Back-to-School Crayon Wreath

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I first saw the idea for this crayon wreath on Pinterest.  I instantly fell in love and knew I needed to make one.  Plus, crayons are so cheap right now and the only other material I had to buy was the foam wreath.  And did I tell you I have the perfect spot for it???

By the way…this wreath is intended to be indoors.  Believe me, you don’t want waxy crayon running down your front door!

Before I walk you through the process, I want to tell you a little secret.  I’m not crafty.  Nope.  I typically don’t even enjoy doing “adult” crafts because they never turn out like I want.  Kid’s crafts that I make with Big Brother, on the other hand, typically turn out how I expect them to!  So I may or may not have torn off the crayons and started over when almost half had already been hot-glued on…

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Here’s what you’ll need:  a 12″ wreath (or whatever size you want), 2-3 24-count packages of crayons, hot glue, and extra fabric.

 

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 1.  Cut your fabric into strips a couple inches wide…pinking shears keep the edges from fraying.

 

 

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2.  Wrap the fabric strips around the foam wreath, securing the edges with a hot glue gun.

 

 

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 All done…no need for it to be perfect since it will be covered up.

 

 

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 3.  Use a hot glue gun to glue the crayons on the wreath.

 

 

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 Continue until you’ve covered the entire wreath.

 

 

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 4.  To make the “flowers”, just fold a piece of scrap fabric (hot glue the fold if you need to) until it is about 1/2 to 1 inch wide.  If you’re looking for a prettier flower tutorial, you might want to look elsewhere.  My “flowers” just kind of look like rolled up pieces of cloth.  :)

 

 

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5.   Start rolling them up, making sure to keep it tight.

 

 

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 6.  Hot glue the edges.  See?  I told you they just look like rolled up pieces of cloth!

 

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 But on the wreath they look so much prettier.

 

 

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 For the hanger, I just used a piece of ribbon and hot glued and pinned the edges.  It’s been up for over a week and hasn’t fallen yet…so I’m thinking this is good enough.

 

 

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What’s your favorite school supply???

 

Comments

  1. says

    Adorable! Did you put this on your front door? I’d love to but worry that the sun might melt the crayons, especially since I get some wicked-hot morning sun on my brown metal door. :( I think I’ll just have to find a spot to hang this inside! Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      I just added this helpful tidbit of info. No, I put it on our pantry door. I am pretty sure the crayons would melt all over the place if it was on our front door! :)

  2. says

    I have that pinned on Pinterest too, but I’ve been too chicken to try it out. I am golden in the kids crafts department, but lacking in the adult crafts department, just like you. Thanks for the tutorial. I just stocked up on crayons so I think I’ll have to get brave enough to try this one.

  3. Liz Hyke says

    I am so glad to have found this!! I seen the idea on Pinterest but there were no instructions. I have been looking for ideas for my daycare mamas and this is perfect!! Thank you so much for posting this for all of us to see. You rock!!

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