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How to Make a Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath

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How to Make a Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath

I am a bit obsessed with rubber ducks. My obsession began when my oldest daughter was a young toddler. She absolutely loved ducks, so I started buying her new ducks whenever I saw one in the baby department at the store. At one point I order a bunch of ducks from an online party store. However, when the package arrived, I discovered that these particular ducks were not safe or recommended for young children under the age of 3. After much thought and consideration, I decided to use the unsafe ducks as craft materials so that I could safely display the rubber ducks out of reach of my daughter but within sight for her to enjoy. All three of my kiddos now enjoy my rubber duck wreaths. And so do I!

I started by making a Halloween duck-oration wreath and then created a Thanksgiving duck-oration wreath followed by a Christmas duck-oration wreath. I also recently made ducky wreaths for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. I also made a patriotic rubber duck wreath. I am also a bit obsessed with making wreaths for all the other holidays and seasons of the year. Most recently I pulled out my package of alphabet rubber ducks to make an educational wreath perfect for the back-to-school season.

If you too love rubber ducks, here are my simple instructions for making a back-to-school duck-oration wreath.

Materials

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Instructions

  1. Use the needle and thread to sew the rubber ducks securely onto the wreath. Sew the ducks on with two or more stitches for maximum stability.
  2. Wrap the garland around the wreath. Weave the garland around the ducks.
  3. Use the hot glue to secure the garland as necessary on the back of the wreath.
  4. Display the back-to-school duck-oration wreath.

Alphabet Ducks and Willow Wreath

Sewing the Ducks to the Wreath

Sewing More Ducks to the Wreath

Alphabet Ducks Sewn on Wreath

Gluing Silver Garland to the Wreath

Weaving the Garland Around the Wreath

Finished Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath

Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath

Image Credits

How to Make a Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Alphabet Ducks and Willow Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Sewing the Ducks to the Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Sewing More Ducks to the Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Alphabet Ducks Sewn on Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Gluing Silver Garland to the Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Weaving the Garland Around the Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Finished Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson
Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath © 2019 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, daughter, son, dogs, and cat. She writes The Parenting Patch, which is a parenting blog, information, and news plus reviews, recipes, crafts, homeschooling, and more.

Word Matrix: Ply ("lay, fold, twist")

Word Matrix: Ply (“lay, fold, twist”)

Word Matrix: D ("set, put")

Word Matrix: D (“set, put”)