I’ve been itching to try out a melted crayon craft for some time now – I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to do it?
After cleaning out my cupboards the other day I found several vases that I really have no use for – and in this case – don’t even like:
so it seemed like as good a
victim time as any to see how it worked.
I had the girls select out the colours of the crayons they were willing to sacrifice and I used a heat embossing gun to test it out.
First by holding the crayon over the vase and letting it drip:
The blower on the heat gun is small, but it really smudged the wax around (and made a mess). I’m not quite sure how those others on Pinterest have managed to keep the wax under control using a hair dryer? My assumption would be that the heat gun would have far less spatter?
Let’s try a different method – line up the crayons and lay them across the bottom of the vase:
Still a lot of melting smudge, but I like the look of this more, so I repeated it on all four sides.
The glitter you see in the melting came from a couple of glitter crayons that made the cut. You know me and glitter – I’m thinking I should have snuck a few more of those crayons in.
I haven’t added flowers to it yet, but it’s certainly a lot more decorative and appealing than the ugly green it was before.
This would only be suitable for decoration or for flowers – you DON’T want to put a candle in here or the wax will destroy your furniture.
I’m going to guess that displaying it in direct sunlight will have a similar effect.
This needs some bright gerberas don’t you think?
Have a great one!