Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crayon heart art

This all started a few days ago when my daughter emailed me a link to this pin.  I told her I'd see what I could do.

When I painted her room years ago-I painted her a canvas with the colors of the room.  I took a photo of it cause it was going bye-bye.  It got repurposed.

 So I spray painted the old canvas white.  (The colors still showed through-but I didn't mind.)  Then I got out the old crayons-I knew those would come in handy some day! 

(I had everything here at the house for this project.  It was free and I didn't have to step into a store.  Now that's what I'm talkin' about!)

I traced a large heart cookie cutter onto the canvas.  Then I sorted through the crayons and picked out all the Crayolas.  ('They' say to use only Crayola brand because they melt better.)   Then I arranged the crayons in rainbowish order and got busy hot gluing them to the canvas.  I made sure that 'Crayola' was facing out, because that's what 'they' did.

Then I took the canvas and a hair dryer down to the basement, threw an old sheet on the freezer (work surface) and starting melting the crayons.  This part was kind of fun!  It's certainly not perfect, but I never claimed to be!

I cut a heart out of neon pink paper and just taped it in the center, because I thought it needed a little something. I'm not sure I really liked it there, so I took it out.

Hope Hope likes it-then maybe I'll get some more Mommy brownie points!

Have a great day, everybody!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE it!!! I have ALSO pinned that project..Go figure:) I love that you made a shape first..This turned out REALLY great...and I seriously doubt Mama needs to earn brownie points with her girl..I do envy the relationship you have with your daughter..Well...I have Zach:)) He is MY heart! I am definitely putting this on my TO DO list!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Grateful4Crochet said...

Of course she will like it- it's amazing!!!
I tried doing this once, and I would agree only the crayola ones work, mines just did not melt!!!
Yours look fab!!

A Friend on the Farm said...

Very cool idea! I'm sure that Hoper will love her gift.

Holly C. said...

Michealanne-you and Zach will have to try this. Yes-and thank goodness you have your Zach!

Grateful4Crochet-thanks, and you'll have to give it another try with Crayolas. :)

Holly C. said...

Wendy-I emailed her the picture and she said she did like it and that she bought stuff to make more. She probably wants to make some for her friends. (Or have me do it!)

I've seen some more masculine looking ones on the web-just glue the crayons along the top and let the colors run down. Maybe you and the boys can do a craft together!

Jessie said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

a certain lil 14 yr old would love her aunt to do this....or her mamma. oooh she would love thissssssssssssssssssssssssssss i should do one for each of my loves. Jodie

Rhonda said...

LOVE!!!! I saw something similar to this on some blog, but I love the heart pattern! Very nice!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Holly -- That's super cool. We still have about a gazillion crayons in my house. You've opened up a whole new world for me!

Dawnie said...

Oh, Holly, this is so very, very awesome!!! I LOVE it. I need to put my crayolas to good use.