Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inspire

Oh man.  It's 11:30 on Tuesday night and my 2 year old just came downstairs with her face covered in blood.  Super.  She had a double bloody nose and I have no idea why.  So, I have a little girl next to me in bed right now asking what everything is and telling me that animals eat grass.  This will be a short post.

Here is the 2nd "12 must-do's of 2012."  The "inspiration" melted crayon canvas.

I started by gluing the crayons to the top of the canvas.  I pushed everything against the wall so they were all even and glued them with the name of the color facing out.  


I had my friend cut some vinyl for me and I stuck it on.  The canvas is 16x20 and the letters are 2 1/2 inches high.


I started blow drying with a hot blow dryer (obviously) with the end facing down so the crayons melted downward instead of sideways.


I didn't want wax to run on the letters so I taped around "inspire."
 Then took off the tape.

Here it is in our little creative/reading nook (ie super weird nook that we don't know what to do with).





Linking up at the great Linky parties found at the bottom of the blog.  They are where I find most of my inspiration!  Check them out!

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28 comments:

  1. Uh, AMAZING!! I know this has been around, but I love how you added inspire! Looks great!

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  2. OMG! And I NEVER use that term! I love it! How creative. I really want to copy :)

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  3. Good Golly Miss Molly (errrr....Kelli)! awesome, but sorry to hear about little one with a DOUBLE bloody nose. Drat! Hope she's feeling better now.

    See you are linking up at parties, but I'm just visiting this a.m. from my dashboard (par usual)

    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW IL

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  4. Oh, I love this! It turned out so great. Perfect for a play space.

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  5. Good Golly Miss Molly (errrr....Kelli)! awesome, but sorry to hear about little one with a DOUBLE bloody nose. Drat! Hope she's feeling better now.

    See you are linking up at parties, but I'm just visiting this a.m. from my dashboard (par usual)

    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW IL

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  6. YAY! You did a great job! You are really getting a good start on your New Years Resolution! I plan to do this as well and have bought my canvas but I didn't buy one that big....I guess I need to research this.

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  7. That is so cute!

    And just a note about the nosebleed. I used to get them all the time. The biggest culprit was dry air. Is it dry in the house? The wee-est (I mean just the tiniest film on the end of your finger) bit of vaseline rubbed on the inside of each nostril may help her avoid nosebleeds. Often the nostrils dry out and those little blood vessels are right there ready to pour blood onto the pillowcase!

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  8. Wow, Kelli that is so awesome! I love it!

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  9. I love how that turned out!! Little details like taping off the letters are things that I always forget to do!

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  10. yours turned out super cute!!! i love the concept but havent seen any i'd actually put in my house until now :) so cute kelli!

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  11. That is so creative--really looks great!

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  12. Great job! I just love these things! I have made two of them and they are so fun and so easy to do!

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  13. wow!! this is amazingly creative! i love it :)
    Feel free to stop by my party blog to share: http://www.atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html

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  14. Super cute idea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  15. Found you on Passionately Artistic. Such a fantastic post! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

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  16. Before I saw the steps I was sure the color was painted on below the crayons. What a creative idea!

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  17. I have seen these before but I have to say this version with the word Inspire at the bottom is my FAVE! I love it! So great for a play room. :) I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-twenty-two.html

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  18. What a fun take on the melted crayon art! Your creative nook looks so cute! So sorry about your little one's bloody nose! Poor thing!

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  19. So creative and pretty. How creative to melt the crayons in to art. The word inspire below really fits. Very creative. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  20. That is sooooo cute! looks like fun to make too!
    http://myhappilyeverafteragain.blogspot.com/2012/01/project-decorative-baskets.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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  21. Love it! Won't you consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-7.html ?

    Hugs,

    Kathy

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  22. This project never gets old - I love yours and the word inspire is (dare I say) inspiring!

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  23. This is a great artistic piece. Looks like so much fun to make!

    (Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon)

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  24. what a fun fun fun project and I love the final look that you got! :o) perfect!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  25. I have seen many of these and have liked them, but yours has taken this idea to being wonderful. I love that you added the word "inspire"!!!!!

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  26. Hey, I just wanted to stop by and let you know you are featured on this weeks link party features: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-number-twenty-three.html

    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  27. Such a fun project. I have seen this done before but I like how you added the word but didn't allow the wax to encroach on the letters. Thanks for sharing at BeColorful
    Pam

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