Back to School Craft: Vintage Ruler Picture Frame
It's the Back to School edition of Craft Lightning. You can see more amazing 15 minute back to school crafts by clicking the LINK at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to follow along with our Hosts at The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts and Me and My Inklings to see all of the Back to School projects.
I had hoarded collected these cute vintage-inspired rulers from Seven Gypsies several years ago and they have been waiting in my craft stash for just the right project. Now is their time to shine! This project was completely crafted in under 15 minutes and from my existing stash!
Now, on to my project:
- Seven Gypsies School Rulers – Black, White, Light Brown and Dark Brown. They have been retired, but I found them at Simon Says Stamp
- Aleene'® Tacky Glue® by I Love to Create
- Americana Paints by DecoArt – Lamp Black and Chocolate Brown
- Mid-West Products Easy Cutter Ultimate – I got mine at Dick Blick
- Paint Brush, Water Basin, Palette, Paper Towels, Burlap Flower, Vintage Button, Black Twine and Unfinished Wooden Frame – 5″ by 7″ – Craft Store.
STEP ONE: Paint the unfinished wooden frame with Lamp Black, let dry. Distress the Black and White Ruler pieces with Chocolate Brown, let dry.
STEP TWO: Measure and cut your sections on ruler, then dry fit on the frame. Once you are pleased with the layout then glue all pieces in place with Aleene's Tacky Glue. Set aside to dry.
STEP THREE: Thread black twine through vintage button and tie in a knot. Attach button to flower and burlap flower to frame.
I inserted a piece of dictionary paper with BACK TO SCHOOL written on it and will insert the First Day of School photo when the kids go back in August!
Follow this link to check out all of the Back to School inspiration!
Check out my project
DIY Ruler Sign Welcome Back to School
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth
10 thoughts on “Back to School Craft: Vintage Ruler Picture Frame”
This is such a great idea Beth! Very creative! Thank You for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens.
Thank you, Kim!!
Super cute! I just love the look of all of that vintage goodness! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family!
Thank you for hosting, Jennifer!
What a fun project! And so doable– my favorite thing.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you, Richella for the feature!!
Very unique frame! I’m guest hosting for Niki at Crafty Creators and I’ve chosen your frame to feature this week. It will be on my blog and Niki’s starting tomorrow. Hop over and take a look!
Thanks a bunch, Allyson! I’ll make sure to stop by and say HI!!
Now this is one sweet vintage-inspired makeover Beth! Right up my alley. I love that it blends in with school if desired as well. So pretty!
Thank you very much, Donna! It’s one of my favs!!