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November 28, 2013

DIY Crayola Christmas Gift

I know I'm not the only one who spends hours on Pinterest, looking at gorgeous pictures of home decor, fashion and DIY ideas. A while ago, I stumbled upon a really neat craft using Crayola crayons that I knew I wanted to try. So I pinned it. And there it stayed, on my board, for months.

Now that Isabelle is in daycare, and with the holidays quickly approaching, it was time to start thinking about what to get her fabulous teachers. Then it came to me -- the Crayola Monogram.

Here's what you need:

- canvas wrapped frame (available at most dollar stores)
- one pack of Crayola crayons (one per canvas)
- sharp knife and cutting board
- hot glue gun and glue
- stick on letters

You can choose to use a template or lay out your letter on the table as we did. Using a sharp knife, cut the crayons to size, careful not to tear the paper too much. Once your letter looks good on the table or temporary surface, it's time to lay it out on the canvas.

Carefully lift and glue one piece of crayon at a time -- it sticks instantly so be careful! Add the teacher's name using adhesive lettering.

And there you have it! You don't need to spend a lot of money to give a really great, creative gift. I wrote a special message to each teacher on the back of the wood frame, so they'll always remember who it was from. 

Happy Crafting! Do you give any handmade gifts at Christmas time?


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