Do you have 10 minutes? Then you (and the kids) can make this adorable vase!

diy crayon vase

Nothing – and I mean NOTHING – was more thrilling to me each September than that new box of Crayola crayons (64, of course). There was something about that tiered box – all the crayons still sharpened and clean – that symbolized so perfectly the start of a brand new school year. I would actually hold off using them for as long as possible, hating to ruin the perfection of those colorful rows, all neatly lined up.

So you could imagine how smitten I am with this vase . I mean, just look at it – a row of brand new crayons – forever!

All you need is a box of crayons, a can and a glue gun – easy peasy.

You may need to experiment a bit with the size of the can and the number of crayons. For this vase I used a six-ounce can (from tomato paste) and 23 crayons (which was great as I was able to purchase one box of 24). I wrapped it with a little raffia ribbon and filled it with flowers from my garden.

crayon vase

This would also work beautifully with colored pencils and a taller container – I may try that next!

crayon vase

No flowers? Fill with candies, rubber bands or paper clips instead.

Okay – am I the only one who wants to run out and buy that box of 64 – with the built-in sharpener????

And now for Babble links!

17 Inventive Ways To Use Your Ice Cube Trays!
23 Creative Recipes Using Cake Mix!



  1. Jenna on August 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Sheri! I, too, LOVED the 63 count Crayola crayon box with the built-in sharpener! And like you, I wanted to keep them as pristine as possible for as long as possible. I just make this cute little vase pronto! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xo

    • sherisilver on August 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Of course you’d love the big box too. xo

      • Jenna on August 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

        Of course! And I really did mean the “64” count, I re-read my comment above and see that I invented the “63” count apparently 😉 And I also “just need to make this” cute vase pronto 😉 #needstoslowdownhertyping

        • sherisilver on August 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

          I can understand how the excitement of the crayons would lead to a few typos. 🙂

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