DIY Crayon Wreath

Though I am in the midst of wedding planning, there aren't too many crafts I can do myself that don't require my fiancé's expertise, so the crafting bug itching inside of me this weekend set out to do a just-for-fun craft. For any of you that are teachers or that know a teacher who would like one, this is a simple and adorable craft project for you to try out. I first saw this on Pinterest--pinned from a craft suggestion from my all-time favorite Hobby Lobby, and fell in love with it. I knew I needed it for my classroom. I thought it would be a good replacement for next year when my crayon art currently in my room is no longer applicable.

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It may be a little early be making "Mrs. Helms" things for myself, but like I said, I needed to craft something, and I'm more than happy keeping it in my bedroom to remind me what I am becoming until it's time to be in my classroom. (I'm excited to be his wife, so sue me!) ;)

We (sadly) don't have a Hobby Lobby near us, so I found all my supplies from Michaels during my break between Parent Teacher Conferences (and was therefore a couple minutes late to a conference, whoops!).

DIY Crayon Wreath

Supplies:

1 large, cardboard floral wreath frame 2 packages colored, mini clothespins 1 small chalkboard if you can find it (I couldn't so I used a mini picture frame and printed out a rounded rectangle, filled black with white, KG Ten Thousand Reasons Font) 1 box of 100+ crayons (I got a 96 crayon box and used the leftovers from my melted crayon art projects) 1 wreath hanger small, wooden letters (M.R.S. in my case) 1 roll of thick, wired ribbon 1 roll of small, school themed ribbon tacky glue

DIY Crayon Wreath

Directions:

Arrange the crayons around the wreath to figure out where you want to glue them. Since it's a circle, the ends of the crayons should be touching, but the tips should have a little space between them.

DIY Crayon Wreath

I positioned the crayons closer to the end on the wreath frame. You'll want to leave a little space that's the width of the thicker ribbon to hang it.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Tie a piece of thick ribbon around the space in the frame and glue it in place.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Glue all the crayons in place. I did about three at a time.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Write your last name on the chalkboard, or print it out and cut it to fit the picture frame.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Glue your wooden letters to the top; you can paint them first if you'd like.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Position the frame on top of the crayons and lay out the clothespins along the ends of the crayons, leaving a space where the frame is.

DIY Crayon Wreath

I made two rows of clothespins, each row face a different way.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Glue the frame in place.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Glue the thin, school ribbon in the center of the thick ribbon and let dry. (I used about a little less than a yard of ribbon and then trimmed it.)

DIY Crayon Wreath

Tie into a bow, and glue in place to cover the frame where the hanging ribbon was tied.

DIY Crayon Wreath

Let it dry, tie the top ribbon into a bow that makes it hang at the desired length and you're done! A $20 [I desperately need a me-craft day] project in two hours makes this teacher extremely happy!

DIY Crayon Wreath