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Washi Clipboards

Inspired by this…

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I finally found the time to do this…

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A washi tape clipboard!!!

Will be using this to display pictures on my office wall๐Ÿ™‚

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Must remember to use a brighter color next time, though๐Ÿ™‚ ย Hahaha!

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Doesn’t this post card make you smile? ย It’s so happy! ย Thanks, heykessy!

Photo of clipboards grabbed from decor8 instagram

Star Crayons + Happy Weekend

A’s 2nd birthday party was a success! ย Yippee!

While I am still writing my blog post about that, in the meantime, I’d like to share with you one of the projects that I did for her party–Star Crayon give-aways!

I gave these out to A’s cousins who were still too young to be given the papier mache horses (takas). ย Those went to the older kids๐Ÿ™‚.

Anyway, these star crayons are not only very easy to make, but it also cost me nearly zero pesos–next to nothing! ย Hahaha! ย I say “nearly” because while I recycled materials that I had lying around the house,ย syempre I did use up some electricity while in the course of making them so I guessย may gastos pa din yon (I still spent something)๐Ÿ™‚. ย Hahaha!

Here are the things you’ll be needing to make your own Star Crayons:

one deep pot

mini glass jars (the number depends on how many colors you are making)

old crayons/broken crayons

mold/shaper

Here are the steps. ย Easy Peasy.

Step 1:ย Sort your crayons into like colors and shades. ย This is not really a super necessary step–only if you decide you want to make a monochromatic crayon. ย In this case, that’s what I pretty much wanted. ย I’ve seen other versions, though, where the maker just went wild and mixed so many different colors together! ย The results are beautiful as well๐Ÿ™‚.

Step 2:ย After you’ve got your crayons in groups, break them apart and put them into the glass jars. ย One color group per jar. ย Again, if you have an extra non-stick muffin or mold pan, you can totally eliminate this step and just sort the crayons straight into the pan itself.

Step 3:ย Fill your pot with water (up to the level where the crayons in the glass jar are covered, but not high enough for the water to enter the jar) ย and bring to a boil. ย Once water starts to bubble, carefully place the glass jars inside, and let the crayons melt.

If you use the non-stick pans, you can do this step in the oven. ย I think melting the crayons to 325 degrees will do.

Step 4:ย Once the crayons have all melted, pour them carefully into the molds. ย You may want to use an oven mitt in this step because the glass jars will be very hot! ย Also, it’s best to do this project without kids nearby since you are dealing with stuff that can potentially scald or burn.

Step 5:ย After pouring, stick the mold in the refrigerator to cool for around 20 minutes, or until they harden.

Once the crayons have fully hardened, just pop them out! ย In this case, maybe because I used a silicone mold, the crayons popped out easily๐Ÿ™‚. ย In other cases, especially if your pan or mold is not non-stick, you may have to spray some oil or any other agent that will make the crayons slip off with ease.

And here’s the finished product! ย Voila! ย Ready to be wrapped๐Ÿ™‚.

Pretty, right? ย I made them in the party motif colors–yellow, purple, fuschia and orange๐Ÿ™‚.

Here is the little one giving her own set a try…Perfect for little hands!

Success!!!

Hope you have a great weekend, folks!