Monday, February 10, 2014

DIY: Melted Crayon Spring Bouquet

This crayon bouquet project is a fun and easy craft that makes us think of spring!


Supplies:
6” x 12” Canvas
Crayola Crayons
Craft or Silk Flowers
Newspaper or Craft Paper

Tools:
Hot Glue Gun
Heat Gun

You may want to cover your work-surface with newspaper or craft paper, this could easily get messy. If you are using a hair dryer instead of a heat gun, test to see which setting works best for melting the crayons.

1.Select the colors you would like to use for your project. We used 9 crayons in purples, pinks and blues. We chose to leave the papers on our crayons but if you want a cleaner look, paperless is a good option.

2. Using a hot glue gun, glue the crayons along the bottom edge of the canvas with the tips facing up.

3. While the canvas is flat, use a heat gun to melt the tips of the crayons until the wax pools and all the colors touch.

4. Gently lift the bottom (crayon end) of the canvas and keep at an angle. Use the heat gun to melt more of the crayon wax and let it run the length of the canvas until you have a few “stems” for the flowers.

5. Lay the canvas flat until completely dry. When dry, use the hot glue gun to glue the blossoms on the “stems” of the bouquet.

Canvas is a great surface for many different craft projects.
To see all the creative ways we've used canvas visit our Project Gallery here: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CICanvas.html

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