diy crayon wreath

it’s the christmas season y’all and jaz and i lovvvve to do projects together. this year for her teacher (first grade…stop growing please) we decided to make a crayon wreath thanks to good ol pinterest.

teacher wreath.. bought the stuff to make this with Landon for Mrs Nicholson! hopefully we'll get it done this week!

you can find the original pinterst post here 

jaz wasn’t a fan of the letters so we decided to go with something different. before proceeding, please keep in mind that my SIX year old helped cut out and colored all of the cutouts. so be nice or i’ll have the internet trolls come after you.

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what you will need: you can get all of this from Michaels or Hobby Lobby

1 10″ embroidery hoop, 1 6″ embroidery hoop (you’ll use the hoop without the clasp)

1 box of crayons 64 count (you will not use the browns or blacks. womp womp)

paint pens (we just bought an assortment)

foam sheets (white, red and yellow)

2 sheets of scrapbook paper (mustard yellow and chalkboard black)

glue gun and some scissors

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step one:

you’ll want to separate out all your colors (no, crayola does not do this for you…rude) i think this is especially important if you are going to do this with your little. I had mine put them from lightest to darkest. it may seem like a simple task but it stimulates the mind nonetheless.

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step two:

now this was the most frustrating part. one might go into this project thinking, “this is going to be easy peezy” lol no. you have to get the spacing down just right and be sure to have all the bottoms of the crayons touching! it also helps when you pay attention to the crayon that your little is handing you… you might see some out-of-order shadings going on in ours, it’s cool. no judging.

jaz decided to pick up the camera and take some shots.
jaz decided to pick up the camera and take some shots. momma hard at work!

 

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step three:

i found some simple outlines of scissors, a school bus, an apple and a pencil just by doing a google image search. there are lots to choose from so have at it! then i cut them out (jaz attempted and…yeahhh that was a no go) traced them onto the foam pieces and cut them out. then, to make sure my little still played a part, i let her color all of the pieces with the paint pens.

-note to parents- put a scrap piece of paper under where your child is coloring. somehow..don’t ask me how…but paint will get everywhere.

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they should look like this (or similar)

step four:

for some reason this little part is missing from my camera… looks like someone was playing with mommy’s camera. but here is where you would glue the letters you have chosen to spell the teachers name, you’ll notice that the letters jaz chose are a bit big, but we made it work. and then glue down the foam cut outs.

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and WA LAH! Happy Christmas Ms. Hendrick!

jaz and i had a lot of fun making this, minus the whole figuring out the crayon spacing thing. we hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!

-jess & jazmina