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The Wonderful World of Wax Paper

Thursday, 11 June 2015  |  Vicky

Here at StickyTiger, we like our craft materials to be as versatile as possible, and wax paper is certainly that; whether you want to create some imaginative gift wrapping, transfer an image or sculpt something fabulous out of paper, this is the medium you need. Here are our favourite  tutorials on the internet which show you how to get crafty with wax paper.

Heart gift wrap and garlands made from wax paper

Martha Stewart came out on top as usual with not one but two amazing tutorials; firstly, the gift wrap made from tissue paper hearts sandwiched between the wax paper captured our attention, and then we stumbled across the hanging heart garland – as well as loving the original tutorials, we’re already thinking about ideas for similar projects. Watch this space!

Vintage fruit crate with wax paper transfers

Over at A Piece of Rainbow, crafter Ananda shows how to turn an ordinary wooden box made from pallets (we do love a bit of upcycling!) into beautiful storage boxes complete with vintage style wax paper transfers. Genius!

Wax paper backdrop

The one thing we love about wax paper is that the thickness and texture makes it ideal for creating sculptures, as it holds its shape pretty well. We found this amazing backdrop over at Style Me Pretty, which is made from hundreds of wax paper cones – what an incredible effect!

Wax paper lanterns and preserved leaves

If nature is your thing, wax paper is ideal for preserving leaves – we loved both the beautiful paper lanterns over at Once Wed, and also the colourful autumn mobile from Buggy and Buddy; two great ways to make your colourful nature displays last that bit longer.