Handmade Waxed Paper
What you will make:
Make your own custom waxed papers! Learn the technique of waxing paper, and
in no time you'll be making
waxed papers in any colors or designs you like. Waxing paper not only
makes the paper water- and oil-resistant, but also adds a degree of
translucence, darkens the paper, and changes its feel.
After you wax the paper, it will be thicker, stronger,
absorbent. You can use waxed paper in place of vellum in many
crafts. It can be used to make bags, paper flowers, delightful charms
for gift wrapping, windows clings and stained glass effects. Its
translucent nature makes it a natural for luminaries!
Waxing paper is for adults or teens only!! Caution: Hot
wax and hot iron can burn.
Here's what you need:
- Papers to wax: computer paper, origami paper, craft paper
(printed or plain)
- Parchment paper
- Wax: pieces of white candle or tea lights
- Plastic sandwich bag
- Hammer, mallet or large spoon
- Iron and ironing board
- Old towel
- Paper towels or plain white paper
- Optional: Paraffin, wax chips or melts,
paring knife, temporary or repositionable glue
This project is rated EASY to do.