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January 15, 2012

Grandma's Garden- Crayon Art

It's hard to find a good present for our grandma (actually, she's my mom, but Anya's grandma).
"I have everything," she says always.
Ok, we will not buy a present, we will make it!
My mom has a beautiful garden in Russia. She grows everything there: potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, strawberries, black and red currants, gooseberries... and it's not all. Her favorites are flowers. Her garden is full of flowers.

My mom's birthday is in February. No flowers yet :) Well, we will give her a garden of flowers made of...crayons!
To make a piece of art, we used canvas (12"x12"), crayons  (we used 3 boxes to pick only greens), artificial flowers, glue gun and hair drier.
Glue crayons to the edge of canvas with a glue gun.
Turn canvas upside down so crayons are pointing down.




Using hair drier on a low heat, start melting crayons..
This job is a little messy, do not forget to put (news)paper around. 
Glue flowers.
Grandma's Garden is pretty!
Today I made a little different picture- Fire of Love.

33 comments:

  1. Wow! Super! I like it so much!!!!!!!!

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  2. Nice pictures!!!! Interesting proces!

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  3. Super idea! My son will be happy do it!

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  4. Albina! It is wonderful picture and wonderful gift for mum!
    Thank you!

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  5. Great tutorial and the end result is so pretty! Thank you for sharing it :)

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  6. what a great idea!! Your pictures are beautiful.

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  7. OMG...that is so creative!! I love it...who would of even think of such a thing but an amazing mind like yours. :)Was it easy?

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  8. Great idea! I must doing this. Thank you :)

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  9. that is SOOO cool:) thx

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  10. Super cool!! I am going to make one of these over the weekend...

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  11. I so love this idea....discovered this post through pinterest.

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  12. Love it!
    Would this work if I took crayon labels off or would colors all mix together?

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  13. This is really cute. I saw it on Pinterest. And I think your entire post has been stolen and published on this site. The site is made up of stolen content. I thought you might want to take a look. http://interests11.blogspot.com/2012/03/grandmas-garden-crayon-art.html

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  14. Looks great! I love the unique take on crayon art - will be featuring your flower version on my blog on Friday! (sourced, of course :))

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  15. wow..i love your glue gun..can you please tell me how did u decorate it??

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  16. Cute craft idea. I would like to use it with my after school kiddos--sourced of course.

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  18. What a neat idea! There are so many things you can do with that!

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  19. How did you do the fire of love if you don't mind me asking. I noticed there aren't any crayons left on the canvas.

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  20. Love the beautiful gift you made for your mother/grandmother. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  21. My kids made this for Grandmas birthday. Looks great! Thanks so much!!

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  22. Lovely and very interesting technique!!!

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  23. Adorável!! Parabéns!! Abraços do Brasil

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  24. very pretty and so much better present than something from a shop

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  25. dall'Italia tanti tanti brava!!!
    è simpaticissimo

    patrizia

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  26. This is so awesome! Thanks for a great idea!I am going to try this at school for our Amazon rainforest project. Do I have to use a glue gun?

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