Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pinterest Success - Crayon Recycling

Why in the world do I keep bags and bags of used crayons?

For the day when pinterest inspiration strikes:

You just melt the crayon bits in a 275 degree oven for 10 or 15 minutes, let them cool and pop them out of the cupcake liners.  FYI, the insides of Twistables don't melt.  And it would probably be smart to melt chunky crayons and thin crayons in separate cups -- they'd probably melt more evenly than mine did.  And don't leave them in too long or the cute little multi-colored rounds just become one round of muddy color.
You're welcome.

 Don't they look like colorful Reese Cups?
My next crayon craft might be candles -- don't you think a bunch of crayons melted in a jar with a wick would work?  Maybe even pinterest-worthy.

Speaking of pinterest-worthy craft projects made from things that most people would throw away, here is a  favorite, made by my friend, Michelle, for a school auction several years ago:

The cross is made of used school pencils.  Some even have bite marks.  

And here is the quote she chose:

 Perfect, right?

This piece has a prominent spot on my workroom wall of fame, next to my mom and dad and right under a note from my pal, Abby and a piece of Maggie's 4th grade art:


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