By Noreen Doll.
Wax paper can be found at the Dollar store or in the big box stores for a dollar or two.
And it is extremely useful when you are crafting.
I have always used Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper because it seems to be a better quality than any other kind.
Last fall I ironed colorful fall leaves between two sheets of wax paper to help preserve their color and make them more durable.
Doing that served two purposes. It helped dry the leaves quickly to prevent their turning brown and the wax helped keep them from becoming too brittle.
Because I used a lot of good sized pieces of wax paper, I didn’t want to just throw them away. So I rolled them up into a tube and put them away.
Whenever I have a gluing, Mod Podge, or painting craft I pull out one or more of those wax paper sheets and work on them to protect the table or counter I am using.
The wax paper can be gently removed from my project if it happens to stick a little.
But I still don’t throw those sheets away. They can be used over and over for working on.
I can also cut small pieces off a sheet and use it under my clothespins when I am gluing, to keep the clothespin from being glued to my creation.
And I can still use the wax paper outside under my project when I am spraying it with clear acrylic to seal it, or paint to color it.
Notice the well used wax paper in the lower right corner.
Because I use wax paper over and over and don’t throw it away until it’s completely used, I never feel like I’m wasting it.