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Another Christmas season is upon us…
As the seasonal boxes start to make their way up from the basement, I always like to integrate our festive favorites with new finds + homemade creations.
Last week while the kids had a half day of school, we got our craft-on and made these adorable Christmas Tree Ornaments with Mod Podge…
Mod Podge by Plaid has a slew of products for decoupaging, but they just launched a new pearl formula that has an pearlescent sheen and it’s so pretty for creating a ‘mother of pearl’ effect. When creating my handmade paper trees, the pearl Mod Podge gave the prettiest top coat overlay along with adding some some gold + glitter using FolkArt Multi-Surface paint.
> Mod Podge (pearl)
> FolkArt paints
> Cereal box (or thin cardboard)
> Scrap paper – holiday theme
> Needle + Thread
This project was real easy + enjoyable to make. It took about a half hour and I was able to get the kids involved too.
Using the inside of a cereal bar box, I started off this project by free-hand sketching a christmas tree about 3″ tall.
I cut it out and used it as a template for the other trees.
Once all the trees were cut,I I used the template and traced the tree outline of the holiday themes scrapbook paper.
Then it was time to have fun with the Mod Podge…
I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cardboard layer and layed the cut scrapbook paper in place.
Then I applied another thin layer of Mod Podge over the pretty paper.
Once all the trees were dry, it was time to assemble them. To do that, they would need to fit in to each other.
Using scissors, I cut a slit half way down the center of 2 trees – one top down, the other trunk up…
Assembly time… fit them together to make a three-dimensional tree.
This is when I jazzed them up using the FolkArt paints. I added a little gold + glitter…
To hang, I used a needle to thread a thin string through the top of the tree.
The simplest + prettiest handmade ornament for the tree…
or to pin for later…
I wish you a wonderful season of decorating + Happy Holidays!