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Teacher Gift: How to Make a Crayon Wreath Craft Tutorial


How to Make a Crayon Wreath

How to Make a Crayon Wreath

I’ve seen this craft around Pinterest, but I never came across a good tutorial for how to make one.  So, I got all creative and dove in on my own.  To be honest, this isn’t exactly a kids’ craft, but my little one did “help” by handing me the different colored crayons as I used the hot glue gun.  I’m so excited to give it to her teacher later today!

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What You Need to Make a Crayon Wreath

  • Crayons (we used two boxes of 64 plus a few extra crayons from a third box)
  • Two different-sized embroidery hoops (mine were 12″ and 8″)
  • Strong string or floral wire (I used embroidery floss)
  • Hot glue
Crayon Wreath Craft Supplies

Crayon Wreath Craft Supplies

Place the embroidery hoops on your surface with the small one inside of the big one.  Placed a dab of hot glue on each and lay the crayon across so it is stuck to both.

Place the embroidery hoops on your surface with the small one inside of the big one. Placed a dab of hot glue on each and lay the crayon across so it is stuck to both.

The hardest part for me was to get the spacing down.  They need to be angled so that there is more space between them on the bigger embroidery hoop.  Really, it just took a while to get the feel of it down, and I went back and pulled off a few once I had a good idea of the correct angle.

Glue crayons all the way around your embroidery hoops.

Glue crayons all the way around your embroidery hoops.

Because there is so much space between the sharpened ends of the crayons, you can’t lay the second layer right on top of the first without creating something for them to rest on.

Wrap your string around the crayons, getting it as close to the outer edge of the larger embroidery hoop as possible.  Once you've gone all the way around, tie it off and snip the long ends of the string.

Wrap your string around the crayons, getting it as close to the outer edge of the larger embroidery hoop as possible. Once you've gone all the way around, tie it off and snip the long ends of the string.

Notice that the string crosses over the TOP side of the crayons rather than the bottom.  This is so you have a level place to glue your second layer of crayons.

Add the second layer to your crayon wreath by gluing the next crayon at the bottom where the two from the first layer meet.  Glue the sharpened end to the string or floral wire you added in the last step.

Add the second layer to your crayon wreath by gluing the next crayon at the bottom where the two from the first layer meet. Glue the sharpened end to the string or floral wire you added in the last step.

Since ours was a teacher Christmas gift, we added a bow and poinsettia to our crayon wreath.

Since ours was a teacher Christmas gift, we added a bow and poinsettia to our crayon wreath.


Discussion

One comment for “Teacher Gift: How to Make a Crayon Wreath Craft Tutorial”

  1. I think the Crayon wreath is a great idea for a teachers gift. He or she can also use it as picture frame

    Posted by Ms. Turner | April 4, 2013, 10:27 am

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