What you need:
Two hoops (the kind you use for needle point). They need to be different sizes. I chose a pretty purple set 10 inch and 8 inch. You can use the wood ones, but I would paint them first because some of it is visible.
3-4 boxes of 25 crayons. Be sure to get the same kind so the labels are the same. I only had two boxes originally and had to go back to the store. I ended up using three full boxes.
Ribbon! I followed a Pinterest tutorial on how to make a bow for a wreath, but I needed wire ribbon and didn't feel like going back out. So get thick wire ribbon if you want a fuller bow.
A hot glue gun with plenty of extra glue sticks.
Stickers for decals.
Letters for the name.
Paint if your letters are not painted.
Glitter if you want glittery letters.
To start, take the hoops out of each other. Technically you can make two wreaths because each hoop has two pieces and you need one of each, per wreath. (I have an extra two if any of my local friends want them!)
Place the smaller hoop in the middle of the larger hoop and put hot glue on a crayon. The bottom of the crayon should be almost even with the smaller hoop. The crayons are what is going to hold the hoop together. You want to keep the crayons close together and form a circle. I also glued the same side of each crayons, so it would look more uniform.
Crayon by crayon, just keep glueing! My glue gun got clogged and then all the glue exploded on my poor pinky finger causing a huge blister! Ouch!
Be sure to buy enough crayons, I ran out. I needed 75 crayons for the 8 & 10 inch hoops.
I painted the letters because they were plain wood. I love glitter and I think all elementary school teachers do, so I "glitterfied" the letters. After the second coat of paint I dumped glitter on top. It seemed to stick well, hopefully it stays. (I let Isabella help me with this step and she thought it was the best thing in the world!)
I quickly went back to the store and finished glueing the crayons and letters on top. I also bought some cute pre- school scrap book stickers at my local craft store and hot-glued those onto the wreath. I tied a bow (by following a Pinterest tutorial), and glued it on as well. To hang the wreath, I simply tied white ribbon around the wreath. Overall, I think it came out adorable! This was much easier than the ribbon wreath (that i made for my classroom) and I would definitely make it again!
The best part is my daughter thinks it is AMAZING and cannot wait to give it to her teacher. Robyn is proud of me too, so I guess it was a successful craft day! ;)
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