Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY Valentine Hearts

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day decoration for your home? These translucent hanging hearts are easy to make from waxed paper and crayons and they look beautiful!

Begin with a 12-by-16-inch sheet of waxed paper. Fold it in half along its length; unfold. Deposit wax-crayon shavings (made with a handheld pencil sharpener) evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges with a 1/2-inch fold to hold the shavings.

Protect your ironing surface with kraft paper, and cover it with another sheet of kraft paper. Iron lightly on medium heat, checking after every few passes.

Stop when all the shavings have melted; let cool. Next, trace and cut out hearts of various sizes.

String each heart with a silk thread for hanging.

Enjoy crafting in this cold, snowy weather! Come see us over at Soel to take a look at our perfect new items that have arrived!

1 comment:

Olya said...

AWESOME! I'm doing it today!