Stylist Fi Campos at Little Folks Furniture has been getting her festive styling game on! If you’re after a homemade crafty accessory to brighten up their bedroom door, then read on!
by Fiona Campos, Stylist at Little Folks Furniture.
I love everything handmade at Christmas time, and particularly decorative accessories that involve a bit of paper and paint!
I whipped up this card wreath a few evenings ago. It was so easy (and fun) to create, and would look just fab with other shapes too, such as stars, snowmen or even Father Christmas himself!
In case you fancy a quick crafting project with your kids, here’s what you need to do to make your own wreath.
Step 1. Grab some old paint tester pots in your chosen colours, and paint a large piece of white card. I chose to go for a dry brush effect, mainly because I wanted the wreath to have texture and layering.
Step 2. Whilst the paint is drying, make a ring with another (thicker) piece of card and paint it in the same colours. Leave it to dry. The ring needs to be the size that you want your wreath to be, and I’d recommend making it no more than an inch wide.
Step 3. From the first piece of card, cut out whatever Christmas shapes you like! I went for a combination of foliage and berries, choosing three different leaf shapes for variety and layering. I drew the shapes straight onto the painted card, and then carefully cut them out.
Step 4. Layer the shapes up around the ring of card, and bend, score or curl the card to create texture and a slight 3D effect. If you are using scissors or blades then please be careful of little ones. Have a pair of child safe scissors handy for little ones to use and make sure sharp tools are well out of their reach.
Step 5. There’ll be a lot of rearranging of shapes to create the perfect wreath design, but once you have the desired layout, stick it all together with double sided tape or glue stick. Et voila! Your bespoke, home-made Christmas wreath – just perfect for sprucing up interior walls and doors.