DIY Teacher Crayon Wreath: The Coolest Back to School Gift

If your kids are anything like mine, they are probably going a little crazy with anticipation of seeing their friends again! This DIY crayon wreath is a fun project for you and your kids to do together – it’s also an awesome back to school gift idea for teachers! Fall is right around the corner, and that means back to school time!

Last year a lot of kids and teachers were not able to start the school year off in their classrooms making this back-to-school season extra special for a lot of people. Welcome your child’s teacher back to the classroom with this fun wreath!

Crayon Teacher Wreath

Supplies Needed:

Tips for Making a Crayon Wreath

Making this wreath is incredibly simple and won’t take you any time at all!

How many crayons do you need to make a crayon wreath?

The amount of crayons you need is going to vary based on the size of your wreath form. For our 18 inch wreath, we used 144 crayons (3 packages of 48).

Can you use a different wreath form base?

You most definitely can! You can even cut a circle out of sturdy cardboard or wood and use that! We chose to use a wire wreath form instead of cardboard as this was a gift.

What type of crayons should I use?

Any sort of crayons will work with this craft. We got our crayons from Dollar Tree for $1 each, but with the back-to-school shopping season coming up here soon it should be very easy to find crayons for cheaper than that!

How to Make a Crayon Wreath

Ready to get crafting? You will find the full tutorial below!

Yield: 1 Crayon Wreath

Back to School Crayon Wreath

Back to School Crayon Wreath

The DIY Crayon Wreath is the perfect DIY gift for any teacher. It's a fun, easy and inexpensive way to say "Happy Back-to-School!"

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • 18 inch wire wreath form, Dollar Tree
  • 3 packages of crayons, Dollar Tree
  • Glue Sticks
  • 3 wooden apple shapes, Hobby Lobby
  • 2 wooden pencil shapes, Hobby Lobby


  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. Flip the wire wreath over; this is done to create a flat backside where the crayons will be placed.
  3. Start by applying a small line of glue to the first (inside wire) and exterior wire. Do not over-glue as it will dry quickly when on the wires; do it in smaller sections at a time. You can either randomly add crayons to the wreath or do a pattern. Continue this all the way around the wreath until the entire wreath it covered. Leaving a little space is key when placing the crayons on the wreath form; all the crayons on the inside ring will all be touching but on the outer ring they will be spaced.
  4. Once the entire wreath is covered, add some hot glue to the back of the wooden apples and place evenly on the bottom front side of the wreath. Repeat these same steps with the wooden crayons.
  5. Allow to dry and enjoy!


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1 thought on “DIY Teacher Crayon Wreath: The Coolest Back to School Gift”

  1. This is so cute. I know several teachers who will appreciate it. Guess I’d better get busy.


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