So as a gift to her I decided to make a shadowbox with her name for her new classroom. I'm just hoping she doesn't get married anytime soon because then I'll have to redo it!
(sorry about the photo quality - this was the best I got out of 10 different tries!)
I printed the template out onto cardstock and cut it to the size I needed. Then I put the crayons in order of the color I wanted them to be and begin laying down one at a time to see where I needed to cut it. I used an exacto knife to cut the crayons so that the paper wouldn't tear. Then I used a hot glue gun to glue the crayons down on the letter. And 15 minutes later - voila! Beautiful shadowbox artwork for my bestie!
Now I just have to be really patient until I give it to her. I'm really bad at keeping surprises and/or gifts a secret for very long. I may demand that I see her tonight after work, just so I can give this to her.