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Pretty DIY melted-crayon Christmas ornaments

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments

Most kids have mountains of old and broken crayons lying around. Instead of tossing them in the trash, why not give them new life as Christmas décor? Turn colorful crayon shavings into a beautiful ornament for your Christmas tree.

Supplies:

  • Clear glass ornaments
  • Broken crayons
  • Hair dryer
  • Oven mitt
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

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How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Directions:

Step 1

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Peel the paper wrapper off of the crayons and break the crayons into small pieces (if they aren't already broken).

Step 2

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Drop a few pieces of broken crayon into the bottom of the ornament.

Step 3

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Put the oven mitt on one hand and hold the ornament with the mitt-covered hand. Turn your hair dryer on high to melt the wax inside the glass.

Step 4

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Roll the melted crayons around inside the ornament until the glass is covered with color. Once you are happy with the way the ornament looks, turn it upside down to dump out the crayon pieces, then place the cap on the ornament.

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Step 5

How to turn all those old, broken crayons into gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it around the top of the ornament, then hang your new melted-crayon ornament on the Christmas tree.

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