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Cute Wax Paper Hearts!

Surprise your sweetie with some cute Valentine’s decorations. All you need is some crayons, a pencil sharpener, wax paper, card stock and some craft paper (or a couple paper bags).

Tear off a piece of wax paper. Remove the label from a crayon and run it through a pencil sharpener so the shavings are distributed across the wax paper.

Use one color or mix the colors if you like.

Use two pieces of craft paper (or cut up pieces of paper bag) to protect the ironing board. Place the wax paper and crayon shavings on top and top that with another piece of wax paper. Take two more pieces of craft paper to protect the iron and melt everything together.

I have a special iron I reserve for craft projects such as this. It was the most inexpensive iron I could buy back in my college days. Sometimes the wax can still bleed through the layers of paper, and it can be difficult to clean, so keep that in mind when doing this project.

Make a heart by folding a piece of card stock in half, drawing half a heart, cutting the shape out and unfolding it. This will be your template.

On your melted wax paper and crayon shavings, trace the heart.

Cut out the hearts using all the different colors.

Use a needle and thread, or a hole punch to attach a string.

Tie the hearts to a curtain rod or tape them to a window, attach them to a present, or slip one in your sweetheart’s lunch for a nice little surprise.

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