I’ve been meaning to try making my own lumber crayons using a tree branch for a while now, and the Challenge Tree competition seemed like the perfect excuse to get it done! Overall, it was a pretty easy process. Just take a branch, cut it to the length you want, drill out the center and melt some crayons inside the hole. I’ll be using these to mark up rough lumber for getting it prepped for projects.
As I mentioned in the video, I think it would be a lot easier to just stick a full crayon in a hole drilled to fit. I did find some 12 packs of red as well as black crayons on Amazon, below are my affiliate links to those products. When you use my affiliate links, I get a small referral commission from Amazon, thank you for your support 🙂
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Red 12 Pack: http://amzn.to/1WNdmeF
I also wanted to mention that I had the temperature set for around 200 degrees in my little toaster oven. That was definitely hot enough to melt the crayons. It didn’t take very long, maybe 20 minutes or so, to melt the small cut up pieces. It would probably take slightly longer if you didn’t cut up the crayon.