Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Crayon Wreath Tutorial

Hey yall!
 
Two posts in two days.
That must be some kind of record
 
But I can't really take credit, because sweet Cara gave me an out.
She is hosting a weekly linky party called Throwback Thursday. Its all about sharing some of those oldie {but goodie} posts that some new faces might appreciate.
 
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Now, this was a post that I actually wrote for when I was guest blogging and I think I may have also added it to Endless Pinabilities, but don't think I ever actually posted it here. So this may be new to some of yall familiar faces as well!
 
******Originally posted on May 27, 2012******


I'm not sure about you guys, but I am officially on summer break...yahoo! My goal for this summer is to create some of those awesome crafts I've been 'pinning.' It's going to be a crafty kind of summer, for sure!

How many of you have pinned the crayon wreaths?
It was one of the first things I pinned, and I desperately wanted to make one! So....I did!

It was really easy. Here are the materials needed:
*Crayons (I used a 64 pack of Crayolas)
*Hot glue
*2 different sized embroidery hoops. I can't remember the exact sizes I bought, but it doesn't really matter. You just need 2 different sized hoops, where one can fit inside the other.
*Ribbon
*Scissors
*White acrylic paint
*Paintbrush
*Wood letters
*Assorted colors acrylic paint

Ready for these easy steps???

1. Put the smaller hoop inside the larger hoop. Keep the spacing the same all the way around the hoop. I painted both of my hoops white, but you could definitely keep it the natural wood color.
2. Arrange the crayons on the hoop...have fun with it! I put mine all with the label facing up and did all the colors, but you could totally just pick your favorite colors or do some type of pattern.


3. Start gluing! Glue one crayon at a time, so that you can keep your spacing somewhat even. Also, don't use too much glue, or it will just melt the wax.



4. Wrap the ribbon around a couple of crayons at the top and glue.

5. Paint the wooden letters however you like, and glue them on.

Simple, right? I made these as gifts for a couple of teachers, and I love the way they turned out!




I used letters to represent their last names, and I found those little wooden apple cutouts at Hobby Lobby. I just painted them, then wrote their names inside with a sharpie.

Hope you guys are inspired to go make your own! I probably spent less than $20 on the materials for all 3 wreaths, so it was pretty inexpensive to make!

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2 comments:

  1. This is adorable. I can't wait to make one. Thank you for sharing this idea. I love your website too. :)

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  2. This idea is precious! I saw it on Pinterest and I was intimidated to try it. You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing! Now I have to go try it out!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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