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Window Hearts

February 09,2011
Sweet Pea Chef
Jessica Efird

Jessica, aka the Sweet Pea Chef, is a former U.S. Senate staffer/weekend gourmet turned full-time mom/family gourmet. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two sons.

It has been cold, gray and dreary here...February is seldom anything but in our neck of the woods.  While I find solace in the beauty of snow (really!), and know that spring will be here very soon, here's an easy craft R, G and I created to brighten our kitchen windows.

It's an old-school craft, one that I can handle.  I am not creative with crafts, in fact, I stand in awe of Allison's amazing blog, but this was a simple idea that even I could master.  I recall doing something similar in grade school, and while this isn't edible, it certainly helped bring some light to our kitchen!

First, I shaved some old crayon bits with our kitchen grater:

I cut some pieces of waxed paper into squares and had the boys sprinkle bits of crayon on the waxed paper:

I topped with another piece of waxed paper and covered it with a towel.  I then ironed the towel for 30 seconds on high to melt the crayon pieces:

And then, we cut out heart shapes and placed them in our window:

They make me happy everytime I see them!

Happy Valentine's Day!