It’s TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Today we’re sharing this super cute and fun DIY Crayon Wreath that you and your child can make together to give to your favorite teacher.
If you have kids in school or you’ve ever homeschooled your kids, helped with homework, reading, and projects, then you’ve almost always thanked God (under your breathe, of course) that they’d be going back to school the next day. Or when you’re struggling to teach your kid something you don’t even understand yourself, you’ve almost always thrown your hands up and said (to yourself, of course) “your teacher can show you how to do this!”
After homeschooling my son last year through the pandemic, I came to realize that teaching kids new things can be very difficult for some and definitely doesn’t come second nature to most. Which is why I grew to appreciate how hard it is to be teacher because when you’re helping just one, and you feel like you’re about to rip every strand of hair from your head, remember that they’re helping 20 and sometimes even more!
In honor of teacher appreciate week, we’re celebrating all teachers for their countless hours of dedication and hard work. And if you can, celebrate and appreciate them through the year any chance you can.
I’m so excited to share this week’s DIY project that is especially for all the hardworking teachers out there- you rock and we love you!
More Teacher Appreciate Gifts:
More Teacher Appreciate Gifts:
*Read the entire list before starting to make sure you have everything you need*
- Box of 96 Crayola Crayons (Walmart)
- Hot Glue (Any craft store or Walmart)
- 12″ Wreath Form (Michaels)
- Alphabet Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
- Wooden Shapes ( bus, apple, ruler, pencil) (Hobby Lobby)
- Mini Composition Book (Amazon)
- Small Chalkboard (Hobby Lobby)
- Chalk (Walmart)
- Wooden Letter (for teachers last name) (Any craft store)
- Acrylic Paint (if you want to paint the letters) (Any craft store or Walmart)
- Paint Brush (Any craft store or Walmart)
- Permanent Marker
*Read all the directions before starting*
- Have your child write a message on the back of the wreath form with permanent marker.
Wrap a section of alphabet ribbon around wreath form at the top, leaving about 8” so it can be hung up. Hot glue the ribbon to the form on the front and back to make it more secure.
- Begin hot gluing crayons to wreath form. This is something your child can help with- you glue, they place the crayon on. I made sure that the Crayola logo was face up and left the bottom 1/4 of the crayon hanging over the inside of the form.
- Continue this all the way around until the entire wreath covered. If you run into a problem towards the end where you can’t quite fit another crayon in but there’s some space- break a crayon in half to fit the space and later you can cover that area with a wooden cut out.
- Before adding glue, estimate where you’re going to place the chalkboard. It should go in the middle where you can rest all 4 corners on the bottom edges of the crayons. If there isn’t enough room to where you know it’s going to be stable, cut a small rectangle piece from the crayon box, then glue that to the to the bottom edges of the crayons so the chalkboard has a little extra support. You may have to do this on all 4 corners or just the top 2 corners.
- Once you know exactly where you going to place the chalkboard, add glue to the back corners of the chalkboard, turn over, and place it down.
- Cut another section of ribbon and tie a bow. Glue it a the top (mid crayon). Make the ends long enough to cover the top corners of the chalkboard so it lays across the top and down. This is especially good if you had to use a piece of cardboard for extra support- the ribbon will cover it up. Put a dab of glue at the ends of the ribbon and fold them over to hide loose strands.
- Glue the hanging ribbon ends to the top corners of the chalkboard.
- Next, attach wooden cut outs and composition book with hot glue in any order you like- covering up any spots where you might have messed up a little.
- Glue a piece of chalk to the bottom right of chalkboard.
- Write the teachers name or a message on the chalkboard or leave it blank.
Hope your favorite teacher just loves this DIY Crayon Wreath. This was the first year we made it and I think it’s going to be a yearly project.
What are some of your favorite DIY teacher appreciate gifts. I’d love to get some fresh new ideas and if you like this DIY Crayon Wreath, please pin and share.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.