Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It may be considered a cliche, however today is the first day of December and I’ve been feeling a little bit Christmas-ee! So my project this week and for the next few weeks are inspired by just that… Christmas.
I stumbled across a lovely pin of a DIY paper strip wreath by Mer Mag and was inspired for this weeks project. However rather than using paper strips I chose to make rolled paper flowers (even though these are very easy, they can be time consuming… something I underestimated).
I used plain coloured and patterned paper to make my flowers (all double sided) and the base was a piece of circular cardboard which came from old packaging. I’d been storing it for a project like this, so I didn’t have to cut it out. I did however paint the surface with a coat of silver acrylic paint. The only other materials I needed were glue (liquid and spray), scissors and gold glitter (surely it’s not Christmas without glitter).
I haven’t finished it with a ribbon tie as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use it as a hanging wreath or Christmas centrepiece.
I really enjoyed the artistic process of creating this piece. I was limited with colours (trying to use what I had) but that was all part of the fun.
To me it looks like a little garden of flowers and the artist in me was imagining a huge garden installation of paper flowers in an open space. How fabulous would that be!
Until next week… happy painting!
Have you been inspired to create something homemade for Christmas?