Not too long ago, my sister and I were in Hobby Lobby, and we picked up a flyer for a Crayon Wreath. It collected dust with all of the other craft ideas we thought were cute. So when she called and asked about an idea for Teacher Appreciation week, well I remembered this. (Of course, I was thinking it was a clock.. which is much more intricate. A wreath is much better!)
It was a fun and easy craft project, and I think it turned out cute!
- 1 -8" embroidery hoop
- 1 -12" embroidery hoop
- 3 boxes of 24 ct. crayons
- Ribbon for bow and hanger
- acrylic paint
- sponge brush
- hot glue gun
- glue sticks
- Wooden apple cut out
- Wooden bus cut out
- paint pen
- Unscrew the screw from both hoops and hot glue the ends of the hoop together.
- Paint the hoops with acrylic paint.
- Lay the smaller hoop inside the larger hoop.
- Lay all of the crayons on the hoops in the desired color order, making sure that "Crayola" is showing. (We just think it looks better.)
- Glue down each crayon, making sure that all crayons are facing the same way. We placed one dot of hot glue on each hoop, and then laid the crayon in between both hoops. (See the picture below.)
- Use the paint pen to write the teacher's name on the wooden apple.
- Make your bow.
- Take a loop of ribbon for the hanger and place it on the wreath where you want it to hang, and hot glue it in place.
- Hot glue your bow at the top of the wreath.
- Hot glue the wooden apple and wooden bus on.
- Stand back and compliment yourself on the awesome Craft Diva that you are.
*Make sure you paint the insides and the outsides of the embroidery hoops, just in case it shows through!
*See how the larger embroidery hoop is on the outside, and the smaller hoop is on the inside? That's what we're looking for! Now place your crayons on in an orderly fashion people...and GLUE!
Now I think this is a gift any teacher will appreciate! :)
*Amber & Heather*