Happy New Year! May your 2014 be your most blessed year so far!
I thought I would start out the New Year by posting a crafting fail. I saw this neat idea on MarthaStewart.com that included punching out hearts from tissue paper and ironing them between waxed paper. I was looking for a nice way to wrap lotion bars for Christmas gifts and I thought this might be a good solution.
I did deviate and decide to use whole pieces instead of punches. I picked my paper. . . ..
I layered a paper towel, my waxed paper, tissue paper, a second sheet of waxed paper and another paper towel on top. I set my iron to low. . .
You all know I'm renowned for my patience (:snicker:) and so I cranked the heat up to medium. Nope. Not working. I went slower. Nothing. I cranked it up some more. Not happening.
By this time I'm a tad torked and I take one layer of waxed paper off because, really, I don't need two. I change out the paper towel for an old pillow case, add water to my iron and blast it with some steam. This works.
I decide I've figured out the trick of it all so I start with sheet number two, thirty minutes after starting sheet number one.
Five minutes into the blasting steam on to the waxed paper I'm realizing it's not working anymore.
I give up. (Cue sad music.)
I remembered I found a can of Scotch Spray Adhesive when I was thinking about cleaning up my crafting hole. It's not the snotty kind of adhesive. It's really light and doesn't do much for a tough stick job but for this. . . it might work! I sprayed a light layer, laid down the non cooperating waxed paper and in less than five seconds had a sheet of pretty waxed paper to put my lotion bars in.
For me the ironing didn't work because:
1. I used whole sheets of tissue paper.
2. I wasn't patient enough.
3. I found spray adhesive and don't have a reason to do the ironing thing anymore.
I'm actually quite stoked that I found this trick. I don't think it would be a good idea to do it with food but for anything non-foody that needs a layer of waxed paper, it would be great!
Happy, Happy New Year.