I really enjoy doing crafts. However, in the past few years I've found that the more my food blog grows, the less time I have for crafts. I'm not particularly good at drawing or painting, but I'm really good at putting things together. I enjoy scrapbooking, cardmaking, creating wreaths, and doing other crafts.
During extended school year (a summer program for special education students) I saw a crayon wreath in a fellow teachers classroom. I fell in love instantly. Since I love order and organization, the fact that 64 crayons were arranged in color order had me bursting at the seems to get making one of these wreaths.
The very next day I went to the store and got what I needed. I think that the actual wreath being cross stitch hoops is a great idea. I bought 2 different sized hoops, more hot glue for my glue gun, and some pretty ribbon for hanging the wreath. When I realized I only needed 1 piece from each hoop I decided to make a second wreath for my instructional assistant while I was making my own.
Next stop was to get 2 packs of 64 crayons. Once I got home I dumped the crayons on the floor and arranged them in color order going from lightest to darkest in rainbow order. Feel free to arrange the crayons however you like since it's going to be your wreath. Once I had everything ready I was able to put both of them together in a little over 30 minutes. No bad considering I had made two wreaths! Also not bad? The price for these! I spent a total of under $10 for everything I needed for both wreaths.
These would be a wonderful gift for a child's teacher or for a teacher in the family. I ended up making one for myself and gave the other one to my instructional assistant for Christmas this past year.
Crayon Wreath (Source: Two Yellow Birds Decor)