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Crayon Wreath Tutorial {Teacher's Gift}

My cute little Kaitlyn is in preschool right now and wanted to give her teacher something for Christmas. I thought it would be super cute and fun to make her teacher a Crayon Wreath. I wanted to show you all how to make it. It is so colorful and bright! 

What You Will Need To Make It:
-A 12" Embroidery Hoop
-A 8" Embroidery Hoop
-64 Crayons
-Ribbon
-Hot Glue Gun
-A Few Glue Sticks

How To Make It:

Put the 8" embroidery hoop inside the 12" one. Make sure the spacing is the same all the way around. I thought I would be super awesome and just free hand putting the crayons all the way around. I was COMPLETELY wrong!!! The spacing was not right and they weren't staying straight. They were turning more then they should! I definitely found out the hard way. I had to pull off the few crayons that I had glued on and start over. I hate when stuff like this happens! Oh well! I then decided to go about it a different way.  I glued on 4 crayons making a "t" shape on the wreath. This way I could just do quarter sections and know I would get the spacing right. This was MUCH easier! It went together so fast after I did this. It was way easy to get the spacing just right. 
I laid out the crayons one section at a time. I wanted to make sure I got the spacing right and then I hot glued them all on the wreath. I found the best way to line them up was to put the top black stripe on the crayon just over the 12" hoop. You can see that with the green crayon above. This way they were all in the same spot on the wreath.
When I got that all done I made a bow out of ribbon for it. I found some cute ABC 123 ribbon at Hobby Lobby. 
I then hot glued that on to 2 crayons at the top of the wreath.

Next, I made a loop out of the same ribbon so it could be hung up. I put it through the 2 crayons that the bow was on, looping it around the embroidery hoop. 
Then I tied the ends together.


 I then pulled the knot down by the hoop so you could not see it. 

After I got that done I burned the ends of the ribbon with a match so it wont fray. 
Next, I got on my Cricut and cut out her teachers name and made them look like blocks. I also cut out a book, an apple and an award ribbon. 
Lastly, I hot glued them to the wreath. That's it!!

Here is the Wreath all done...
She was so excited to give it to her teacher! She gave it to her on Thursday the 15th of December. Her teacher absolutely Loved it!! YAY!!! She said she had never seen anything like it before. I was so excited that she loved it!




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11 comments:

  1. I really love this & the way you did it!

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  2. I love this - how original! I think I need to make this for my daughter's teachers, and of course, I pinned it!

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  3. Your creativity never fails to amaze me! I wish you were a mom in my class! I love this!!!

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  4. I liked that you explained how you lined up the crayons. I want to make one for my classroom door. Thanks so much for the explicit instructions!

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    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by!
      Jill

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  5. I am making one of these for my classroom! I absolutely love it! Just out of curiosity, what cricut cartridge did you use to make the letters look like blocks? I'm new to the whole cricut thing, and I'm trying to figure it all out.

    Thanks!

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    1. I am so extremely sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I hope you will forgive me!!
      Thank you so much! You are too sweet! I used the Gorge and Basic Shapes cartridge-the rounded square.
      You can ask me questions anytime!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Jill

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  7. How wonderful! I'd love to make this!

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  8. What material did you use to make the blocks? I'm new to the cricut world! Is it layered card stock?

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