursday, August 16, 2012

School Themed Ruler Frame

I'm really not all that thrilled about my big kids being back in school. For the first time ever, I wasn't ready for them to go back.  We had an awesome summer that ended way too quick!    But if there is one thing I can get excited about, it's crafting and decorating.  So I thought in order to have more enthusiasm about school, I would do some school themed posts.  I did a nap mat and locker accessories and now I'm doing some school themed decorating.


Starting with a ruler frame (inspired by one I saw here)


I used:
*a wooden picture frame- (from the craft store) which was painted black, then red and distressed for the black to show through
*and 2 wooden school rulers that are in all the stores right now


I cut the ruler down and mitered the corners with my handy little miter box and saw.


then I glued the ruler to the frame with wood glue.


Super simple and easy.


I put some patterned paper in the frame.


Here it is on my school mantle, which will be in an upcoming post.

How are you feel about school starting?







9 comments:

  1. That's a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Will be linking to it on a post in the next few days.
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  2. So cute! Glad you got some inspiration for your project from H&H. The ruler frame has always been one of my favorites! Love the patterned paper you put in yours, looks great. Happy Back To School! :)

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  3. Wow what a great idea! And the finished product looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Darling display! I love the whole thing! isn't melissa fabulous when it comes to inspiration!

    Love it!
    Have a happy weekend!

    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  5. Saw this on TatorTots and Jello! Have a great day, this is so darn cute!

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  6. Just saw this on Live, Laugh, Rowe. I have a school-themed den. This project would be perfect! I hope you'll stop by and link it up (and anything else you'd like to share) at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com.

    Fantastic job! Following you, and pinning this.

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  7. Your frame is absolutely darling!! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

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  8. This is darling I love it! I am looking forward to back to school for a little more structure to my life! Lazy summer days are catching up. I love your blog.
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