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Topic: Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) Folding tut added  (Read 36442 times)
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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2008 02:11:24 PM »

Oh my goodness!  I am bookmarking this!  I've always loved making paper snowflakes (though mine always look like a 3 yr old made them Wink  ).  I can't wait to experiment with the wax Cheesy

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« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2008 03:52:04 PM »

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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2008 03:38:07 PM »

WOW!!  I can't believe I'm on the Best of 2007 list!! 

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« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2008 04:03:47 AM »

OMG! I NEED WAX!! AHHH! *runs to michael's*

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Hi, Your stars are beautiful. How do you get the wax on?
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« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2008 11:07:45 AM »

This is such a good idea! Whenever I made snowflakes they got all crumpled and ripped. I love the idea of putting wax on them. Now they won't get ruined.

« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2009 02:28:04 AM »

I would also like to know about dipping them in wax - anyone have any tips? Sounds messy!

(I read about them along with fall table decorations where it suggested leaves should be ironed with wax paper, but dipping sounds interesting. I tried google-ing but just kept coming back to this tutorial!)
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« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2009 07:53:29 AM »

When I did it I just melted some beeswax in an old pot, gently dipped each side, and laid them on a silicone mat (or wax paper) to dry (and sprinkled with a little glitter). It was easy! I worked carefully so it wasn't TOO messy!

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« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2009 06:05:52 PM »

Didn't realize there was action on this post this year!!  Here are the pics for dipping the flakes in wax. 
I actually did something a little different this year and will try to get some NEW pics up of that!
This picture shows how I melted wax in a pan on the stove... you can use old candles or paraffin wax or beeswax would probably work too.  I use skewers to dip the flakes into the wax and then as I take it out of the wax, I let the excess drip off.  Then I lay on wax paper and sprinkle glitter (I like clear) over it before it hardens.

This year I used a electric griddle covered in foil for my heat source.  I found a large, round tart pan (or something) at a thrift store and melted the wax in that.  This was WAY easier and less messy . . . nice to have it out of the kitchen!!!

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