Do you make Christmas gifts for your students? Here's an easy (and pretty fun) idea for gifts this year. Or you can have your students make them for gifts (or why make them and fill shoeboxes next year?) at a studio activity day. I included some of mine in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Follow the written directions below and/or watch the video (have you subscribed to my YouTube channel?) to see how to make one (or many)!
wooden curtain rings
glue (I used glitter glue)
decorations (yarn, wire, twine, ribbon, etc.)
glue to attach decorations (such as Weldbond or Alene's)
(Let me know if you'd like a more specific supplies list.)
Paint the curtain ring with green paint. I used 2 coats on each side.
Stamp and emboss your design on tissue paper. Once it's cooled off, cut the designs out.
After the paint has dried, glue the cut out designs onto the wreath. Cover the entire wreath with glitter glue, or whatever you choose to use to seal it (the glitter glue can peel off, so you might want to try something different). You might need to do one side at a time.
Add your decorations however you wish! You can loop a string of some sort through the metal part to make it into an ornament, or just knot a ribbon in it. The slideshow below has some examples.
Are you planning to make some of these? Be sure to show me pictures in the comments or on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Don't forget to use #Fischarper!
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