Make these DIY Christmas ornaments using broken up crayons and glass ornaments! A fun melted crayon craft for the holidays.
I have been looking for fun, bright colored ornaments to decorate my tree this year. And I have found some beautiful versions, but they are all so expensive! So, I decided to make my own using melted crayons and clear glass ornaments. I will show you how easy it is to make these DIY Christmas ornaments for less than $1!
DIY Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments
I love the holidays and the bright colored baubles that come along with my favorite holiday. This year I plan to decorate my tree in bright reds and pinks. Finding the right colored ornaments has been a little harder than I thought. So, I decided to create my own.
This isn’t the first time I have had to DIY my own ornaments. Check out my Anthropologie Inspired Rose Gold Dipped Ornaments for another great idea!
The best part about these DIY Christmas ornaments is that you can make them in any shade you desire! You can do a combination of colors or keep it simple with one of two shades.
DIY Crayon Ornament Supplies
To make these melted crayon craft ornaments you will need just a few supplies. That’s what’s great about this project. Nothing fancy necessary!
- Crayons (peeled and broken into 1/4″ pieces)
- Clear glass ornaments – any size
- Hair dryer
- Winter gloves
How to Make DIY Christmas Ornaments
Ok, so let’s get started making this fun Christmas craft. First, peel off the paper from the crayons and break the crayons into 1/4″ pieces. You can use scissors to cut them and make this step much easier.
Next, take the top off your glass ornament and place about 8-10 pieces of crayons in.
You will want to pick 2-3 colors. If you choose too many, it will just turn brown. I chose colors that were pretty close in shade to make an ombre effect. But it would also be pretty to choose colors that are very different to create contrast.
Next, put your mitten or winter glove onto the hand that will holding the ornament. Start heating up the crayons using your hair dryer on the high setting.
As the wax melts, turn the ornament. Rotating and swirling until you get the desired effect. When you are done, dump the unused crayon bits out onto a paper towel.
Melted Crayon Craft Tips
I have some tips for making these melted crayon ornaments turn out just right.
I found that when heating the crayons, rotate the ornaments in a circular direction. Gently tilt the ornament as you go to make the crayon cover the inside of the ornament. IF you mix the colors too much it doesn’t have the same effect.
Also, I used ornaments that had an iridescent finish. This made the swirled crayon effect that much more vibrant and I loved the result!
You can also add some very fine glitter after the crayons start to melt to add a glittery finish to these DIY Christmas ornaments!
Play around and have fun!
More Christmas Ornament Ideas
Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts!
Christmas Light Tree Ornaments at The Happy Housie // Handmade Ornaments from Free Printables at The Handmade Home // Dollar Store Christmas Tree Ornament at Craftberry Bush // Twig Christmas Tree Ornament at The Turquoise Home
Farmhouse Christmas Sign Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello // DIY Stocking Ornament at Love Create Celebrate // Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments at Jenna Kate at Home // Wood Bead Christmas Garland at So Much Better With Age // Reindeer Handmade Christmas Ornament Clean & Scentsible
DIY Christmas Ornament at My 100 Year Old Home // Easy Christmas Ornament DIY at Happy Happy Nester // Frosted Pear Tree Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs // Elegant Embroidery Hoop Ornaments at All Things With Purpose // Homemade Christmas Ornament at Seeking Lavender Lane
Easy Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss // DIY Hand Painted Floral Christmas Ornaments at The DIY Mommy // DIY Black and White Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker // DIY Reindeer Vintage Car Christmas Ornament at Cassie Bustamante // Photo Block Christmas Ornament at Amber Tysl
Melted Crayon Ornaments at Modern Glam // Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornaments at Life is a Party // Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments at A Pretty Life // Easy DIY Reversible Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go // DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Ornament at Lolly Jane
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these are so fun and love the bright colors!
How pretty! And SO many colour options too!
I can’t wait to make these today!! I have made a lot of ornaments with floor wax and glitter but never with crayons. Thanks so much for sharing.
This would be such a fun craft for kids to do – but that actually turns out cute enough to allow on your tree!!! LOL I love how bright and colorful they turn out!!
lol! so true!
Oooh, so much fun! Those are such fun bright colours. Thanks for sharing this on the blog hop, Ashley.
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy
Love these! Super cute.. great colour choices too!
These are so fun! I think I will try them with kids!
Hi Ashley, what a great idea — will have to try this for next year!! Thank you for sharing. Where do you get your iridescent finish ornaments?
Hi Grace! I found them at Michael’s.
I am going to try. I heard 4 pieces of crayons 1/4 inch works. I am going to try this one day I have all the supplies. Got crayons at Joann’s for 1/2 off today. So just have to get at it.