Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Cometh Early

I am giving up on winter. We don't get snow down here in Virginia apparently and that makes me super jealous of everyone back home in Connecticut with their 20+ inches. Grr. So I have decided we are skipping winter, snow, snowmen, snowflakes, penguins and polar bears. Kaput. 

Instead we are saying Hello! to Valentine's Day instead! I stumbled upon this post on Everyday Art and knew the gorgeous melted crayon hearts would be perfect for our giant front window. We used this same technique in the past to make an adorable fall leaf mobile.

 I would LOVE to say Maddie was all about helping with this project but that would a big fat stickin lie. The kiddo has been little Miss Cranky Pants lately. Oh well.

 I would also like to state for the record there apparently is a reason we haven't done a crayon shaving project in over a year- because I despise shaving crayons!! It took sooooo long! Pretty colors though!

 Once the hard work was finally done I busted out the wax paper and cut open a paper grocery bag to iron (gotta protect the iron and board, or else).

 Little Miss decided she would be willing to help with the sprinkling part- aka the big mess part.

 Time to iron!

 See I told you the paper bag was important! Talk about a waxy mess! Eww! 

 Oh how pretty our trash cans colorful hearts are!

 Of course I was in charge of the cutting too.

Hello beautiful!


Christy said...

I don't like shaving crayons either which is why I use my box grater to get the job done quickly!

The hearts are pretty.

Stephanie said...

Those are adorable! I love finding new uses for the crayons my kid's destory. And like you I am ready to be done with winter and move right into Valentine's Day!

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

Love how those turned out!! I've been thinking of doing them, and you have inspired me for sure. :) Thanks.

Elle Belles Bows said...

So pretty! Love it! Even though she may not have wanted to help, I am sure she loves looking at them!! Kerri