For my latest Pinterest-obsession craft, I made a crayon wreath. Here's how it turned out!
I started off with these projects as inspiration:
I really liked the ruler sign with the teacher's name. I was afraid the lollipops would get gross after awhile, though. And I didn't like that you could see the styrofoam wreath behind it.
|Via Moms Party Cafe|
This one uses embroidery hoops instead of a wreath form. I liked that you couldn't really see them from behind. I also really liked the dressmaker's ruler as the ribbon, but could only find bright yellow at Michael's so I ended up getting regular ribbon instead.
|Via The Ballard Bunch|
|Via Scrapping West|
Armed with confidence from trusty, old Pinterest, I gather my supplies and got to work.
Anywho, I went to Michael's in Bend and got the glue gun, ribbon, and embroidery hoops. I ended up leaving the glue gun at the house in Sunriver so it will be there for next time I decide to craft up a storm while on vacation! I went school supply shopping for my classroom at Walmart and picked up a couple extra boxes of crayons and a wooden ruler.
I set the crayons on the embroidery hoops and decided how I wanted them arranged. I ended up going in rainbow order twice. After I was happy with the arrangement, I glued them all on with the hot glue. I glued them on label side down, because I thought it could get too busy with all the labels facing up. And then you can read the color names.
this tutorial, and glued them on. I laced the ribbon through the top, near the clasp that holds the embroidery hoops together, and glued the ruler on. I'm not super happy with my handwriting on the ruler. I might replace it with some sticker letters or enlist the help of an artsy friend. Or I might just get lazy and leave it the way it is.
I love it and can't wait to show you where it lands in my classroom after I'm all done setting it up!
Here's the breakdown of costs:
3 boxes of crayons ($0.40 each at Walmart) - $1.20
1 wooden ruler - $0.97
2 embroidery hoops ($2.50 each at Michael's Crafts) - $5.00
Ribbon, on sale at Michael's - $0.99
Fabric - already had
Do you know of any teachers who would love something like this? What do you like to do to get ready for the beginning of school?