DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper A thoughtful gift requires really special wrapping to give it a homemade touch. This is a really fun DIY that allows you to way to design and your own colorful wrapping paper with just tissue paper and crayon shavings! The fininshed product os gorgeous with a beautiful watercolor-like finish to adorn your Christmas gifts, or birthday presents.

Materials:

  • crayons
  • kitchen peeler
  • iron
  • tissue paper
  • wax paper
  • paper towel or old cloth towel
  • ironing board

DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Instructions:

Step 1: Set up your ironing board, and Unfold a piece of tissue paper on to the ironing board. Remove part of the wrapping from the crayons.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 2: Using the kitchen peeler, scrap small curls of each of the crayons onto the tissue paper.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 3: Don’t overdo it with the crayon curls—a little goes a long way. The wax will spread out a lot when it melts.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 4: Place another piece of tissue paper on top, sandwiching the crayon curls betweeen two pieces of tissue paper.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 5: Place wax paper underneath the two layers of tissue paper, so it protects your ironing board. With the iron on the lowest setting, gently press onto the tissue paper for just a second. The wax will melt immediately. Lift straight up, don’t move in a circular motion the way you would normally use the iron. Simply press theiron down and lift it, dabbing the tissue paper.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 6: The wax will get on your iron. Simply and gently use a moist towel to wipe it off after each ‘dab’. Make sure the moisture from the towel steams off before dabbing again. If the plate of your iron is wet, the wax won’t stick to the iron permanently.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 7: The dots will bleed together, kind of like watercolors.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 8: The wax will harden almost immediately and you can wrap your gift.
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

Step 9: Use a pretty ribbon and center the crayon design where you’d like it. Now you’ve made some pretty wrapping for a special holiday gift!
DIY Holiday: Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper

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