Friday, September 30, 2011

crayon wreath

good morning!
last week i was itching to do a project with my youngest{who's 5}.
i stumbled upon this adorable crayon wreath that i thought would be so fun, cheap and easy to make!
yes, cheap.  
because it matters.  :)

we started off with a large cardboard box.
i used a platter from my kitchen to trace a nice circle.
you know i couldn't free hand a perfect circle!
then i traced a plate for the smaller circle, and started sawing it out with a knife.
{hank was not involved in this although he tried}
sorry about the blurry pics...i'm still campaigning for a new camera.  
hubby, not. so. much.  :)

next, i had some scrap twill fabric that i simply ripped into strips and started hot gluing to the cardboard.

hank and the said wrapped circle of cardboard..
he couldn't wait to get to the gluing part!

ok! then we began gluing.
i added the glue, and i let him put on the crayons.
well, some of them. {after he dumped all the boxes out and got all the crayons mixed up}
i decided to go in the rainbow pattern.
just because. :)

my daughter laid out all the crayons in order so it would go faster. :)

once all the crayons were on, i followed a simple tutorial from Tatertots and Jello to make the rosette flowers.
then we just hot glued them on.
i think the girls and i {might be} addicted to making these in any size, shape, and color.
seriously. they are so fun and adorable.
the possibilities are endless for what you can do with them!
oh, and they are cheap!
love cheap.


i love jute so i used some braided jute to hang it with and for one of the flowers.

having the attention span of, well, a 5 year old, hank ducked out early and started shooting with his $.75 camera from the thrift store.
yes, friends, we don't buy toys, we buy people's old stuff{wash it first} and the kids love it.
hours of enjoyment!

now i think you should make one.
it's guaranteed to brighten your day!
hank{being the philanthropist he is} decided to give his wreath away to a very special friend. 
i love that he is such a giver.  :)
now we are going to make a new one.
who knows where it will end up.  :)

i only spent around $5 to make this fun, festive wreath{if that}.
it was super fun, easy, and the time with the kids is priceless.

what you'll need to make your  crayon wreath:

*cardboard{or any flattish wreath form}

*scissors/knife/box cutter

*crayons{i needed 3 boxes @ $.45 a piece from walmart}

*scrap fabric to wrap the cardboard with
{or spray paint}

*hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks

*fabric to make rosettes

*buttons to embelish{optional}

*ribbon, jute or fabric to hang it.

i couldn't resist adding jack in here with his vintage polaroid form the thrift.  $.75! woo!
i have already claimed dibs on it when they tire of it.  :)
have a wonderful day, friends!


 "For I am persuaded
that neither death, nor life, 
nor angels, 
nor principalities, 
nor powers, 
nor things present
nor things to come
Nor height, 
nor depth, 
nor any other creature, 
shall beable to separate 
us from the love of 
God, which is in 
Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

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