Colorful, charming and festive wax paper and crayon hearts are being featured in many windows in the Spokane area. Many of the hearts have pictures of cats in the center for a one-of-a-kind look. These pleasing-to-the-eye decorations cost pennies to make and are fun to create as well.
You more than likely already have the supplies needed for this pleasing project. All that is required is a small, handheld pencil sharpener, waxed paper, an iron, Kraft paper, scissors, pictures of your cat, and crayons. Who doesn’t have a box of broken crayons packed away in a bin seldom open? However, if you don’t, crayons and wax paper can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.
Start things off with a 12-by-16-inch sheet of waxed paper. Fold it down the center along its length and then unfold. Place wax-crayon shavings, created with a handheld pencil sharpener, equally but not densely across one half of the paper. Fold the other half of the paper over the shavings. Crease the three open edges with a 1/2-inch fold to grip the shavings. Shield your ironing surface with the Kraft paper. Position the waxed paper on the Kraft paper, and blanket it with another sheet of Kraft paper. Iron gently on medium heat, inspecting after every few passes. Finish when all the shavings have melted and give it time to cool off. Next, trace and cut out hearts of assorted sizes. Glue on a picture of your cat tin the center of each heart. String each heart with colorful embroidery thread and hang in your window.
Sunbeams will truly enhance its beauty, but even on a cloudy day these hearts will bring festive cheer to your home.