The Crayon Box

Hello! I know it has been forever and a day since I posted on here but I had so much fun with this latest project that I just had to share!

I found these adorable ceramic crayons in the dollar section of Target! I fell in love with them right away and knew that I wanted to make a crayon box to hold them!

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So I got out some chipboard and measured the crayons and starting cutting. The measurements I used are –

sides – 5 1/2″ by 1 3/8″

bottom – 8″ by 1 3/8″

front  – 8″ by 5 1/2″

back – 8″ by 5 1/2″

I used a product called Tear Mender to adhere the pieces to each other and after it had dried I used wide clear packing tape on all the edges.

Using an oval die cut as a guide I drew the semi circled line for the front of the crayon box.

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Next I covered the box with BumbleBee Gingham/Linen paper from Doodlebug.

I used Darice’s wood glue, sponged it on with a foam brush and then smoothed the papers over the area of the box.

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Using washi tape from WRMK I added the green lines typically found on a crayon box.

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To make the label – I cut out an oval from black paper, stamped and embossed the word “crayons” and “6” using the fantastic Crayon Alphabet from Stampin’ Up! I then doodled some lines on there and wrote the word count under the number six!

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Now my box was ready to hold the crayons!!

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Here is another view

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I love crayons and I love color so this was such a happy project to make!!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a great day and REMEMBER –

 make beautiful things to show others you care!!

6 thoughts on “The Crayon Box

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    Cheryl W says:

    This is so adorable, Taunya! I often check out the dollar bins at Target–I was just there today–but I didn’t see these cute ceramic crayons. Thanks so much for the great tutorial and wonderful inspiration. Have a beautiful week.

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    LC says:

    I was thrilled to see your blog post notice pop up in my inbox!!! I was actually thinking of you this week and hoping you were having a great summer. What a sweet and fun project! You have such clever ideas! I love the beautiful bright yellow of the crayon box and using washi tape for the stripes was perfect. Your sign is adorable! I just love it!

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    Patti J. says:

    OMG! It is SO good to see you pop up here, Taunya! Squeeeeee!!!!!!! Your little box is delightful, and so are you, my friend! Hugs and blessings coming your way, always, all ways!

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    Vicki says:

    This is an adorable project!

    It is fun to share.

    I just pulled your address down on Tuesday to send you a card.

    Missed you.

    Keep taking care,

    Vicki

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    Jerrie says:

    I love your project! The box is great and so real looking…the crayons are perfect inside it! Love seeing you blog again!

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    Carla Hundley says:

    Cute project!
    Hope you’re
    having a great
    summer!
    Carla from Utah

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