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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crayon Wreath

Hi. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I know I am. I love the time I have to work on crafts/projects around the house on the weekend.

I had a request from a friend and super cool teacher to make a crayon wreath for her classroom. And the crayons were on clearance for .40 cents a box! Bonus! I also picked up an 8" and 12" embroidery hoop and some ribbon. All together I only spent about $6.


 Project List
-2 1/2 to 3 boxes 24 count crayons
-8" embroidery hoop
-12" embroidery hoop
 -ribbon
-hot glue gun & extra glue sticks (I used 2)

-I started by placing the smaller hoop inside the larger one. Making sure it was an equal distance away on all sides and the adjustable part of the hoops were at the top.
-Then start gluing the crayons on. Using my hot glue gun I placed a dot of glue on the smaller hoop then a dot on the larger hoop and placed crayon on top.
-Push the crayon into the glue lightly to make sure it is secure. *You do not need a lot of glue just a dot about the size of a pea is fine.
-You can lay the crayons out ahead of time to make sure your spacing is correct. Or (what I did) just space them as you go. I glued them so the ends of the crayons were touching and the tops were about 1/4" apart. (If you make a mistake don't be afraid to pull the crayons off and reglue them. I had to do this a couple times when I first started.)
-Tie ribbon to larger hoop on the adjustable metal part. Feed back through crayons in between the two hoops and tie bow. (Sorry I didn't take a picture of this part hopefully you can tell in the pictures what I did)
 And because my pictures are giving away all my secrets....I bought about 9 boxes of crayons too many. They were only .40 cents a piece and I temporarily lost my mind because I had no idea how many I would need and I didn't want to have to pay full price for them in the event I didn't buy enough and they weren't on after back to school clearance anymore.

*Also when I do any kind of hot gluing project I work on top of a lawn and leaf bag it makes for a super easy clean up. I just keep the same one folded up in my sewing room and use it again and again.

I hope that all makes sense. If you have questions just comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I get the chance.

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2 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to see this and hang it up! You're the best.... LOVE YOU!!

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  2. Betsy is one lucky teacher! This looks great Steph!

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