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Add Color to Your Home for Cheap

Decorating your house or apartment can be an exciting task for many people; however, it can get pretty pricey. These decorations can make a house feel like a home by adding one’s own personal tastes and is an essential part of feeling comfortable in a new environment. While buying these things can often seem like the easiest route, it is unfortunately outside of many people’s budgets.


A fun, cheap, and personalized way to solve this problem is DIY! There are countless projects that anyone can try; from beginners to the more seasoned pros. Making your own decorations is a great way to bring personality and style to your home without breaking the bank. One such project can bring a burst of color to your home in a few easy steps.

  1.  Materials

This project requires very few supplies and can be done with little to no cost. The first thing you will need is a plain canvas. Other materials can be used, but the canvas will be more conducive to a sturdy product. Depending on the size of your canvas, you will need the corresponding sized box of crayons. The number of crayons can be determined by how many you will need to line the top of your canvas. A hot glue gun is the best option for attaching the crayons to the canvas. Finally, you will need a hair dryer. This will be used to melt the crayons.

  1. Getting Started

To begin, you can glue your crayons point down across the top of your canvas. The order of the crayons is up to you, so get your creative juices flowing! A simple and fun way to do this is to follow the order of the rainbow (ROYGBIV). You can choose to do only different shades of blue, only primary colors, etc. The point is to be creative and make something that you will enjoy. The final step is to take your hairdryer and apply it to the tops of the crayons. This will cause the color to melt down the canvas as much or little as you’d like. The difference is simple, heat more for a longer stream of color and less for shorter.

For the rest of your canvas, you can add as much or as little as you choose. You may opt to adhesives to halt the color at some points, thus leaving shapes or letters in white in contrast with the rest of the canvas.


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