Back-to-School Crayon Wreath

crayon wreath 500x343 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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…

IMG 5837 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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.


IMG 5836 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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



IMG 5838 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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



IMG 5839 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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



IMG 5840 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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



IMG 5841 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

 Continue until you’ve covered the entire wreath.



IMG 5845 500x333 Back to School Crayon 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.  :)



IMG 5846 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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



IMG 5844 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

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


IMG 5854 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

 But on the wreath they look so much prettier.



IMG 5843 500x333 Back to School Crayon Wreath

 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.



IMG 5853 500x750 Back to School Crayon Wreath


What’s your favorite school supply???


  • Share This Post:
  • [pinit count="horizontal"]
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Share this Post on Twitter
  • Email this Post
Filed Under: Crafts, MAKE IT


  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!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>