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…
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.
1. Cut your fabric into strips a couple inches wide…pinking shears keep the edges from fraying.
2. Wrap the fabric strips around the foam wreath, securing the edges with a hot glue gun.
All done…no need for it to be perfect since it will be covered up.
3. Use a hot glue gun to glue the crayons on the wreath.
Continue until you’ve covered the entire wreath.
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. :)
5. Start rolling them up, making sure to keep it tight.
6. Hot glue the edges. See? I told you they just look like rolled up pieces of cloth!
But on the wreath they look so much prettier.
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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