GIVE YOUR ROOM A SPECIAL COLOR AS THE SUN BASKS ITS RAYS ON YOUR WINDOWS AND PASSES THROUGH THE TRANSLUCENCY OF THE CRAYON WAX PAPER. THIS PROJECT IS PERFECT FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND ST. PATRICK’S DAY.
Isn’t it crazy how time flies so fast? Nay to that! But oh well there’s always reasons to celebrate so let’s say hello March and start it rockin’ with some clover leaf decor perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. And by the way did you know that four clover leaf brings good luck! Just adding some trivia here from Good Luck Symbol:
The four leaf clover is one of the most common good luck symbols of the Western world. The four leaves represent hope, faith, love and luck. This is the most shared belief. Some say the four leaves represent fame, wealth, love and health. All agree that the four leaf clover is one of the most auspicious good luck symbols around. Chances of discovering a four leaf clover are 1:10 000. For that reason alone we see it is lucky indeed.
Well if we can’t find one why not make it! So here’s a DIY on how to make four-leaf clover, you can do it with three-leaf or five? It doesn’t really matter. For me, it feels lucky to see greeneries (though fake) during the winter season with this St. Pady’s cloverleaf suncatcher.
Melted Crayon and Waxed Paper Sun Catcher Clover Leaf
This project is inspired by Martha Stewart’s Crayon and Wax Paper Heart. The first time I saw it in her book, “Martha Stewarts Handmade Holiday Craft”, I know I have to make it.
I used a baking parchment paper at first. But it didn’t turn out good. The crayons peeled away from the paper. It was so frustrating that I almost emailed Martha Stewart about her DIY project as a total failure.
Ooopppsss! My bad!
Because I wasn’t using the right material actually. It clearly says in the instruction that I have to use WAX PAPER. And to my ignorant I used baking parchment paper thinking that it is the same. I found out through comments though that they are different. Since I don’t have a wax paper on hand, I almost scratch this project from my to do list and ready to move on to next.
But I know there is a way and that is just a Google away. Yup! I finally learned that wax paper can be easily made. You can check this DIY wax paper.
Different shades of green crayons (shredded using a sharpener or blade)
Four-leaf Clover or three-leaf pattern in different sizes
Cloth to protect the surface of ironing board.
Parchment paper (bigger than the waxed paper)
UPDATE!!! I finally made a video on how to make it. I did a slight change with my instruction in this blogpost. In the video, I cut the cloverleaf pattern first prior to melting the crayon. But either way, it still works the same.
- Place the cloth on the ironing board. Then place parchment paper then the wax paper on top of it.
- Evenly distribute the shredded crayon on the waxed paper. You can mix the different shades or simply use one shade of green in each waxed paper.
- Cover it with another waxed paper.
- On top of it place another parchment paper.
- Run the hot iron on top of it until the crayons are melted. With the parchment paper, you can easily see if the melted crayon is distributed evenly on the parchment paper.
- Let it cool. Then you can separate carefully the two waxed paper.
- Trace your clover leaf pattern then cut it.
- Put some strings and hang it by the window.
That’s it! A bit messy but it’s fun to make.
This project is so cute as the sun peeks to your window and its light passes through the translucency of the waxed paper.