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"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris, Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Paper Mache Christmas Ornament






Okay so this year I am planning on doing an earthy natural looking tree with lots of textures and different shades of earth tones. So I made this paper mache Christmas ornament. VERY EASY and cheap. It would be a great craft to do with kids. 


All you Need:
Glue $1.00 (Dollarama)
Book $2.00 (Dollarama)
Christmas Ball Ornaments $1.50 (Dollarama)
Scissors
Newspaper
Water
Bowl


So this book was about golf i think.... Anyways I knew it would be great for this project. You could also use a old book that you don't particularly like. So cut out the pages and then cut the words in strips. I used in the beginning one line of writing per strip but that was taking WAY to0 long. So then I did two lines of words per strip and it seemed to work out great. 


 Then just mix you glue with the water in a bowl. I just guessed on how much glue and water I needed. It worked out. I probably used 1cup of water and 1/2c of glue.


 Then just start dipping your strips of paper into the glue mixture and place on your ball ornament. Let dry overnight and there you have it. Very fun, cheap , and an unique way to update a Christmas Ornament.


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