Canine Crayons

September 20, 2013

 

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These dachshund shaped crayons from the Etsy shop, Ivy Lane Designs, are not only totally cute, they’re also eco-friendly!  Shop owner and artist, Merrill, was kind enough to give me a little background info on these adorable doxie colors…

At the end of every school year, Merrill goes around to elementary schools and collects the old stubs of used crayons.  She then repurposes them by melting them down and hand pouring them into fun-shaped molds- perfect for party favors, weddings, and gifts.  She also gives a talk to the students about the importance of up-cycling, and how they too, can repurpose old things into new ideas.  I think it’s so inspiring how Merrill uses her creativity to help the environment.  Rather than the old crayons being thrown in the trash and winding up in a land-fill, she gives them a new life.

To find out more about these dachshund crayons and Merrill, be sure to check out the Ivy Lane Designs shop HERE.

(Images courtesy of Ivy Lane Designs)

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