It's more than just sandwich wrap - try wax paper for art and craft projects!
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.
You just can't go wrong with neutrals - in home décor, fashion and gift wrap, too. Plain wax paper totally lights up a plain brown wrapper when it's cut into these gorgeous blooming bows
- the process is similar to making tissue paper flowers. Heather at Whipperberry shares other great ideas for simple yet elegant gift wrap, too.
This kid-friendly wax paper craft has been around forever - but melting crayons into beautifully unpredictable color patterns never gets old. Katie at View From the Fridge
shares her take on this melt-art process and creates a lovely view from her window in the sunlight.
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.
Give your sweetheart a message any time of year. Becky upcycled wax paper cereal bags and sandwiched a note and some ephemera between two heart shapes with stitching. Her hearts look great as part of a banner, and they'd also make such a cute alternative to a greeting card or gift tag!
Faux Capiz Shell Chandelier
This wax paper chandelier makes a big statement in any room - and we love how Jessica from Decor Adventures
upcycled an old planter basket for the armature. This project will take some time and patience to complete, but the end result is stunning - totally worth it!
Wax Paper Lanterns
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.
Wax Paper Resist
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.