Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Be Mine

Remembering my sister telling me of this project a couple years ago and being newly reminded by Nicola, I decided get my Valentine crafty groove on and use up some old, unhappy crayons in the process. It's easy -peasy.

Break and de-paper crayons. Oh, your kids have already done that to all their crayons? Even better.


Fill (not all the way) mini-muffin pan (hearts not required, but very cute) with broken pieces any old way you like.

Melt at 275 for 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature. Place pan in freezer for 2 to 3 minutes then pop out to cool completely.

Beautiful.


And a lovely reminder of what a little time and love can do for some broken discarded bits.


Be mine.


9 comments:

Amber said...

We did this last year and my girls still use their crayon hearts. Brilliant idea. But personally, I just think they are pretty. I like to look a them. The fact that they are functional is just a bonus.

Feather said...

oh, this post is complete eye candy for me! i want to go out and buy those heart tins right now! although, i don't have crappy crayons. are you surprised? you shouldn't be. i like a box of perfectly sharp crayons at all times! ridonkulous, right?
i LOVE these hearts on your header. it's beautiful. great tweaks here on your blog, girlfriend,

sherrie said...

Love them....wish I had the idea before my girls group came last night! I am wondering if I even still have old crayons anywhere?

Korana said...

OK, convinced myself I had time to make these and now can tell will be an addict for the next 2 weeks! Plus, I will force the issue tonight so Denver can distribute them as valentines tomorrow.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

does it ruin the muffin tin?

nicola@which name? said...

your are sooooooooooooo much cuter than ours. i should have gone for the heart pan, is what you are trying to say! ;)
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

UK lass in US said...

I thought that I'd be doing this for my kids' classmates again. Spent an entire day looking for my heart muffin pan. Found out that my idiot of a husband had thrown it away. He's not my Valentine anymore...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab fab idea! I always feel bad throwing things like old crayons away (as they are still technically useful), I will now be saving mine for a project like that :-)

Anna said...

Those are stunning! I had no idea they could turn out so beautiful, so art-ful.

Now, how about clean up? How'd that go w/ the muffin pan?