I've been wanting to give our house more personality, make it something cool that not one else has (we've got that covered with the rust colored carpet!) So last night I turned a lamp
The lampshade on the right is decorated in the same vinyl stickers that are all over the Bambinos walls
So I decided to do my own twist on those melted crayon canvases all over pinterest.
I continued gluing until I was finished.
|don't worry about the hot glue tails|
Then I took out the hair dryer and aimed it toward the bottom half of the crayons. Keep your hair dryer on low. At first, I tried to melt them the same way I cook - with high heat - and they were splattering everywhere.
Make sure you have something under your lamp because this splatters a lot! I ended up with crayon drips all over me, the wall and our hardwood floor. The nice thing about this step is the heat also gets rid of the hot glue gun tails. Did you know blastin' 'em with a little heat gets rid of them? I learned that on Craft Wars.
I don't love it.
It just doesn't go.
Maybe I would like it better if I alternated blue and brown crayons but I just don't think it goes with the feel of the rest of the room. Maybe if they were in a toddler room, but that's a ways off.
Tonight, I'm going to try another DIY I found recently on Mandi's blog. I love the texture this new DIY will create.
I'll let you know how that one goes.
Don't forget about the birthday extravaganza giveaway!