Let’s make some Kirstie Allsopp inspired glitter baubles. Don’t forget you can try other shapes such as stars. It might also be a good idea to hang them on other things other than the Christmas tree.
Pearl Head Pins
Ribbon or String
Use an old cloth or some newspaper to protect your working surface (it could get messy )
Use the paintbrush to coat part of the Styrofoam ball in glue, then sprinkle the glitter lightly over it. Leave it to dry for approx 2 hours and repeat the same process to cover the entire ball. You could use different colour glitter the second time around.
To allow you to hang it up, cut a length of ribbon and tie the ends together to make a loop. Then use a pin to attach it to the sphere.
Hang it up and showcase your masterpiece to your family!
I put together a quick tutorial that all the family can enjoy. We all know how difficult it is to cook a turkey so if all else fails: At least you will have this one
Styrofoam Balls (any size will do)
Coloured Feathers (optional)
Foam Sheets or Hard Paper
Use a dark pencil to draw a large “8″ shape out on some of the foam sheets, give them a big belly and small head for fun.
Then hot glue some googly eyes, a triangular nose and a red gobble to each of the cut outs. Use free hand cutting for the gobbles, it makes each one more unique and then cut the end of them straight so you can put it flush with the beak.
Before you attach the cut outs to the Styrofoam balls, it’s a good idea to cut straight across each of the balls so they won’t roll around!
Cut the pipe cleaners into small sections and let the kids poke the pieces into the spheres. You can get them to colour some popsicles and stick them to the spheres too. It’s a great opportunity to teach children about colours and crafts
Add your own touches such as coloured feathers or embellishments.
Make an artificial flower wreath as a decoration for home
Craft Instructions :
1. Cut out a the middle of the paper plate. The outside will be used as the wreath, you can paint this green.Be careful using a scissors and ask an adult if help is needed.
2. 12 cups from an egg carton is needed for the wreath. Cut the carton in a flower shape like in the image above. Paint each petal using any colour and leave them aside to dry.
3. Place one flower on top of another and glue them together. Now there is a plenty of petals on the flower. You can stick a pom pom in the middle as the flower centre.
4. After your green wreath has dried, arrange the flowers around the wreath and glue them on. You can have the flowers close together or spread far apart, whichever way you prefer.
5. You could also cut out some leaves from green card and stick them onto the wreath. Maybe stick on some sequins or sprinkle some glitter, make your wreath unique! It is now ready to hang up on the wall.
1. Hold the end of the string and stretch the string so that it is the length of your arm. This will be the length of your bracelet so using a scissors cut the string here.
2. Put the two cut ends of the yarn together then tie a knot in the looped end. Tape the looped end to the table to keep it still while you work.
3. Before adding any beads, put a little bit of white craft glue on the ends of the yarn and twist it in your fingers. Let the glue dry for a couple of minutes. This will make it easier to thread the beads on.
4.With the yarn in front of you, separate the two strands, one on the left, and
the other on the right. Thread two beads onto the left strand.
5.Thread the right strand through those same beads. Now you should have two beads with a yarn strand coming out both sides. Pull both ends of the yarn, raising the beads up to the knot.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have about half the length you want. Then to finish it off tie the two ends together to hold the beads in place!