I wrapped the wreath in black ribbon to give it a nice base before we began, and my son manned the toy bag and kept count while I wielded the hot glue gun.
I think we managed to use every fast food, birthday party, broken, and seasonal toy in our house in order to get 100 toys to fit on the wreath. I especially love the broken etch-a-sketch because the teacher can use a dry erase marker to write different messages on the wreath over the year. I think that my son's favorite part was the warring army guys at the top.
I'm also quite pleased that everything on the wreath was reused from other projects. The wreath form has been used in a few seasonal wreaths so far this year, the ribbon was left over from Halloween, and the toys were all from my kid's stash of tiny toys. I do so like a project that makes me feel all thrifty.
Now that I've made this wreath for my son's teacher, I totally want one too! It's a great way to transform cheap and old toys into something totally new and unique. I could see it used for a birthday wreath or even a way to save and display special toys.