As I always make my husband a sappy gift for all of our gift giving occasions, I had to find something for this. It took a while, but I finally figured it out: melted crayon canvas art. Melted crayon canvas art has been popping up all over Pinterest lately, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I loved it! It's simple, inexpensive and looks pretty awesome.
Melting Heart Crayon Art
Glue (I used Tacky Glue)
- Figure out your design. I decided to do a heart (a little more complicated than some other shapes perhaps). Because my hearts I draw freehand always look drunk, I used a cookie cutter to make a template. I used a looped piece of tape to stick the heart where I wanted it on the canvas.
- I used a box cutter to cut the crayons into small pieces. I didn't try to make the pieces the same size because I was looking for a less uniformed look. I then used a small bit of tacky glue and stuck the pieces around the heart template. I removed the paper heart and let the glue dry overnight.
- As you'll notice in picture three, I didn't cover my work area because my table is already covered in paint and glue and stuff, but if you don't have such a crazy table, lay some newspaper down because this part is messy! I set the hairdryer on high heat, but low power and slowly worked around the heart paying attention to which direction I wanted the wax to drip. I used the cool setting on my hairdryer to cool the wax before moving on to the next section.
Until next time!