Friday, January 6, 2012

Crayon Art.

I found this idea on Pinterest a while ago, and just HAD to try it out for myself!

^ Here is my completed project! I love how it turned out! ^

Now I will show you a Step-by-Step tutorial on how to make your very own canvas art with crayons!!!

Materials You Will Need:
(amount needed depends on the size of canvas board you choose. 
I started with a smaller size for my first attempt!)
~Canvas Board (whatever size you'd like)
~Hot Glue Gun
~Hair Dryer with a "Hot" Heat Setting
~Patience and Creativity

FIRST, put your crayons in the order that you will want them on your canvas board.

I chose to do a rainbow pattern, since I love all colors!

THEN, glue the crayons, one by one, across the top of the canvas, making sure the pointed ends are facing down, and the flat ends are all lined up with one another.

Once all the crayons are securely glued onto the board, it's time to start melting!

NEXT, lean your canvas board up against a door or a wall (see picture below) and place an old towel or rag underneath to catch all the melted crayon wax! 

(Your towel will most likely be ruined from the wax, so choose something you don't mind throwing out afterwards!)

Here is when the melting had just begun and started dripping down the board... So exciting!

Getting more and More melted!

It is up to YOU to decide just HOW much you want to melt the crayons. You can have thin lines, or thick lines with no canvas showing at all! It all depends on how long you have the heat from the hair dryer on the crayons.

After I decided I was satisfied with the amount of melting that I had going on, I let the wax completely dry on the canvas board.

Then, I attached a beaded necklace to the back of the canvas so I'd be able to hang it up in my room.

(The top-right picture shows how much wax got on the towel that was underneath the canvas... just a warning!)

Here is how mine turned out!!!! 
So excited to have finally done this fun, and easy, project!

Basically, there are only 4 easy steps:
1. Select order of Crayons
2. Use hot glue gun to attach crayons to canvas
3. Use blow dryer to melt crayons
4. Let dray and hang!

Ta-da! Cheap, Easy, and Pretty Wall Art for your Home!

-->Great for Gifts!<--

xoxo Karisa Marie xoxo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I have been OBSESSED with Instagram ever since I got my new iPhone!

Find me as @karisamarieee

I always follow back :)

xoxo Karisa

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tea Inspiration

My New Feature:

Tea Inspiration

...insirational quotes from my daily cups of tea...

-->All photographs are taken by me.<--

"Love what is ahead by loving what has come before."

"When you know that all is light, you are enlightened."

"May this day bring you peace, tranquility, and harmony."

xoxo Karisa xoxo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Leopard Obsession + Flare Jeans

Leopard Dress + Leopard Wedges + NEW Flare Jeans!

Leopard is such a popular pattern right now, and I've found myself becoming obsessed with finding new leopard pieces to add to my wardrobe!

Here are a few of the leopard pieces I own...

This lovely Leopard print dress was a gift from my mother.

Dress... gift from my mom
Blazer.... Forever21
Tights... Freddies
Boots... BX by Bronx
Necklace... For Love

Leopard print Wedges, from Kim Kardashian's online shoe store, Shoe Dazzle!

This Red Scarf was one of the several things I purchased after my No Shopping for 60 Days challenge, as a little reward for myself ;) 

Being Silly :)

Beautiful Autumn Day!

These wedges are SO fun! Great for spicing up a casual outfit!

Red Infinity Scarf... Forever21
Cream sweater top... Forever21
Necklace & Watch... For Love
Pink Tank... Wet Seal
Black Pants... Marshalls
Wedges... Shoe Dazzle

Flare Jeans

Flare Jeans are making a comeback in the fashion world!
This is a big deal for me because....

After years and years of being a strictly skinny-jeans girl, I bought my FIRST PAIR of Flare Jeans since I was probably 12!!!

I found these jeans at Nordstrom Rack and they fit me perfectly, so I couldn't pass them up!

Flare Jeans... Nordstrom Rack
Crochet Top... Forever21
Wedges... MIA
Oatmeal Infinity Scarf... borrowed

xoxo Karisa xoxo

Saturday, October 8, 2011

48 Outfits... which are your favorites?

For my 60 Outifts in 60 Days / No Shopping Challenge, I posted pictures of 48 outfits.

Here is one picture for every day I posted.

Which are your favorites?! :)

Days 1 - 4

Days 5 - 8

Days 9 - 12

Days 13 - 16

Days 17 - 20

Days 21 - 24

Days 25 - 28

Days 29 - 32

Days 33 (2 pictures), 34, and 37

Days 38, 40, 43, and 45

Days 47, 49, 50, and 52

Days 54, 57, 59, and 60!

In my next post, I will show the items I purchased for myself as a reward for going 60 days without shopping!

xoxo Karisa xoxo

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 60 of No Shopping

Last Thursday, September 29th, I was officially done with my 60 Outfits in 60 Days / No Shopping Challenge!!!

Starting the first of August, my co-worker/friend and I decided to embark on a No Shopping journey for 60 whole days, in hopes to some-what cure our addiction to new things!

It was definitely challenging, but SO much fun! I throughly enjoyed being creative with my outfits and trying new things to make the most of what I did have.

Now that I'm finished, I definitely feel less of a need to spend spend spend on new clothes or shoes. However, I did reward myself with an awesome dress from Bebe and new jeans from Nordstrom now that I am able to shop again :) I will post pictures soon!

Here is my Day 60 Outfit:

White Top, H&M
Scarf, F21
Ripped Jeans, Abercrombie&Fitch
Flip Flops, Arizona

60 days down, ZERO to go!
Time to shop! ;)

xoxo Karisa xoxo