Gorgeous Batik Fabric From Crayons DIY

Put your own personal touch in this quilting fabric.  This DIY batik fabric project isn’t just for quilts.  Frame several designs and hang them on the wall.  I would love for my kids to make some designs for me.  Thanks to Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom for the colorful and creative idea.

This is a great way to make your own brightly colored batik fabric using crayons!  A vintage craft come to life!

I’m always looking through my vintage craft magazines for fresh ideas, and every now and then I pick one and run with it. As a quilter, I’ve always had a preference for batik fabrics. I love the vibrant colors! Well, if you have been following my blog for any time, you probably already know that I love me some color. And the idea of using a resist to block color in areas is something that I love doing with my Ukrainian eggs. So, a mix of color and resist dyeing with crayons just seemed right up my alley.

Now before I go any further, I’m betting there was probably an easier way to do this. But I will tell you how I did it, using my instructions that came from a 1956 Workbasket magazine and a few edits thrown in from me when I ran across some minor roadblocks.

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For this project I used:

Several boxes of crayons from the dollar store
100% Cotton fabric (light color)
Fabric Spray Paint Color: Ashpalt
Black Fabric Pen
Cheap paintbrushes
Muffin Tin
Deep Dish Griddle
Newspaper
Iron

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Images from Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom.

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