Crafts/ DIY/ Holiday/ Nifty/ Thrifty/ Valentine's Day

{crayon valentine’s hearts}

A little while ago I saw these cute "stained glass" crayon hearts over at Little Birdie Secrets. They're easy and quick to make (which is a must for my projects!) and of course nifty and thrifty. ;)

While they still turned out quite cute, I had one little problem. I couldn't find any wax paper here in Germany and resorted to normal parchment paper.. Well, I learned that you actually need the wax in wax paper to make the hearts stick together better. So, make sure to get the waxed version and you'll get better results that I did. ;)


What you'll need:

  • Wax paper
  • Crayons in pinks, purples and reds
  • A pencil sharpener
  • An iron
  • Newspaper or paper towels to protect your ironing board
  • Cookie cutters and a pencil for tracing the hearts
  • String or thread for hanging

How to:

  • Fold a piece of wax paper in half.
  • Shave the crayons with a pencil sharpener and deposit evenly on one half of the wax paper.
  • Fold the other half of the paper over the shaving.
  • Seal the edges by folding them over.
  • Cover your ironing surface with old newspaper or paper towels, so the crayons don't seep through onto your ironing board or iron.
  • Iron over the paper with low to medium heat and stop when all the crayon shavings have melted.
  • Let cool for a couple minutes.
  • Trace and cut out hearts (or any design that's not too intricate).
  • String the hearts with thread or string.
  • Hang in front of your window, so the sun can shine through the hearts into your room.

Even though mine didn't turn out that great, I still wanted to show them to you. Because for one, projects sometimes fail don't go as planned. Secondly, I am confident that it will turn out better for you if you have access to wax paper. :)

I'm partying here! ♥

You Might Also Like

20 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy C.
    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 02:19 PM

    I love this! I attempted to do this last year and messed something up and didn’t have enough crayons to try again. I hope to attempt it again soon!!!

  • Reply
    {Adventuresindinner}
    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 04:54 PM

    They’re lovely! I wonder if small one would notice if I raided her crayon stash :0)

  • Reply
    Sher Mattison
    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 05:04 PM

    What an awesome idea!! Definitely going to make some!

  • Reply
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 06:38 PM

    This is such a cute idea Vanessa!

  • Reply
    Kathi
    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 06:51 PM

    Love these cute little hearts! I am going to make some with my boys this weekend.

    Kathi @ creativeagain.blogspot.com

  • Reply
    Jana
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    How fun & super cute. Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

  • Reply
    Natalie
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 05:47 AM

    This is so great and something I can incorporate with the little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Kristin
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 06:57 AM

    Love these. They are the perfect thing to cap off my Valentine decor. We’re pretty hard core Valentines celebrators at our house. We could drape these babies in every window or better yet…think of this…beaded curtains?

  • Reply
    sarah Lou
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 07:00 AM

    you may not think they turned out great, but I love them. so beautiful in their simplicity. Ill be grabbing some crayons next time im out I think…

  • Reply
    Oshi
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 01:10 PM

    you won THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD on my blog! <3
    come to see the rules! :):)
    with love, Oshi

    http://oshifugushima.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

  • Reply
    I am LOVD
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 05:47 PM

    No wax paper in Germany? I see an export opportunity:-)

  • Reply
    Christine
    Thursday February 9th, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    I love the hearts!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer!!

    You should come over today, there’s a giveaway that’s live right now :)

  • Reply
    Ruth
    Thursday February 9th, 2012 at 04:37 PM

    I love this! I really want to try it.

  • Reply
    Natural-NesterS
    Saturday February 11th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    This is awesome! We have a link party ending tonight… would you like to add it to our link party too? You could be featured next week!

    -Newest Follower

  • Reply
    Jacqueline
    Saturday February 11th, 2012 at 02:04 AM

    really cute! Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

  • Reply
    Donata from DK's Craft Cafe
    Sunday February 12th, 2012 at 03:32 AM

    These are super cute, Vanessa!
    Need to chase friends with small kids, ready to share their crayons with me :)
    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply
    Jill
    Tuesday February 14th, 2012 at 03:39 AM

    Lovely little garlands!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  • Reply
    Dee
    Tuesday February 14th, 2012 at 03:50 AM

    Your hearts look beautiful.

    Dee

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    Thursday February 16th, 2012 at 05:41 AM

    Love this idea. I’ve seen similar ideas for crayon leaves, but love the different take on it. :)

  • Reply
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
    Sunday February 19th, 2012 at 06:48 AM

    I love these! My kids and I have made these before and they ALWAYS have such a great time! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  • Leave a Reply