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52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 47 – Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

This week we made these fun Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments.

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What You Need:

Clear GLASS Ornaments
Broken Pieces Of Crayon
Microwave
Oven Mitt/Thick Glove
Ribbon

Nearly all of our ornaments on our Christmas tree are homemade, and it is about as random as they come – we LOVE it! 🙂

Though something was missing. We realized we didn’t have any glass ball ornaments!

I found 4-packs of the JUMBO glass bulbs at Walmart for only $3.97 each. They have to be glass!

Went home and pulled out our crayon box to pick colors! The fun with this craft is that you get to pick the colors yourself! We picked complementary colors out of the Crayola box and started taking all of the papers off. Once the paper was off, break the tip off and discard. Break the crayon in half as well.

For the jumbo bulbs like we had, we needed 4-5 half pieces. For the regular size bulbs, 3 would be sufficient.

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Add the pieces to your bulb and start microwaving. I ran my microwave for about 2 minutes, removed the bulb and swirled it around mixing the crayons up. Place it back in Microwave another two minutes and swirled again. Repeat until all of the crayons have melted.
piecesYou can do them

one at a time or a few at a time. I actually have these random hooks in my microwave so I put the opening of the bulbs on them and did 4 at a time!

They cool really quickly. Once cool, put the metal top back on and tie your ribbon!

These were so easy and the kids LOVED picking out their colors!

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Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins!

Hope you enjoyed Week 47 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!



Comments

  1. Now that’s one I thought would have been a “fail” and would have been afraid to put in my microwave. Thanks for guinea-pigging it for us. 😉 So, any brand ornaments will work as long as they’re glass?

  2. I’d be very scared of putting anything glass like that in the microwave!!

    • Hi Cindy! It worked great. There are tons of glass ornament tutorials online using them in the microwave. Including popping corn in them!