I’m kinda liking the whole school theme. My little guy is loving preschool and I want to reinforce that any way I can. When making my Back to School frame I got the idea to make a ruler frame to go along.
Making a ruler frame was pretty much as easy as I thought and I love how they turned out, very academic.
1. Lay your rulers on your frame. I liked one end under and one end over. Mark with a pencil where to make your cuts so they fit on the frame just right.
2. CAREFULLY cut your rulers with the table saw. Be sure to account for the width of the blade when cutting. I had to leave an extra 1/8th inch. If you don’t have a table saw you can use a hack saw. I did my first two like this, but it took forever.
3. Lay your rulers back on your frame to make sure they fit right. Then hot glue to frame by putting a line of glue across the end of the ruler that goes under and another line of glue about an inch in from the “over” end so it will touch the ruler under it.
Simple as pie. The kind made with pre-made crust and pudding.
Total cost: $3 per frame
Rulers: $2 (2 for $1, used 4)
Everything else on hand
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