Wow, I had seen these crayon wreaths all over and knew I wanted to try one but I had no idea how hard it would be (for me at least). Getting the crayons to line up was not very easy and needless to say mine did not come out perfect but I think it is ok for my first attempt. I bought a cardboard/wood circle from Michaels for the base (it was 99cents). First I covered it in just regular old school paper from my kids pile, just to give it a background (I just traced the cirle and cut it out). Then I already had tons of crayons but for this size it took a little less than 2 boxes. I added some school ribbon I had for the hanger and also on the inside on the circle just because I wanted it there, it really did not need it. I used Locker Talk (because I do not have the Recess cart :( to cut the apple (I embossed the leaf), glue (I used my gelly roll to add some white glue to the top and outline the letter) and ruler (just used a black marker to outline the #'s and letters). I had previously purchased a 3 pack of these little chalkboard ornaments at Joann's because when I needed them last year I could not find them so that worked out great. I wrote on the chalkboard with my white gelly roll pen. I also had one little open Bible left from a pack I bought for a teachers gift last year so I added that as well since it is for a Catholic Preschool. All in all I think it turned out fine and I hope the teachers like it. I am not sure if I will do another one soon but if I do I will know going into it that it is not as easy as I thought, LOL. TFL!