Make a Back to School Crayon Wreath
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Begin this project with a Floral Craft Ring. I picked mine up from Michael’s with curbside delivery.
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Not knowing how many crayons I would need, I purchased the box of 96 Crayola crayons. With the twelve inch form you will be fine with 64 crayons. Go to work with your glue gun and attach the crayons all around the form except for about six inches along the top of the wreath. Try to keep the crayons equally spaced (you can do better than I did)! I wanted “crayola” to show on each crayon, so I made sure I glued them that way. Almost done! Make sure you keep one of those holes in the ring in the middle of your opening (where there are no crayons) at the top. You will use that hole to make a loop so the wreath can be hung up.Feed a pipe cleaner through the hole and twist the ends around themselves until you have a nice secure loop. Tie (or get someone else to tie you a bow with two ribbons). If you want an easy way to tie these double or even triple ribbon bows, look into the Probow the Hand! I didn’t get mine out for this bow, and looking back I wish I had. The ribbons I used were black and white buffalo check and this cute back to school themed ribbon. Keep the tails of the bow short, you won’t want them to cover the sign we will add to the wreath. Use a wire or pipe cleaner to secure your bow and then to attach it to your wreath. See how my bow really covered my sign? This cute sign came from Michael’s. This is a dry erase board a teacher can add all kinds of personal messages to.
A couple of other possibilities to add to the center of your wreath are this red chalkboard apple or this fun conversation bubble dry erase board. Both of these came from Bullseye’s Playground at Target! Put a length of hot glue on top of the crayons where your sign needs to be attached to the wreath. Make sure you add the glue in enough spots to secure your sign. Finish off your wreath with a fun wood cutout like this wood apple or a school bus.
Of course, I hope this will be hanging in a teacher’s classroom this Fall, but I hung it on my front door to show you how cute this will be! I hope you know a special teacher who would appreciate a handmade crayon wreath, even if she won’t be heading back to the classroom quite yet!
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