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Ironed Collage

This ironed collage project re-creates a stained glass effect, and it looks especially pretty when you hang it in a window.

What You'll Need:

  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Doilies
  • Glitter
  • Tinsel
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Aluminum foil
  • A clean, old towel
  • Needle and thread


Step 1: Arrange colored tissue paper, doilies, glitter, tinsel, and any other thin, flat items in a design or pattern inside a plastic sandwich bag.

Step 2: Overlap different colors of tissue paper to create new color combinations, sprinkle glitter to add sparkle, and create flowers with doilies. Seal the bag shut.

Step 3: Place the bag between two pieces of aluminum foil. Cover with an old towel. With an adult's help, iron the "sandwiched" bag for about 15 seconds. The bag will melt and hold your collage in place.

Step 4: After the collage has cooled, poke a hole in the top center of the bag with a needle. String it with thread to hang it in a window.

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