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?


  1. That's a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Will be linking to it on a post in the next few days.

  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! :)

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

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

    Love it!
    Have a happy weekend!


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

  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

    Fantastic job! Following you, and pinning this.

  7. Your frame is absolutely darling!! Pinning!

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

  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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