Creating art is not something everyone has the creative vision for. Take me for example, I like to draw and I’m decently good at it. Coming up with ideas and settling on one thing is extremely hard for me to do however. For other people it comes easier. They are just able to see things in their head that no one else can. It’s like they are always two or three steps ahead of what they are currently doing. The man who created this amazing video seems like one of these gifted people. How he came up with this idea, I will never know. Apparently one day he thought crayons would serve their best use melted together instead of being used for coloring. I was seriously confused at first, but then I saw the end product and was seriously impressed.
Step one was obviously gathering enough crayons to do the project.
He then places them in a bread pan, sharpened side up.
He placed the pan in the oven at 150 degrees for about 3 hours until all the crayons were liquified.
After it was all liquified, he turned off the oven and opened it to let the crayons dry. After they were dried, he used a bandsaw to slice off both angled ends.
He then attached the block to a lathe and started smoothing it out.
After all the rough edges were taken care of, he started using the lathe tools to shape the cylinder of crayons.
It slowly started to look like a vase.
Once the shaping was done, he cut the bottom off with a simple hacksaw.
He used a drill press to put a hole right through the middle. After that, all that was left was to rub the bottom against a flat surface to level the base! It is now a very beautiful and multi colored flower vase.
Check out the video below to see the entire process of making a DIY wax crayon vase.
This would be a great art project for anyone with a creative side! If I had the tools to do this I definitely would. It saves money on a vase, and would provide entertainment for people of almost every age. Most people think of crayons as only for coloring, but this guy is definitely pushing the boundaries when it comes to their uses. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if art projects like this become more common place in the future.