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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Stars and Stripes

I have been asked back to Little Scrap Pieces as a guest designer! The projects I did were quite simple, yet I think very cool.

 This is what is call crayon art. It is very simple to do. Just hot glue some crayons to a canvas and apply heat. Be careful though, the wax tends to splatter if you aren't careful.

This wreath was very fun! The pain chips are from Wal-Mart. I think I cleaned them out of red, white and blue! The star was made using the cricut cartridge 3D ornaments and then hot glued to the wreath. It is very fun to make. I think if I make another one though, I won't use so many pain chips.

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Both of your projects are so awesome!! I've always wanted to try the melted crayons but haven't...you've inspired me!! The paint chip wreath is fabulous!! Thanks so much for guest designing with us this week :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Wow, cool projects! I love the melted crayon look-so creative! The wreath is fabulous:) Thanks so much for being a GD with us this week at Little Scrap Pieces!
    Sherrie K

  3. OH wow - your projects are great - never tried that crayon melt technique - that is something! May have to give that a try! Enjoy your day!

  4. I think with our hot weather the crayon one would have been easy! Great projects, thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

  5. Great projects. I love that wreath. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  6. Love the crayon art. Your wreath is so pretty!! I love the 3d star. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Patriotism' challenge at BBTB2 and our 'Celebrate' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  7. Fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  8. Great projects, Miranda. My daughter does crayon art too - she is an elementary school teacher. Great job on the wreath. Love your 3D star. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week!!

  9. the projects are fabulous thank you so much for lending them to the LSP stars and stripes challenge...Hope you have a great week. Karen

  10. This wreath looks like it took a lot of work. It turned out fabulous! I love the star in the middle of the wreath. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  11. Super cute and clever! thanks for playing at BBTB2!

  12. Oh how clever and what a fabulous wreath!! I am loving that you used paint samples to make it, I love, love the 3D star!! Love how creative you are with things! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)