Saturday, January 28, 2012

valentines day: window craft

thanks again martha for the idea - rowan and i had so much fun making this guy last weekend, and it looks absolutely gorgeous in our front window!

supplies:
wax paper
crayons
pencil/crayon sharpener
an iron
kraft or parchment paper
strudy sticks in any size, shape, or form
fishing line
glue

you start out by choosing the color/s you want your hearts to be, then get to work sharpening them down into a pile of shavings (thin and small!) - you don't really need a ton as you spread them out and they go a long way.

i did two different sheets in the two color mixtures - i pulled out a good length of my wax paper and the folded it in half 'hamburger', i spread out my first color/s of shavings then sandwiched my folded wax paper between the kraft paper (for protection from the wax on your iron).

I was brave and went with a pretty high setting to ensure a good quality melting, this worked pretty good and i would periodically lift my paper to make sure there weren't any lumps.

once i had a nice sheet of the melted art, i got to work cutting out my hearts - i pre made a template to trace so they were all the same size, but you can do whatever!

(i had sent tim and the girls out on a dual task earlier in the day - to collect sticks and wear the girls out for naptime! they did a great job finding me some good options)


when my hearts were all cut out i ran a strip of glue along the backs and attached my fishing line at the desired length. then i tied them to the branch, hung a piece of line for hanging and picked our window!
let me know if you try it out!

5 comments:

Amy Bailey said...

We made these when I was a kid! Fun :)

Amy Bailey said...

We made these when I was a kid! Fun :)

melissa rohr said...

My sister-in-law gave me that Martha craft book for Christmas! (If that's where you got it from.) I'm making the felt Valentine's Day fortune cookies right now :)

melissa rohr said...

i got it from her site then changed it up a little :) felt fortune cookies sound awesome though!!

melissa rohr said...

These turned out so cute and are actually on my list of things to make for V-DAY! Love this idea!