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because the Vintage Garage Chicago Holiday Trunk Show and the DIY
Trunk Show have coordinated efforts making a one-trip shop stop in
The popular Vintage Garage will move indoors for the Vintage Garage
Holiday Trunk Show November 17-18. Located just a few blocks from the
summer market location, the two-day Vintage Garage Holiday Trunk Show
will provide enough clothing, jewelry, furniture, advertising
memorabilia, games, appliances, glassware and electronics to get you
through the winter.
Also on November 17 and about one block from the Vintage Garage
Holiday Trunk Show, the DIY Trunk Show produced by Chicago Craft Mafia
will showcase diverse talent offering handmade arts, crafts, goods,
and endeavors of all kinds.
“Here are two great opportunities in close proximity that make it easy
to go the extra mile to provide unique holiday gifts,” says Melissa
Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC, producer of the Vintage Garage
Holiday Trunk Show. “Plus you’ll know your purchases are helping local
people and the local economy.”
Promoters also point out that shopping local, repurposing, buying
locally made goods and buying re-marketed goods are all green
What you need:
– large white pumpkin (real or faux)
- Tacky Glue
– 16-20 crayons
– Hair dryer
– Surface cover or trash bags
Prep: Remove all the labels from your crayons. Break them in half.
Set up your work area with newspaper or trash bags. If possible to do outside. it’s recommended.
How-To (Hair Dryer):
1. Glue your crayons in place with the tacky glue or glue gun. Glue is needed to grab the curved surface. Use wherever needed to hold the crayon in place.
2. Place your crayons around the pumpkin. You can either choose to do this all at the same time, then wait to heat or heat as you go. This depends on if you want to see the look as you go, or you know the desired outcome of colors and combinations.
3. Apply heat on high using a hair dryer. The wax tends to splatter, the higher the temperature. If you’re getting too much splatter, lower the heat. It takes a little under a minute for each of the crayons to melt and drip.
How-To (Candle) – Credit Robin Wulf:
2. Place newspaper under pumpkin
3. Light a small to medium size candle (for these I used long skinny tapers from IKEA)
4. Tilt your lit candle to the side in one hand and end of crayon directly to the flame in the other over top of pumpkin. (for a more kid friendly version use a hair dryer method above instead of candle)
5. Rotate crayon all around pumpkin as you watch it mix with the candle and crayon wax over top onto the sides of pumpkin, keep moving pumpkin around to drip crayon wax to all the area you want covered
6. Repeat with each color can keep reusing each color to add more color to pumpkin.
Have fun trying different color combinations, plastic spiders, goggly eyes, glitter and more!