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Heart-Covered Waxed Paper How-To




  1. Step 1

    Fold a piece of tissue paper in half three times, forming eight layers.

  2. Step 2

    Using a heart-shaped craft punch, cut out hearts.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the surface of an ironing board with paper towels; place a sheet of waxed paper on top. Arrange hearts on waxed paper, and cover with another sheet of waxed paper.

  4. Step 4

    Run an iron, set to medium heat, lightly over the layers to set.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2008



Reviews (15)

  • JACKIE2830 21 Sep, 2011

    How would it work with parchment Daniela14.....nothing to stick to???????

  • ipoole 9 Feb, 2011

    to njcreates--the first step says to fold the tissue paper, not the wax paper.

  • Patricia_in_TO 9 Feb, 2011

    panianna - try with the iron on a hotter setting so the wax melts, also glide slowly and don't use steam.

    njcreates - step 1 is folding the tissue paper (not the wax paper) so you can punch out the hearts.

  • panianna 6 Feb, 2011

    this didn't work for me. the two layers of waxed paper separated and did not fuse together, and the hearts were sliding around.

  • superstellathewoman 21 Jan, 2011

    The first step is just for punching out the hearts. By creating 8 layers, you're creating 8 hearts with one punch.

  • njcreates 20 Jan, 2011

    I am not understanding the point of the first step --- folding the wax paper in half three times to form 8 layers....? The directions then say to put one sheet of wax paper on the papter towels, add hearts, then another sheet ... where are all the layers?

  • mily 13 Jun, 2008

    I made this last night but I cut the tissue paper using a button-shaped craft punch as a Father's Day theme, it worked wonders! People were really amazed =)

  • mily 13 Jun, 2008

    I made this last night but I cut the tissue paper using a button-shaped craft punch as a Father's Day theme, it worked wonders! People were really amazed =)

  • HeideCan 5 Mar, 2008

    This project was so much fun and easy, i took it a step further and cut out some letters and monogrammed the wax-paper. It turned out great.

  • CraftTestDummies 12 Feb, 2008

    This is a super-easy way to make wrapping paper! Another idea: cut motifs from festive napkins, separating them first so that they are only 1-ply. Then you can customize the paper to match the theme of any party!

  • Minnie44 9 Feb, 2008

    I did the hearts the first time; the second time I sprayed some gold paint before I placed the top layer of wax paper.

  • sanstamp 31 Jan, 2008

    This worked great for me! Really a fun idea.
    The picture above should should the Martha S. heart punch, it is a great product.
    All of the punches work great, really like the long lace punches!

  • Daniela14 31 Jan, 2008

    Well, well I guess I was to excited to try it out!!!! I can't even tell... but I used parchment paper instead waxed I am all good, and it works just fine now.....sorry forall the trouble

  • jacsmama 28 Jan, 2008

    Make sure the waxed side of the paper is up, put the tissue hearts on it, then make sure the waxed side of the top sheet is down. They fuse together. It looks great!

  • Daniela14 28 Jan, 2008

    Dear Martha,
    I tried to do the tissue paper....but somehow it doesnt work?? What do I wrong??
    (I bought the tissue paper etc. all from your recommended web sites) Please let me know. Thanks.