It is nearly time for backpacks, sharpened pencils, and pounds of peanut butter and jelly. You can use this wreath on your front door to welcome in a new school year, gift it to the new teacher, and even use it as prop for your annual back to school pictures. I headed to my local Dollar Tree with a general idea in mind, wanting to use only items from there to create a school themed wreath and came out lucky! It cost me $4 to create this cute school wreath and about 20 minutes to put together. So run down to your Dollar Tree, grab a few supplies and let’s get started with this wreath.
Dollar Tree Supplies:
- 10” foam wreath
- pack 64 count crayons
- glue gun/glue sticks
Heat up glue gun until fully hot.
Apply hot glue to half of crayon and press into foam wreath form-if you put it directly onto foam the metal tip may melt it.
Continue all the way around foam circle with crayons until completely covered.
Tie on a matching ribbon to use as a hanger and add a bit more color and texture, I found this small roll of apple ribbon at my store but you could use just about any color or pattern for yours.
Add hot glue to 2-3 areas on the bottom of chalkboard and press into crayons to secure.
I held back a couple crayons to add a special touch to my chalkboard and affixed them with hot glue as well.
I love the simplicity of this wreath but you can add a few more school supplies randomly around on top of the crayon base if desired- shaped erasers, pencils, cute sharpeners, etc.
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What a cute wreath! Thank you for partying with us at Idea Box!
How cute!! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)
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Pam @ The Birch Cottage
What a nice, easy and colorful back-to-school craft project! Thanks for sharing on the Living with Style Linky Party!
Love this! I may be running out to dollar tree right now to get it done by tomorrow :) thanks!
This is such a cute craft! My mom is a teacher and I’m sure she would love to have her students help make these for the classroom doors. I’d love to invite you to join the Inspiration Thursday link-up at my blog this week. I hope to see you there!
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T'onna @ USS Crafty
Super cute wreath! I love the chalkboard! I’d love for you to stop by the Submarine Sunday Link Party to share this crafty creation! I hope to see you there!
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The Surprised Gourmet
What a neat way to celebrate going back to school at a good price. I’ve been amazed at some of the great items you can find in Dollar Tree. Cute wreath.
The Surprised Gourmet
It would be even nicer if the items on the wreath could be used! Perhaps U shaped pin to hold the crayons, and a removable hook for the chalk board? Just a thought…