Monday, November 8, 2010

Wax Paper Flower Hangings

A little while ago we made a phonebook flower press and today we opened it up to see the results. The flowers had dried really well and Bubble was intrigued at how flat they were, "like paper". We used wax paper to turn them into a pretty window hanging, and Im thinking we will do this activity again using paper shapes and cellophane to make some christmas wrap.


* flat dried flowers
* wax lunch wrap paper
* iron
* old newspaper
* coloured cardboard
* tape
* scissors

We opened our phonebooks to find our flowers looking great!

Cut two sheets of wax paper to the same size. Lay one sheet wax side up (feel the paper, one side is smooth and the other feels waxy) and arrange your flowers on top (or whatever you are using for decoration; cellophane, confetti, paper shapes etc...).

Bubble took her time arranging and rearranging her flowers.

Lay the second sheet of wax paper over the top, wax side down.
So the two sheets of wax paper should be facing each other wax side IN, with the flowers in between.

Use a warmed iron to seal the two sheets together. I used my iron set quite hot and it did the job quickly and easily. If you are worried about wax transfer to your iron lay a sheet of baking paper over the top before ironing.

We decided to make a frame, you dont have to of course! To make our frame I cut the centre out of a sheet of corrugated cardboard.

Tape your wax paper picture to the window so the light can stream through it.
The photos don't show how pretty it looked up on the window unfortunately!

Bubble added her frame where she wanted it. We decided not to trim the edges so we could keep all of the flowers. I think this would also look great in an embroidery hoop or something similar.

It makes a very colourful pretty display.

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  1. Thanks Darcy! My Mum showed me how to do this when I was little and obsessed with my flower press :-D

  2. This is a beautiful way to capture spring or any other time of year.

  3. This was one of my favorite posts this week. I linked up to it here on my blog:
    that's awesome that you started doing these projects with your mom and now you do them with your own children.

  4. Thankyou Darcy! My Mum is very creative, we were very lucky to benefit from that when we were little. Hopefully my girls remember these things from their childhood like I do!

  5. It looks so lovely hanging in the window, gorgeous.

  6. Great! I have been wanting to do this for a long time!