Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crayons & The Cricut

We have a very good friend who is a VPK (voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) teacher.  Ms. Evie is the kind of teacher every parent wishes their child would have!  She is kind, caring, nurturing and would do anything to help her kids succeed and learn.  She helped us lay a strong foundation for our 1st grader to build upon.  Not only is she an amazing teacher, but a very dear friend.  Evie loves to decorate her classroom and make it inviting and fun for her kids.   When I stumbled across this idea sheet in my crafting files I knew I needed to make it for her!

I ran across this crayon wreath idea sheet at a Hobby Lobby a number of years ago.  The instructions are not wonderful, but I was able to make it work with a little tinkering.  Your basic supply list is:  three boxes of 24 count crayons (I used Crayola), two wooden embroidery hoops (an 8" and a 12"), tons of hot glue, ribbon, embellishments (if so desired) and wire for a hanger.

Separate the wooden hoops.  Remove the screw that holds the hoops together, hot glue ends together.  (Note:  I'm not really sure why they have you do this step.  You could just tighten the screw and leave it in.)  Paint the hoops (Optional.  I left mine the natural wood color.)  Once dry, center the smaller hoop inside the larger hoop.  Lay out your crayons with the points facing in or out, whatever you prefer.  Once you have them arranged to your liking, start hot gluing them to the wooden hoops.  Add your embellishments and a pretty bow.  Attach a wire loop or hanger to the larger hoop, on the reverse and TA-DA!  The perfect gift for your favorite teacher!

The embellishments were cut using my Cricut (of course!) and are from the Locker Talk, Doodlecharms (apple) and Plantin Schoolbook (letters) cartridges.


Abby said...

OMG!!!! this is a beautiful project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did an AWESOME job!!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Hey CWC sista. Just stopping by to show you some luv and say, "Hello." I look forward to getting to you know you and work with you. Take care.


P.S. This is too cute. I am going to make one real soon for a new teacher friend. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I was really inspired by this, so I recreated it today with my daughter. My page is

Dorcas (GO GATORS)

So sorry to hear about Papa. I know it's a tough time.