Every October, we are bombarded with 101 "new" ways to decorate our umpkins, but some of those projects require a set of skills we mightn't have. Difficult DIY projects are discouraging and just a little bit annoying. They are supposed to be fun and pretty and realistically doable! That said, if you're going to decorate your pumpkins for Halloween this year, why not grab a box of Crayons instead? If you have kids, chances are all you need to do is take a quick look around your junk drawers. If not, this project might set you back a whopping $3.00. I found it on Hometalk.com where they have a plethora of other ideas in case melting Crayons doesn't float your boat. Ready?
Here's what you’ll need:
One large pumpkin
trash bags or newspaper
1. Remove all the labels from your crayons and break them in half.
2. Hot crayons can be quite messy, so cover your area with trash bags or newspaper.
3. Line your crayons up around the stem of your pumpkin. Point the crayons towards the ground so that they naturally drip down the sides of the pumpkin. Then glue them into place.
4. Apply heat directly onto the crayons with your hair dryer. I recommend starting on a low setting or you risk blasting hot crayon wax around your space.
5. If some of your colors bleed together or pool at the stem, you can always melt a second layer overtop the first.
And the finished product should look fabulous, colorful and different than most of your neighbors orange pumpkins..Have fun!