Homemade sand bowl - made by mixing sand and glue and dripping it over an upside-down bowl… I want to do this with colors! IDK what I’d keep in it but it looks awesome!
What a fun project this would be for that little one in your life! :-D I loved my fake kitchen, if I ever have kids I would totally consider doing this! Besides, how many times have you seen these for, like, $10 or free on craigslist? :-)
Wendy is…. (my favorites)
wendy is staring at me
wendy is big mission babe
wendy is midnight
wendy is the composer
wendy is about to cut this
wendy is a 1999 graduate of harvard law school (I wish!)
wendy is their heart and soul
wendy is shot down with an arrow (Wendy Bird!)
wendy is ready to have fun
wendy is an asian elephant and was born on a logging camp in thailand
wendy is proud to have been chosen as featured author
wendy is right
wendy is supported by an all star cast of nashville musicians that took these songs to heart
wendy is (how existentialist of me…)
wendy is an orange tabby cat and became a member of the family to keep our first cat byron’s weight down
wendy is listening intently
wendy is soft
wendy is certified by the interior arrangement and design association
wendy is acknowledged to be confident
wendy is trendy
wendy is now out of hospital
wendy is an active life member of the million dollar club (OMG PLEASE!!)
wendy is featured in strange fish
wendy is not a dolphin (but I am an elephant and a tabby cat…)
wendy is dead (no, I’m not…)
Becca and I decided to do the melty crayon art project we’ve seen on Tumblr. She did a twist on it, though, and used a glue gun with crayons and dripped it onto the canvas. Her inspiration was the view in our proverbial back yard, at sunset.
Anyway, using the glue gun turned out to be a fun (if not challenging) idea! Once she got used to the way the crayons and glue gun got along, she was able to dot, dot, drip, drip her way to this beautiful creation! I wish you guys could feel this; it’s so bumpy and textured and lovely! She said it was like a Braille painting, and it was a perfect analogy. The wax left little dots where it pooled as it cooled.
Awesome job, Becca!!
My best friend and I decided to do the melted crayon art we’d seen on Tumblr. (This is how mine turned out; I’ll post pics of hers soon.) You know, affix crayons lined up atop canvas and attack it with a hair dryer. And oh, my God… how much FUN this project was!!! I was amazed at how little wax was actually used when it was all said and done. There was probably 5/6 of the crayons left in the tube when I was done, and I had used the blow dryer for probably half an hour or more.
There was something surprisingly zen about doing this. I had a noisy, hot hair dryer in my hand for over half an hour and I still call it zen. It was like it became white noise that I didn’t even notice, and very shortly I was transported from a place of “Here goes nothing; I sure hope this works!” to a beautiful place of solitude, artistic expression, creation, swirling rainbow (and some glittery!) colors, following their own paths, sometimes the flow of colors would even allow my gentle guidance… it was beautiful to experience.
I am going to do something in the middle, but haven’t quite decided what yet. I will take another photo when I get it done and update this post.
Have you done this project? What were your results?
Photo is not mine. But… So pretty! I have fairy lights above my bed, too, but not on my headboard. I don’t have a headboard. I do, however, have a little 18” deep inlet in one wall, just as wide as my bed plus two very narrow laptop shipping boxes we use as bedside tables. Along the top of this inlet I have rigged about 50 cup hooks, and two down the wall, which hold my fairy lights in a zig-zag pattern. So now the top of the inlet is lit up and it provides just enough light to use while sitting on my bed on my computer :-)