Back to School Wreath

Well, here we are, it’s back to school time! This year, Chelsea’s nephew is starting kindergarten, so we’re having a little family celebration this weekend to mark the milestone! I’m prepping this week and can’t wait to party on Sunday.

I thought it’d be fun to make a wreath as the focal point of the decorations. I’ve seen several crayon wreaths and I love them, so I decided to give it at try.

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Here’s what I bought…

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  • A foam wreath frame
  • School masking tape
  • Crayons – I bought way more than I needed. I ended up only using 7 and a half boxes
  • And, not pictured, the finishing touches, which I decided to add at the end

The first thing I did was use school-themed masking tape around the exterior edges to cover up the foam. I did two layers – one with handwriting tape, and another with rule tape.

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Next I glued the crayons around the wreath using a hot glue gun. I started with the first layer, lining the crayons up around the interior edge of the wreath. For the second layer, I staggered them in and out to give the wreath some depth.

I also added in the masking tape to cover up the interior edge.

As a final touch, I added in a wooden pencil, a die cut apple, a cute “I will not gossip” card, and a bow.

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I can’t wait to showcase the wreath at the party! I’ll be sharing more party details this week as I prep, so be sure to check back.

Party on!
JW

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