There’s just something about a new box of crayons that I can’t resist. Especially at the start of a new school year. The sharp points, the colorful array, even the smell. New crayons are like a bouquet for new school year.
My apothecary jar collection is growing and since I don’t have a place to store it right now I have to use it. Rather than fill the jars with the ever-disappearing candies I took a friend’s suggestion and filled the jars with stuff that makes me happy at the start of a new school year.
I wasn’t exactly sure how many boxes of crayons it would take to fill my largest jar, so I bought 16 of them just to be safe. They were just $ .25 each, so it wasn’t a big investment.Well, as luck would have it, it only takes 6 boxes, so I had a few leftover.
The other day I was on Pinterest, (my latest addiction) and saw a cute project that sparked an idea for my extra crayons. (By the way, I’ll be trying this idea at Christmastime.)
It doesn’t take much at all to throw this together and it’s another one of those 5 minute projects. If I spent a few more minutes I could make this great – maybe add some string and buttons to that burlap bow, or go and and buy some more measuring tape ribbon, but my goal was just to inspire you today, so it’s a quick one. This is the $ .50 version. the only thing purchased for this project was the boxes of crayons. By the way, if you can find candle cups like these you should pick up a dozen of them. I’ve used them over and over with different results every time.
I want to warn you – if you’re going to give this as a gift or move it around much you’ll want to secure your crayons with more than just a thick rubber band. Maybe a bit of hot glue or double-sided tape. If you don’t, you could end up playing your own game of 48 crayon pick-up.I still had a few crayons left over so I went looking for more ideas on Pinterest. If you need an invitation to Pinterest just holler – I’d be glad to send you one – but you can’t hold me responsible when you can’t tear yourself away.
Here’s what I found…
Hope you have a colorful day! (in a good way…)
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