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How to Make a Bunting with Melted Crayons

by Jean Van't Hul
May 11, 2022
stained glass bunting

How to make a bunting using melted crayons that results in a stained-glass effect. This bunting is a beautiful addition to any porch or back yard!

Updated May 2022

We’ve made all kinds of buntings, garlands, and banners for parties and just-for-fun decorations all year round. And you know how often we do stained glass and suncatcher art activities.

So, we LOVE the idea of combining the two!

Here’s how we did it.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

How to Make a Bunting with Melted Crayons



  1. Grate your crayons

    First, grate your crayons on the cheese grater and put the shavings into separate compartments of a divided container or a muffin tin. Small bowls would work just as well.

    grating crayons

  2. Create your crayon shaving sandwich

    Arrange your crayon shavings on half of a folded over piece of wax paper.
    Then, fold the other half over the shavings, creating a “sandwich”.

    crayon shavings

  3. Iron your shavings

    Set the wax paper/crayon shaving sandwich on a piece of newsprint or other paper on your ironing board or surface. Place another piece of paper on top.

    Run the iron over the paper/wax paper/crayon shaving sandwich slowly and evenly to melt the crayon. We use low heat, such as the silk setting.

  4. Repeat

    Repeat this process as many times as you’d like, until you have enough melted crayon sheets to make your bunting.

  5. Make your bunting

    Once the wax melts are cool, cut them into triangles for the stained-glass bunting.

    We sewed our 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.

    stained glass bunting

We hung our bunting out on the porch and it’s beautiful even when the sun isn’t hitting it! And we’ve even added some of our melted bead suncatchers out there, too.

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

stained glass bunting close up
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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