Sunday, December 18, 2011

DIY Christmas Tree Crayons


               This was such a fun little project I did with my 5 year old daughter. She loved the
      fact that she was able to break crayons on purpose!! Ha. This DIY could not have been
      any easier....Also, these are great gifts for school children, nieces and nephew but I -
      truly love the thought of them as a fun stocking stuffer. Be creative and have fun.


       All you have to do is take the paper off of the crayons and break them into 3
      pieces. I bought these silicone trees at Target and the best part is that you can use
      them for baked goods after this project.


                  Place your colors in the trees and preheat your oven to 275 degrees and bake
                                                                    for 10 to 12 minutes.


                              Let them completely cool in the trees and then pop them out
                and this is what they will look like. They come out perfectly and are so darling.


                     Put them in some cute bags and label them and I'd say you'll give a gift that
                will impress any little one. Happy Holidays!!!

72 comments:

  1. Love this! I was just at Walmart and could have bought some fun molds. I guess I'll be going back again ;)

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  2. Hi Val, thanks for your visit. This is a way cute idea..I think me and my grands will have fun with this! Merry Christmas to you! ;D

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  3. What a cute idea! I'll have to remember this one day....

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  4. What a fun idea!!! :-)

    http://www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com

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  5. Val I freaking love this idea!!! I will most def be making these next year. What a cute gift idea:)

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  6. AWESOME!!! Thos little tree baking cups are PERFECT for this! Great idea!! Happy holidays Val :)

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  7. I love this so much, Val. I am really going to do this. love it!

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  8. Such a fun project! I used to make crayons like that with my mom, but I have never seen it in a christmas tree mold - SO cute!

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  9. This is one of the best ideas ever! Love it!

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  10. I love them!!! Very cute idea. Not sure I can pull it off before Christmas gets here but may keep the idea in my back pocket for Valentines. Hearts maybe? :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I love the tie-dye effect of the different shades. How fun is that?!

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  12. How neat!! I can just imagine how many time this has been pinned on Pinterest!

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  13. Adorable! One of my Pinterest projects, but I love your tree mold!

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  14. LOve the Christmas tree mold, Val! We make star-shaped ones but the trees are just adorable. I'll have to keep my eye out for interestingly-shaped molds for future holidays! :)

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  15. This is so cool, I am literally doing it this afternoon with g. Wish me luck- I am not crafty!

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  16. Great idea to use them as a little gift! Have a happy Holiday:)

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  17. These are amazing!! I wish I would have seen these to give to my first graders before my semester was over. So creative!

    xoxo,

    Carly

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  18. so so fun! i may have to try this with my nephew over christmas!

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  19. wow, that is so cute! what a great idea. Once my nephew is a little older I will definitely make him these!

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  20. Great idea! I need to try this with the kids I work with :)

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  21. It turned out great! I love a good DIY.

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  22. What a beautiful idea! I wish I had a box full of old crayons now ;)

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  23. these are so creative val. perfect for the leftovers crayons that are too hard to really draw and the trees are much easier for the little hands to hold

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  24. what a great little present!! love the different colors you used.

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  25. We did these before with boring old mini muffin tins....but yours are way more FUN!!! I can almost smell them too! :)

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  26. This is such a cool idea! Wow! I love the colors and how modern they look.

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  27. Those are so pretty...they'd look great on a tree :)

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  29. Oh my goodness! These are awesome! And I even have those tree molds! I am going to have to make this for all the little ones in my life next year! Pinning this to pinterest!

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  30. What a perfect idea for christmas presents! Especially for the little ones... I know I have a box of broken crayons somewhere. This is a great recycling technique too! :)

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  31. A D O R A B L E Val. My grand-kiddos will have a party recreating your fabulous little trees. Thanks so much and merry Christmas!

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  32. I love fun crafty ideas! Will be trying this for sure. :)

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  33. What a sweet idea! And I have tons of tiny nieces and nephews on my list....

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  34. Wow, that's a great project! The tree crayons are so pretty!

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  35. CUTEST idea ever!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. These are amazing. Great idea. I have like 5000 broken crayons lying all over my house!!!

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  37. what a cute, simple idea. I'm not so little, but I'd love this gift too.

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  38. This is an absolutely fabulous projects for kids. What a great gift idea too. Love it.

    Velva

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  39. OMG, this is so cute. I just found your blog and your daughter is so lucky to have such a creative mom. I would have never thought of this before. Love how you packaged them up too. Following you now,

    xoDale
    I'm a stylist here in San Francisco with a fashion blog if you have time to stop by :) http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  40. it is not right that you are so creative and talented! i adore these...seriously!

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  41. What a fun project and awesome gift idea!

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  42. Val!!! That is absolutely the best holiday craft I've seen this year!!!! I am so making those. Thank you so much, my boys are going to be psyched!

    Happy holidays!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  43. I've seen these around and I love them! My nephew will be big enough to appreciate them next year. I'm all over it!

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  44. OH my gosh Val, I love this idea . Now I'm kicking myself for throwing away all those broken crayons :) Thanks for sharing with us, can't wait to try it with the kids. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    XO
    Kristin

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  45. SUCH a cute idea! I wish I had someone to gift these to. haha

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  46. These are SO cool! Sending to all of my amigas with kids!!

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  47. I love these tree shaped crayons~so bright and festive! Unique gift idea!

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  48. these are so cool!! I really love them. Great blog :D

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  49. What a great idea, especially if you have a ton of broken crayons... we do! I've got to try this one.

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  50. So creative and colorful! Can't wait to do this with my babies on day :D

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  51. THOSE are too fabulous....I am so doing this next year...OR...for valentines day!!! Love this idea.

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  52. This is one of the best ideas ever!

    http://valsocal.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-christmas-tree-crayons.html

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  53. This is SUCH an amazing idea! Can't wait till next Christmas to make them.

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  54. Hi, great idea, could you juste tell me if it's 275° celsius please (am French) :)) ??

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  55. I agree! that is a wonderful idea! Christmas tree decorations and stuff can be a nice christmas giveaways for kids this year. i might try that. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Just curious what part of Target you found the Christmas tree molds in? I looked and could only find the normal cupcake molds:(

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  57. Hi Melissa. I bought the molds last year. Maybe Michaels or Joannes fabric? I hope this helps and you are able to find some cute molds.

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  58. Just made some and they look really cute :)!!!! I probably need to get better molds next time the melted :(

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  59. by any chance, do you remember what the name of the brand of the mold is?

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  60. @ lil sugar beanes - I'm not sure the exact brand but I did buy them at Target and usually they sell start selling them again in late November. I hope this helps.

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