Make: bright wooden Christmas decorations
Just in time for Christmas, these bright decorations are easy to make and great for kids.
You will need:
- Wooden plywood disks (from Hobby Craft or similar)
- Acrylic paint in bright colours
- Plain white paper
- PVA glue
First paint your wooden disks. I chose to paint three disks in the primary colours.
Whilst they are drying make your snowflakes. I found this quick tutorial on how to make a six pointed snowflake – rather than the standard 8 pointed ones I have made in the past – these look much more natural – but make what ever shape you feel most comfortable with.
To make a simple 8 pointed snowflake fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally making a triangle. Fold this triangle in half diagonally two more times. You should be left with a small triangle which you can cut in to from each side, make sure the areas you cut out do not meet!
The square of paper should be no bigger than the wooden disc you are using so that the snowflake won’t stick out over the sides.
Try and cut some different shapes into the snowflake rather than just simple triangles so you make an interesting pattern – have a bit of fun with it!
Once you have finished cutting, unfold the paper and take a look at your amazing snowflake! Now it’s time to get gluing – your painted wooden disks should be dry by now, so smother them in PVA glue and lay your snowflake in the middle, glue over the top of the snowflake too.
Once dry your decorations are ready to hang! The discs I bought had a little plastic hook on the back so I attached string to that. If you don’t have a hook, try gluing or stapling string or ribbon to the back.