Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teacher Gift Idea: DIY Crayon Wreath

I made this crayon wreath for my son's daycare teacher and gave it to her on his last day there. She loved it so I have also decided that I'm going to make one her his Kindergarten teachers as well. 

It will be the most perfect Christmas gift for them; unique, unexpected, and I am sure all the kids will love it too!

Oh, and it's super easy so you can have the kiddies help too!

What you need:
  • Two Embroidery Hoops (one 12 inch and one 8 inch).
  • 64 Crayons
  • Ribbon
  • Assorted school stickers
  • Block letters
  • Hot glue gun (forgot to include that in the photo!)

How to:

1. Place the small hoop inside the large hoop, ensuring there is equal distance all the way around. I put the embroidery hook the at top part of the wreath because it's easy to cover with the ribbon later.

2. Starting at the top, glue the crayons on one-by-one by using your hot glue gun; dabbing a a small dot on the top and bottom embroidery hoop, placing your crayon on top. 

Leave a small gap at the bottom as it can get pretty tricky to get the nice even circle if you don't. Spacing as you go works well; and you don't need to be afraid of pull off the crayon if you make a mistake - I did that many times!

I've seen many tutorials that have you lay out the crayons on the embroidery hoops first, but don't waste your time with that. It takes too long and the crayons never stay in place anyway.

3. Once you glue all the crayons, tie the ribbon at the top around where the embroidery hooks are; the ribbon covers them really well. I just tied a bow at the top, but you can get more creative if you want. Just make sure that the bow or knot is tight at the top so when you hang up the wreath it doesn't fall down!

4. Arrange and glue your stickers and block letters as you wish. The stickers will not stay on on their own, you will need to use the glue for them.

That's it! Super easy right? And once I was in my groove, it took me about half hour total to do.

I am sure your child's teachers will love it!


  1. I love this idea! What a great creative teacher gift!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  2. I have always wanted to make one of these! Maybe this is the year :-) #countdown2xmas

  3. It turned out very cute! And only 30 minutes? Not bad at all! I like the stickers your added to it that personalized it. That would be my daughter's favorite part.

  4. Oh my gosh this is ADORABLE!!! I want to make one right no!

  5. This is so cute! I had a teacher friend (I used to be a teacher) and her sister made her something like this for her classroom. It is just adorable. Pinning!

  6. Awesome idea :) It is hard to come up with a creative Teacher gift!! Thanks for sharing!! #countdown2xmas

  7. This idea is wonderful. My cousin is a school teacher and she made her own of these, but it would have been so special receiving one from one of her students!


  8. Sharing this with all my elementary school age moms! Love it, Thanks!

  9. Hi Lisa, stopping by from Countdown2Xmas. Love your wreath, it's Adorable!!! Pinned and shared on Facebook today. :)

  10. ohmigoodness. this is adoooorable! thanks for counting down to Christmas with us! xxo

  11. What a thoughtful gift!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Goodness I would have loved to receive one of these when I was teaching! This is adorable- and hopefully this non-crafty lady can attempt this for Raymond's preschool teachers!(spelling error killed me on the inside-so I had to re-do my comment)

  14. Thank you so much for setting this all up! You are THE BEST!!

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