Melt my Heart Valentines Decorations

Post by Cara Reche
Melt my Heart DecorationsValentine’s Day, in my opinion is the very best day for crafting. The color palette bursts with poppy reds, hot pinks, juicy oranges and purples…from grape candy to dark plum.

Then there is the heart, which in this project will symbolize the love of “getting crafty with it!” These waxy creations look stunning when the light shines through. They are so easy, you’ll fall in love!

Supplies for Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations:

  • Wax paper (12 x 16” sheets)
  • Crayons
  • Sharpener
  • 2 large paper bags
  • Iron
  • Pinking shears or scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or String

1.    Remove the paper from your crayons, and determine your colors.

Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations 12.    Sharpen a small handful of different colored crayons and distribute evenly on one side of the wax paper.

Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations 33.    Fold the wax paper over, creating a “sandwich.”

4.    Lay down a brown paper bag on your ironing surface. Then place the wax paper “sandwich” on top of it.

5.    Protect your iron by using the 2nd paper bag to cover everything.

Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations 26.    On medium heat, carefully iron in a circular motion, but not too long!

7.    Set the iron aside and slowly peel back the brown bag. Check to see if all the shavings have melted. Repeat to make several sheets.

Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations 48.    After the sheets have completely cooled, cut a heart shapes with your pinking shears or scissors.

9.    Punch a hole and string yarn through.

10.  Hang your beauties in the window!

Melt My Heart Valentines Decorations 10Post by Cara Reche. When young, Cara had two imaginary friends. As their friendship grew, so did her imagination. Cara loves to “get crafty with it” and is the Associate Art Director at the Land of Nod.