Saturday, August 27, 2011

Crayon Wreath: Less Than $5 to Make!

I seen this craft idea posted at Dollar Store Crafts (my new favorite blog). I thought this would make a cute gift we could give to my sons' teachers at Open House next month.  Believe me when I tell you that I'm not a "crafty" person even though I am trying hard.  This was  really pretty easy to make.  I only spent about an hour making two Crayon Wreaths and they were also very thrifty to make (less than $5 each). 

Supplies Used for Each Wreath:
  • 12" Craft Ring ($1.99 @ Michael's)
  • 3 24-pack of Crayola crayons ($0.40 each @ Wal-mart)
  • Polka dot ribbon (sale $2 per roll @ Hobby Lobby) *you'll have extra left over
  • Hot glue sticks
I had planned to use some scrap fabric to make the bow to hang the wreath from, but it just didn't look good so I used the polka dot ribbon instead.  I think the second wreath turned out better than the first one because I had the pattern down after learning on the first. 

I learned not to glue the crayons right next to each other since the ring in round.  You'll have to sort of fan them out.  Finally, I tied a polka dot ribbon bow around the wreath for hanging as you see in the top photo.  Remember, the wreath is meant to hang indoors since the crayons will melt in the heat. 

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