Monday, April 30, 2012

How to: Melting Crayon Art

How to make Melted Crayon Art
Tutorial dedicated to Summer for donating 3$  to  Urban DIY!! Thanks Summer!!

This project did not turn out how I expected. I assumed the melting would take 5 minutes...well it took an hour. AN HOUR of sitting there and holding a blow dryer. Even then I wasn't satisfied.

Well let me start from the

1.) First you begin with picking out the colors you want and arranging them in the pattern that you want
* This is where my first mistake, orange looks TERRIBLE next to grey and black

2.) First unwrap them. Just trust me on this one. Now glue them down with hot glue. DO NOT TAPE THEM, trust me it won't end up well!

3.) Now begins the tedious part, lay your newspaper down and turn on your blow dryer. Put it close to the crayons so they can get the full heat.
* Note: Melt on low a low setting.

4.) Now sit there for an hour and blow dry that baby!!! Here's pictures of me doing step 4!!!

See what I mean about how orange and black look bad together :/

Once you melt all the crayons you should be done. But I hated mine, I was super disappointed with how it turned out:

So You can blow dry more so all the crayon melts all over the white, or you can stop right here like I did because I hated the colors and you can fix it :D

So here's what I did to fix it:

1.) Pick your crayons then take them OUT of their wrappers. 

2.) Glue them on top of the wrappers that were their before.

3.) Blow dry
* This went by sooo much faster then with the wrappers on!

Here's how mine turned out!

So method worked, so if you do screw up then there is still hope!!!

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I put mine up in the garage, but I want to make more and cover the whole space. Im thinking about recycling a bunch of crayons and using this technique to cover the WHOLE WALL!! Which I think owuld be really cool. If I do that Ill post it on the website!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Hey guys, so i haven't posted in, ahem, years, BUT summer is comming, no college courses to take and my job is working with kids so I will be posting WAY MORE tutorials. Hopefully one a week. Maybe one every Friday? Well see how committed I can get :).

But as a college student it is hard to pay for craft supplies when I'm trying to supply my sotmach with food. Many of my new tutorials will be how to work on a cheap budget. Reusing products mostly :) ECOFRIENDLY!!!

Anyway if you would like to see cooler things (Mosaics, Garden Boxes, Sewing tutorials, Pottery ect.) I may need a little help.  You guys can check out my etsy  and support a starving artist or give a donation and get a tutorial dedicated to you :D Seriously even 50 cents helps!
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This is me :D

Ill talk at you guys soon, thank you for the support <3