DIY Waffle Postcard – Tutorial

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

No, that’s not our Saturday morning breakfast, it’s a postcard.  Yep, a postcard!  But not the flat, semi boring, postcards.  This is like a big, 3D, super cool postcard.  And yes, you mail it just like that.

When we made our Slice of Birthday Cake postcard I knew I wanted to make more fun things to send in the mail.  So we did.  We made Beach Bottles and mailed Easter Eggs.   We even made Ice Cream Sandwich Postcards.   There are so many different ways you can send some love via the USPS.  (Look HERE to see what all we’ve done.)  

I wish I could see their faces when they open the mailbox and see a waffle in there.  I guess I’ll have to settle for the look that the person at the Post Office gave me when I asked to mail it.  Oh man, it was priceless!

These take quite a few days to make because everything needs to dry.  It’s so worth it! 

Thank you to SheKnows for this great idea!

What you’ll need:
* Waffle Iron (here)
* White Crayola Model Magic (here)
* Yellow Crayola Model Magic (here)
* Light Yellow Spray Paint
* Light Brown Spray Paint
* Brown Food Coloring
* Clear acrylic paint or gloss glaze (found at most hobby and craft stores or here.)
* Printout of waffle image on card stock (found here)
* Spray glue (here)
* Contact cement or clear silicon glue (here)

Take your white foam and form into a rectangle the size of your waffle maker.  Place in your COLD waffle iron.  (Do not plug it in!)  Flatten until it forms a waffle.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Gently remove and trim off excess.  Repeat.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

To make the butter: Form the yellow foam into a butter shaped stick.  Slice off pieces and smooth out until it looks like a slice of butter.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Place the waffles and butter on a piece of waxed paper and allow to dry/harden for 3 days.  

After the waffle has dried, spray paint with the brown and yellow spray paint.  Paint both sides and paint in short bursts.  Make it look like a cooked waffle.  Allow to drive for about 4-5 hours.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Glue the “butter” to the top of the “waffle”.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Add a few drops of brown food coloring to your bottle of clear acrylic paint or gloss glaze. Mix well and pour over waffle to desired “syrup” effect. Do this to one side only.  Allow it to dry for two days.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Don’t they look so real?!?!?

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

I liked the drip effect (and didn’t want them sticking to the waxed paper) so I put the waffles on top of food cans to dry.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Print out image of waffle on card stock. found here.  It includes four images of waffles, sized 4 x 3-1/2 inches.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Cut out waffle postcard, spray glue on the back side and attach to the finished waffle.

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

Write your message and address on the postcard side.  Add postage and mail!  Mine were $2.80 to mail.  Not bad for a waffle!

DIY Waffle Postcard Tutorial - Fun Things You Can Mail

What do you think?  Do you love them as much as I do?

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. courtney hennagir says:

    What?! Those are awesome!! Definitely going to attempt these.

    • Thanks Courtney! They were so much fun to make and everyone loved getting them in the mail. Let me know how they turn out.

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