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How to Make a Bunting Stained Glass

by Jean Van't Hul
June 11, 2012
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How to Make a Bunting Stained Glass

I LOVE coming up with creative new ways to expand on or combine our tried-and-true favorite art activities.

Like this stained glass bunting.

We’ve made all kinds of buntings and banners for parties and just-for-fun decorations. And you know how often we do stained glass and suncatcher art activities. So when I thought about combining the two I got a tingle down my spine.

Here’s how we did it.

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How to make a bunting stained glass

This is YET ANOTHER melted crayon project. Yes, we’ve been doing quite a few lately. I can’t apologize. They’re a lot of fun.

This is one you’ve probably done yourself, either as a kid or with your own kids. It involves melting crayon shavings in between layers of wax paper.

MATERIALS

  • Crayons
  • Wax Paper
  • Cheese Grater
  • Iron

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

INSTRUCTIONS

First we grated our crayons on the cheese grater…

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

…and put the shavings into separate compartments of a divided container (this plastic one held ravioli at one time and was rescued from the recycle bin; a muffin tin or small bowls would work just as well).

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

Then Maia arranged crayon shavings on half of a folded over piece of wax paper. She folded the other half over the shavings, brought the “sandwich” to me, and I ironed it between two layers of paper (to keep the wax from getting everywhere).

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

This process was repeated at least a dozen times, with all kinds of color combinations. Maia was very enthusiastic.

(By the way, we’ve done these wax paper and crayon melts before. I’ve posted about them here, here, and here.)

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

Once the wax melts were cool, Maia claimed half for an idea she had (I will post pics soon) and I cut the other half into triangles for the stained glass bunting.

I sewed my triangles together, but if you don’t have a sewing machine you could either use a hot glue gun and ribbon or you could fold a piece of masking tape along the top to create the bunting. Easy peasy.

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

We hung our new bunting in the living room window. It was lovely there.

Stained Glass Bunting Decorations

But I really wanted to try it outside, so I soon moved it to the porch. It’s beautiful even when the sun isn’t hitting it.

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But when the sun shines through the bunting, it’s glorious!

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I love color and light.

Love, love, love.

How to Make a Bunting Stained Glass - Beautiful!

So now you know how to make a bunting stained glass. Pretty cool, eh?

Perhaps you need one of these on your porch or in your window? 🙂

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How to Make a Bunting Stained Glass

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