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Make a Crayon Wreath

17 August 2011 34,272 views 9 Comments

by heather

crayon wreath

Can you tell I'm thinking about back to school? Here's another amazing teacher's gift idea from A Bushel and A Peck: a pretty multicolored crayon wreath! I love the way the crayons are arranged by color, but I bet it would look neat if all the crayons were mixed up, or if all the crayons were in the same color family. Take advantage of back-t0-school sales to pick up crayons for a great price, or find everyday great prices on crayons at your dollar store. [how to make a crayon wreath] [via Cara TX]

The inspiration project uses two embroidery hoops as a form, but you could use a wreath you find at the dollar store, or cut out a cardboard circle and cover it with pretty ribbon, fabric, or paper before you glue the crayons on.

Project Estimate:

  • Wreath form, on hand or $1
  • Large box of crayons or 3 boxes of 24, $1 and up
  • Glue, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1

Total: $1 and up

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9 Comments »

  • Jessica Griffin said:

    TOTALLY doing this!! It’s adorable, and will be perfect for our school area!!

  • Carolina {Always Expect Moore} said:

    I love this! It is so pretty, and if it ever starts to look shabby, you can always pull off the crayons and use them. : ) It is kinda like “pre-upcycling” the crayons… giving them a new purpose before their intended purpose. : )

  • candice said:

    I love this idea! And the fact that you can still pull the crayons off if needed! I think I will make this for my daughters class room. Nice teacher gift for under $10.00

  • Kathy Sommers said:

    Oh, this is very cool. I love Dollar Tree… Every week I find something else I use that I can buy there… I spend $40 to 60 now…And it really helps on my grocery/toiletry/laundry/vitamin needs so I spend less per week…

  • A New Box of Crayons | From My Window said:

    [...] based my project on the instructions here.  It needs some sort of bow or decoration or something, though.  Any ideas? … other posts by [...]

  • Michelle said:

    Thanks for the good idea! I did this project and posted the results here…

    http://thebaylors.org/michelle/2011/09/a-new-box-of-crayons/

  • amy said:

    Where do you get the apple?

  • heather (author) said:

    @amy it looks like a wooden cutout you can buy at your local craft store.

  • Whims’ Pins- World Teachers Day – Whims -n- Doodles said:

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