Uses for Wax Paper

Wax paper can be found in most household kitchens. It's very useful for use in food preparation and storage. However, it can also be helpful with crafts and other things around the house. This is a guide about uses for wax paper.
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December 3, 2009 Flag

There have been times where I really wanted or needed a wider piece of wax paper than the standard size and the markets just don't sell anything other than standard. I started thinking about when I was a kid and we made Autumn leaf place mats, where the leaves are placed between two pieces of wax paper and ironed together. Voila, you can easily make wider paper with the same concept. ;-)

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I agree with "caraing" I totally had forgotten about making fall leave placemats as a child for a school project - thank you for the warm and wonderful memories of my childhood back in the 50 & 60's flowing back into my memory; perhaps now I can share those memories with my grandchildren when they come over to do crafts and a visit with their mother.

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December 3, 2010 Flag

Before you begin to iron, run the iron over a sheet of waxed paper. It will help the iron glide more easily. Also, always keep the plate of the iron clean.

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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December 10, 2009 Flag

If you are a card maker, you can save money on envelopes. You will need an envelope template or just cut it out free-handed. Grab a roll of wax paper and make your own envelopes.

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February 22, 2011 Flag

Lubricate craft punches before using them by punching wax paper first.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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October 24, 2011 Flag

I have many uses for wax paper. I use it as a spoon rest because I can just throw it away when I'm done cooking. I use wax paper to divide a new batch of cookies so that they don't stick together in the container.

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October 24, 2011 Flag

With just a few sheets of waxed paper, one can give a personal touch to presents and make them look quite exceptional, without spending much money on gift wrap.

Gift wrapped in decorated wax paper.

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July 12, 2005 Flag

Use wax paper to line your kitchen shelves instead of buying expensive shelf liner paper. It's easy and cheap!

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September 29, 2011 Flag

I use wax paper for sandwiches and any non liquid food for my grandchildren. I tear it into the right size, use and throw away. It also is good for putting under little paint or glue projects for little hands.

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March 3, 2008 Flag

When you use the microwave a lot, use wax paper to put on top of the food in your microwave, it helps with the splatter and mess. You can also use it when you want to roll out your dough and make sandwiches too.

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November 8, 2007 Flag

To keep your sink faucets shiny, rub them with a piece of wax paper after cleaning them. This will keep them shiny for about a week.

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October 31, 2006 Flag

Wipe your curtain rod with a piece of wax paper. Your hangers will slide more easily.

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April 28, 2008 Flag

To remove surface fats from soup and other liquids, I float pieces of wax paper on top and lift out. The fats adhere to the paper. Repeat until all fat is removed. You can do this when hot but it is best done when warm or at room temperature.

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September 25, 2007 Flag

I have a question for our cake decorators. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics, ETC and looked at what they charged for a roll of parchment paper. OUCH! Can I use waxed paper instead of paying the big price for parchment paper? Thank you for your answers!

Marjorie from Sanborn, NY

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September 29, 20070 found this helpful

You can use wax paper to line cake pans. Just lay the waxed paper out and set the cake pan on top of it, mark around the pan and cut the paper out. Then put it inside the pan, grease the waxed paper and sides of pan. When cake is done, just remove from pan and peel back the waxed paper and toss.

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October 4, 20070 found this helpful

You can get a free sample of Reynold's parchment paper here. Dont know how big it is but may tide you over until you can find some.

http://www.alco … hment_sample.asp

Reynolds is the brand most grocery stores here sell for parchment and it appears to be less expensive than Wilton's. Most grocery stores nowadays will put in an order for something at their store that you aren't finding.

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June 25, 2009 Flag

When trying to keep the Western sun window cooler in the summer, how does one use the wax paper method? The shiny-side in?

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June 25, 20090 found this helpful

Use bubble wrap instead, even recycled/leftover bubble wrap. Check out this web page for a great way to use bubble wrap to insulate windows. All you do is wet the window pane (inside room) with plain water, stick the 'cut to fit size' bubble wrap on the glass, and leave it. It says you can even use second hand bubble wrap from furniture, shipping, etc. I haven't had the chance to do this yet, but I'm going to make time very soon. I hope you can get to this website!

http://www.buil … n/bubblewrap.htm

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June 25, 20090 found this helpful

Shiny side? Aren't you talking about foil? At least that is what I have always used and waxed paper doesn't have a shiny side. However, I love learning new things so let the learning begin!

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October 31, 2013 Flag

Can patty paper be used to sharpen punches, make paper dies release easier, and "lubricate" score boards? The box seems much more convenient than ripping off waxed paper, but I want to make sure it works before I buy them.

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February 22, 2011 Flag

When your paper punches don't seem to spring back as quick as when new, use wax paper to punch designs and lubricate the paper punch.

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June 25, 2009 Flag

At any Lowe's or hardware store, you can purchase tinted window film to help prevent sun from entering into your house and running the air conditioner constantly OR you can do as we have and save money.

Tape cut sheets of waxed paper that you have custom cut to fit all of your different sized windows. You will find that waxed paper blocks the sun's heat from coming into the room BUT plenty of light is still coming through from the sun itself. A roll of waxed paper is more "cost wise" in my book than having to purchase window tinting film that is hard to install if not impossible to work with.

We live in a Mobile Home that sits in full sun all day, I crack or open the windows on the side of the house that doesn't get much sun and turn the heat pumps fan only on. This way air is pulled in from the outside and circulates the air with in the house keeping us cool. Moving air keeps you cooler than stagnant non- circulating air does AND this works even if there is no wind at all outside! It does not cost a lot to run the fan only on your unit, perhaps only pennies a day.

Source: My being extremely frugal and a self taught tightwad created this for us.

By Paula Jo from Mebane, NC

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Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

Doesn't the wax melt and stick to the windows? (06/02/2008)

By ginok

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

I am going to give that idea a try, even those solar panels that you can get from Carol Wright gifts, you do get a cooler room but you can't see much outside, and it does make the house pretty dark. So I am going to try this waxed paper thing, as long as, as the lady says, the wax doesn't melt onto my window. (06/02/2008)

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

Another good cool-shade producer is those emergency blankets that look like foil. They reflect the sun and keep the inside of your house cool (though they don't let in light). I use these with suction cups with clips and clip them on the east window at night so when the sun comes up my daughter's room doesn't get too hot. In the afternoon I move it to my west window. (06/02/2008)

By Cantate

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

I too am in NC, mobile home and full sun. I tinted all the windows in my home in FL. I'm trying the wax paper tomorrow. Also that "Fan Only", thanks ever so much for sharing. (06/02/2008)

By keeper60

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

I love that tip and I'm going to try it. Thanks. (06/03/2008)

By Ziggee

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

We use aluminum foil. Place the shiny side out and put a piece or two of scotch tape on it. The sun will hit the shiny side and reflect it back and keep it cool and (a little) darker inside. (06/03/2008)

By imaqt1962

Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs

Won't the wax melt onto the window if it is really hot outside? (06/09/2008)

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