Home made Christmas cards

Beaux- quet ( craft project)

Today we arrived up in the beautiful blue mountains to stay with friends.
Before long , the kids and I were all doing craft and the guys were playing guitar.

We had so much fun. Using gold leaf and wrapping papers etc to make Christmas crafts.

A simple triangle shape cut out of Christmas wrapping paper to make a Christmas tree is the basic template to use.

We stamped star shapes with gold leaf size ( the glue ).
The best size ( glue) to use is the brand called ” express -it”.

Paste the glue on to where you want the gold leaf to stick. We stamped wooden stars down with the size / glue on it to make a star print.
Wait for it to dry clear.

Rub flakes or sheets of gold leaf over the star shapes.

We painted a border on the black cardboard with the size. And then rubbed the excess gold leaf flakes on the border.

Next we cut more triangles out of Christmas paper. I used spray glue to stick them down.

Another idea is to write on the card with gold pen “Merry Christmas”.

I photocopied my favourite lounge cushion black and white. (above you can see the black and white photocopy made into the tree on the right).

Picture of my cushion. ( above).
Christmas sale of these cushions and others like it for $4 each coming up in Sydney in the next few weeks. Will post date and address on my blog as soon as I hear.

Next card we made along this same theme was made by cutting triangle shape out of paper napkins.

Firstly- stick background colored paper first.

Then I photocopied a black and white frame and stuck this over the top.

Next the napkin triangles and row of gift paper at the bottom.

Stems of trees is just black paper or ribbon. I used silver ribbon for tree trunks on other card.

Use spray glue or craft glue. Spray glue is easier but it’s not as child friendly for younger kids.

Really fun and easy cards….

Here is another card idea ( above). Using an ice cream stick and paper doily.

Christmas paper is a great way to make not only cards , but crackers , name tags and even table runners down the centre of the table.
See my previous blog on this idea

Even covering the Christmas candles ( below) with the Christmas paper looks great to make a matching festive table lay out.

Ok – so back to my little mini break in the blue mountains with my crafty friend who put me onto this whole blog idea in the first place. ( thanks bec)
See her arts and craft blog:


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