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Make a Wax Paper and Crayon Chandelier

13 January 2012 22,087 views 3 Comments

by rhonda

Yes, pretty things can come from humble materials!  This chandelier by Jamie from The Letter 4 is a similar idea to a faux capiz shell chandelier in its use of wax paper circles, but it has a playful, colorful twist:  crayon shavings!  It's the perfect addition to a nursery or child's room, and they can even help by sharpening their crayons.  This reminds me of "stained glass" art that I used to make with wax paper and crayon shavings when I was a kid, and it was always one of my favorite activities!  [how to make a wax paper and crayon chandelier][via Dollar Store Mom]

Project estimate:

  • Wax paper, on hand or $1
  • Lamps shade frame or wire basket, $1 and up
  • Crayon shavings, on hand
  • Iron, on hand
  • Thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

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  • Meg K said:

    Great idea!!! :)

  • Rhonda @ Abide at Home said:

    This is SO pretty! I will have to keep it in mind for my daughter’s room – it’s almost time to move from a nursery to a toddler room! Thanks for the idea!

  • Caitlyn said:

    you could also do this with melted crayon paintings – put paper on a griddle or a baking sheet over a low burner, and draw slowly with crayon. It’s oodles of fun, and of course the wax makes the paper translucent at the end. Do take sensible safety precautions, though – plenty of ventilation, no small pets underfoot, don’t leave it unsupervised, etc