DIY Wall Art: Melted Crayon Canvases


One of the aspects of being in college and slowly gaining that independence from your parents is learning how to manage money and survive on that infamous college budget. However, lack of funds is never an excuse to limit your creativity. That’s why decorating a dorm room or apartment can be such fun. You can be as creative as possible, and you can still stay within your budget. It’s all about DIY.



Whether it be photos or painting, any kind of wall art adds to a room’s decor. Buying pictures can get expensive and so can developing and framing your own photography. But with this DIY crayon and canvas wall art, going over budget won’t even be an issue.

What you need:

5. Old towel or something to spread on the ground

What to do:

Once you have all of your supplies, spread your old towel on the ground and lay out your canvas and crayons. Then, glue the crayons onto the canvas in any design that you want. Wait about 5 minutes for the glue to dry.

After this, plug in your blow dryer and turn in to the highest setting. Prop your canvas up and hold the blow dryer close to the crayons. Slowly move the blow dryer over all of the crayons. As they melt, the will begin to slide down the canvas creating some sort of rainbow pattern which will vary depending on how you organized your crayons.


Once the crayons are melted, leave the canvas propped up for about 20 minutes so that the crayon wax can continue to slide down the canvas and dry. When this is done, you’ll have a funky new item to decorate your space with. The most important thing to remember is that you can always stray from these instructions and make this project your own. Don’t limit your creativity!


Jamie Wilson | Source: image 1, image 2, image 3

27 comments:

wall art said...

Wow.. Very artistic and creative. Im into do-it-yourself ideas because its a way of exposing and expressing our artistic side.

kimberky said...

That Looks FANTASTIC!!! I love the idea do you know how long it takes to dry??

LBMomma said...

It dries almost instantly - as soon as the wax is cool. The best part is, if you mess up, you can fix it by heating the area again (it will run down the canvas more).

Kim said...

I love the 4 canvas idea,looks really cool.Thanks for sharing.That is a project for next school holidays.

simplyebbs said...

I love the heart shaped one!!! I cant wait to try this!!!

mimimusicnote said...

OMG I need to try this now!!!!!!!!!!!! such a cool idea.

adelaide said...

for the heart, i noticed the crayons are "new" how did you manage to do that? peel the melted crayons off then reglue new ones?

Carol@autismlearn101.com said...

I just love this- can't wait t try it. So many ideas for different ways to do it!

Anonymous said...

Ya, i noticed that too... but the effect that the new crayons make is better than using the old ones

B said...

I have a question... what can you use to preserve the wax so that you can hang it for some time without it drying out...

Anonymous said...

what size canvas is the heart one & about how many crayons did it take?

Anonymous said...

how did you keep the crayons new? did you take off the old ones and glue new ones on after?

Anonymous said...

great job !!!

Anonymous said...

luv it so cool want to try it at home so bad <3

Anonymous said...

i hav got some ideas 4 u i think u should do a star because you are a star "SHINE IN THE LIGHT OH GREAT ONE"

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Anonymous said...

Pretty sure on the heart one it is just dripped paint and then crayons stuck on top of it

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who notices that the crayons in the heart are perfect and not melted. Little odd. I tried the heart and it looked like crap

Susan said...

Don't hang antwhere that gets warm -- from sun or heater. I ended up with crayon melted into the top of my couch.

Dana said...

I love these!! I can't wait to try this on my own. Such a fabulous idea!!!

Ali Burns said...

all you do is create the project, remove the melted crayons, and replace with new, fresh looking ones

Anonymous said...

I'm doing it right now and I love the idea but my crayons don't seem to be melting...? Is it supposed to take this long or am I doing something wrong?

Fashion Pria said...

Thank you so much for your this!
I am really impressed

Anonymous said...

I tried this with cheap crayons and they just wouldn't run! I would recommend Crayola!

Roovi Kusnandar said...

Heart shape melted crayon canvas have very attractive look, you did great job, many thanks for sharing. :)

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I love these!! I can't wait to try this on my own. Such a fabulous idea!!!

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Shaifali Agrawal said...

do you take off the crayons after they are done melting?

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