How To Make A Crayon Wreath

crayon wreath

I first saw the idea for this  DIY 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 crayon wreath is intended to be used 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…

How To Make A Crayon Wreath

Crayon Wreath Supplies:

crayon wreath

  • 2″ wreath (or whatever size you want)
  • 2-3 x 24-count packages of crayons
  • hot glue
  • extra fabric

Crayon Wreath Directions:

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

 

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

 

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 STEP 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.

 

 STEP 7. 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.

There You Have… One Cute Crayon Wreath!

crayon wreath

This post was first published August 2011. Last updated 2018.

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18 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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. 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. 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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