Wax paper is so versatile - and we're not even talking about all its uses in the kitchen. Wax paper crafts are what we're celebrating - from gifts to home décor to frame-worthy art projects. It's wonderfully inexpensive, beautifully transparent, delightfully smooth and melty...whether you're making wax paper crafts for your kids or for yourself, you will love trying each and every one of these eight great project ideas.
Eight Great Wax Paper Crafts
Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired shows how quick and easy it is to turn your favorite images into rub-ons with wax paper. How adorable are these botanical prints on wood slices? Now you have a great reason to go outside and trim back that big tree branch.
These lanterns from Once Wed are a gorgeous way to show off pressed flowers and pretty leaves. You could trap your favorite images or bits of glitter or confetti between two sheets of wax paper, too. Handmade luminaries are sweet on the coffee table or they'd be striking as part of your centerpieces for a big dinner party or a wedding reception.
This technique shared from Housing a Forest will appeal to all the mixed media artists out there - wax is a commonly used for creating resist patterns on paper and fabric. But how cool is this random texture you can get by ironing a wrinkled piece of wax paper to your blank surface? After your surface has cooled, apply color with ink pads or ink mist sprays for a fantastic background.
Wax paper is nice and smooth, so it's perfect for painting with alcohol inks. Try Lisa's idea on the Bella Crafts blog for layering and marbling different colors of inks to create colorful abstract art on wax paper to fit inside standard postcard frames.