One of my craft projects this summer was making a crayon wreath for my classroom.
Total cost: Around $10 since I already had the glue gun, glue sticks, and ribbon.
Total time: About an hour.
Difficulty level: Easy.
- Crayons. I used a 128 count box of Crayola Crayons from Target. I used about 80 crayons for this project but I wanted to make sure I had enough color options. I chose to not use the browns or blacks in the wreath, so I needed lots of crayons to make it possible.
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Frame or hoops.
- Ribbon or twine (for hanging the wreath)
- Decoration for the wreath (letters for names, inspirational messages, mini chalk boards, etc). I found this "dream big" in the dollar spot at Target (disclaimer, it was $3).
Pinterest suggested using two embroidery hoops of different sizes for this project. I chose to go in a different direction and use a wire wreath frame, like this one from Joann's:
I flipped it over and used the back side of the frame because I wanted to glue the crayons to the most outside and most inside rings.
I started with putting down newspapers over my work space. I tend to get strands of hot glue everywhere, so I wanted to protect my table cloth.
I chose my four anchor colors (red, blue, green, orange) and glued these crayons in the corner.
I forgot to take a picture of this step, so here is Two Yellow Birds Decor's example:
They used embroidery hoops but I found the floral wreath frame to be easier.
From there, I simply glued the crayons to the wreath. I tried to glue using the black designs on the Crayola wrapper, but it didn't line up quite perfectly. However, from a distance you can't tell!
When I was done gluing, I added my decorative sign:
All that is left is to add decorative ribbon (which I think is in my classroom) and I'm done! The total time for this craft project? About an hour, although it's longer if you're distracted by Netflix!
A helpful hint:
Pay attention to where you put the glue gun down. I didn't and ended up melting the edge of one of my crayons after I'd already glued it down. It's not noticeable from a far, but it's still a bummer.
I'm already planning my next craft project!
I will be recreating this: