School Wreath Tutorial

I have showed you the crayon nametag I made for back-to-school night for Isaac’s teacher a few years ago.  Well I didn’t want the nametag to sit in a desk drawer all year.  So I made a school wreath to display the nametag.  When a teacher wants to wear it she can just take it off the wreath.  While she isn’t wearing it she has a wreath to display in her classroom.

school wreath


yarn – (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn in yellow – Michaels)

decorative yarn

14” STYROFOAM™ Brand wreath

floral pins


flower pattern or diecut machine with flower die

notebook paper

crayon nametag

stick pins


washi tape

baker’s twine

1.  Start by wrapping a 14” STYROFOAM™ Brand wreath in yarn securing with a floral pin on the back.  This takes a long time.  I suggest watching a show or a movie while you do this.  Wrapping a wreath is not for the impatient.
yarn wrapped wreath


2.  Add some decorative yarn on top of that.  Secure it with a floral pin on the back.
back to school wreath

3.  Cut out some notebook paper flowers using a die cut machine or a flower template online.  I used two sized flowers stacked on top of each other.  Secure those with a thumbtack into the STYROFOAM™ Brand wreath.

notebook paper flowers

4.  Secure your nametag pin in place by pinning it onto the wreath.

teacher wreath

5.  Next string some baker’s twine left to right (wrapping around stick pins) to create a pennant banner.  Take a piece of washi tape and fold it over the baker’s twine onto itself.  Cut with scissors into your desire pennant shape.

washi pennant banner

6.  Add a length of scrap fabric on the back by securing it with a floral pin.

classroom wreath

crayon wreath tutorial

teacher classroom wreath

Do you want to see all the wreaths I have made for the STYROFOAM™ Brand campaign this year?


Source: Land of Nod Felt Circle Wreath, 5 Minute Christmas Wreath, Ruffled Streamer Wreath, Back to School Wreath, Spider Infested Halloween Wreath, Racing Flags Wreath