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<ul><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 1/8</p><p>Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas</p><p>1 of 8 in Series: The Essentials of Christmas Crafts for Kids</p><p>If you like the idea of crafting Christmas items from paper, or if you just like to embellish the paper goods</p><p>you already have, then invest in a good paper-crafting stash of items and create any of the following to</p><p>decorate your home for a Christmas gathering:</p><p> Paper garlands:Using die-cut holiday motifs, cutouts, or combinations of individual letters, you</p><p>can create your own holiday garland in just a few minutes time.</p><p>ine up the cutouts side by side on a flat surface. !ape or connect them together with string and then</p><p>hang them around doorways, on the front of buffet stations, across front porches, and so on.</p><p>Cut out beautiful paper snowflakes and string them together for a one-of-a-kind garland. Use your</p><p>own imagination, as well as current offerings at your local craft store, to piece your garland together.</p><p>Paper ribbons: !ape paper ribbons to the edges of open shelves, around cake plates, or to gift wrap.</p><p>!he easiest way to make paper ribbons is to cut "-to-#-inch-wide strips of paper with a paper cutter</p><p>and then follow these instructions: $"% !rim one edge of the paper strips with decorative-edged</p><p>scissors. $#% Use a hole punch or craft punch to cut out designs every few inches. $&amp;% 'dhere double-</p><p>sided tape to the back top edge of your paper ribbon, and join the edges of the lengths of ribbon</p><p>together as needed.</p><p> Place cards:(lace cards on your holiday table can be anything but boring. )ou can make your own</p><p>place cards out of inde* cards or specialty paper. +ake them so that they tent fold, or insert flat place</p><p>cards into place card holders.</p><p> Notecards greeting cards and in!itations:If you want to make your own stationery items, decidehow detailed you want to get. o you want to cut and score your cards yourself, or do you want to</p><p>just embellish premade blanks</p><p> "ift tags:)ou can make gift tags from scraps of your best paper, hang tags from an office supply</p><p>store, or use metal foil cutouts</p><p>!o create holiday motifs, trace the outline of a cookie cutter onto paper and then cut out the design</p><p>and embellish it as desired. (unch a hole at the top of your design and string yarn or ribbon through</p><p>it.</p><p> Pinpric#ing paper:(inpricking paper is a techni/ue that 0ictorians used to punch decorativedesigns into paper. 1y using a simple pattern and a pushpin, you can create pretty, impromptu paper</p><p>chandelier shades that fit over your regular ones for the holidays.</p><p>(inpricking paper is /uick and easy, and it looks best when wrapped around a light source. !ry</p><p>applying pinpricked paper to luminarias, glass votives, flameless candles, and window shades.</p><p>$o% to &amp;a#e a Pop'(p Christmas Tree Card</p><p>By Rob Ivesfrom Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies</p><p>) of 8 in Series: The Essentials of Christmas Crafts for Kids</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 2/8</p><p>+aking your own Christmas cards is a great way to save money. !his simplepop-up card is a great craft</p><p>project for older children. Using a single sheet of card and no glue at all, you can make simple but a great</p><p>looking Christmas card.</p><p>)ou do need to use a sharp craft knife, so make sure you supervise small children or do the cutting for them.</p><p>1</p><p>Gather your materials.</p><p>)ou need " sheet of thin white card2 pencil and eraser2 ruler2 scissors2 sharp craft knife2 cutting mat.</p><p>Enlarge</p><p>2</p><p>Using a pencil and ruler, mark out the card.</p><p>raw the curves freehand, trying to get them centered over the center crease.</p><p>3</p><p>Score along the dotted and dashed lines with the point of a pair of</p><p>scissors.</p><p>3lder children should have no problem with this step, but younger kids may need some help.</p><p>4</p><p>Cut all the internal cut lines with a sharp craft knife.</p><p>!o make a cut with a sharp craft knife, place the piece of paper in the middle of a cutting mat and carefully</p><p>cut out the shape. If you are supper accurate, the spare pieces will drop out as you pickupthe card.</p><p>Enlarge</p><p>5</p>;_pc;_pop;w=522;w=500;w=500;w=522;_pc;_pop;w=522;w=500</li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 3/8</p><p>Fold the card in half and push the inner pieces toward the center as</p><p>you do so.</p><p>4ith the pop-up card folded closed, run a fingernail over the crease lines to make sure they5re crisp and</p><p>sharp.</p><p>6or a more finished look, you can glue the single-sheet surprise to another piece of card 7 being careful not</p><p>to glue down the tree 7 to give it a backing. 6old a full sheet of card in half and use a glue stick to put thepop-up inside.</p><p>$o% to &amp;a#e a *'D D+coupage Christmas Card</p><p>1y 8ob Ivesfrom (aper 9ngineering and (op-ups 6or ummies</p><p>* of 8 in Series: The Essentials of Christmas Crafts for Kids</p><p>ave money this Christmas by making your own d;coupage Christmas cards with a &amp;- effect. !hese</p><p>d;coupage holiday cards are fun to make and easy for children to do. (eople enjoy getting homemade cardsbecause they reflect the love and care you put into making them.</p><p>!o achieve the &amp;- effect, you use multiple copies of the same image. Use these copies to make layers in the</p><p>picture and give the impression of depth. )ou can buy actual decoupage kits from your local card shop, but</p><p>making pictures from your own source materials is more fun. ook for ine*pensive greeting cards,</p><p>postcards, or multiple copies of your own photographs.</p><p>!his project uses sticky foam pads, which you can get from your stationery shop, usually near the sticky</p><p>tape. !hey come in packs with a do</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 4/8</p><p> " sheet of double-sided sticky foam pads</p><p>". et aside one card for your base2 use the others for the cut-outs.</p><p>#. (lan your card5s design.</p><p>!he design depends on the card you5re using. 6ind one that has three or four subjects on the card 7</p><p>for e*ample, a couple of carolers and a Christmas tree. ecide which parts of the card that you want</p><p>to look &gt;raised.&gt;</p><p>&amp;. Cut out the pieces for the different layers.</p><p>Use scissors where you can. 6or complicated pieces bits or holes, use your sharp craft knife. )ou end</p><p>up with a collection of bits.</p><p>!he lower-left image is the base2 the lower-right is the second layer. !he cut-out arm and book form</p><p>the third layer.</p><p>". tick the first layer of your picture into place.</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 5/8</p><p>Use the double-sided sticky pads to put the pictures into place. tick the pads to the back of the new</p><p>layer. (eel off the backing of the sticky pad and carefully apply the layer to the base card, making</p><p>sure that it5s lined up accurately.</p><p>)ou can also separate the layers by using blobs of thick, silicone-based glue. +ake sure you don5t</p><p>s/uash the glue when you build up the layers. )ou need to leave the glue to dry overnight.</p><p>#. Complete the card by adding the e*tra layer parts.</p><p>Use the sticky pads to fi* the remaining parts into place. +ake sure they5re lined up accurately.</p><p>6or smaller parts, you may need to cut the sticky pads into smaller pieces so that they don5t stick out</p><p>of the sides.</p><p>)ou can use this techni/ue to make all kinds of pictures on all sorts of scales. !ry making &amp;- decoupage</p><p>from your own photographs or from prints of classical paintings. !he layered effect and the shadows that the</p><p>layers cast have a wonderful effect. )our pictures look really three-dimensional.</p><p>$o% to &amp;a#e a &amp;ultila,ered Pop'(p Christmas</p><p>Card</p><p>1y 8ob Ivesfrom (aper 9ngineering and (op-ups 6or ummies</p><p>- of 8 in Series: The Essentials of Christmas Crafts for Kids</p><p>?omemadepop-up Christmas cards don5t have to look like amateur work. )ou can create a beautiful,</p><p>multilayered pop-up Christmas card by using maga</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 6/8</p><p>3f course, you don5t have to use photographs from maga</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 7/8</p><p>F. (lace your hill, building, and person where you want them to be in the final project.</p><p>B. Using white school glue, glue down the picture tabs.</p><p>ine up each picture tab with the crease of the greeting card or with the layer before it. 1e sure to</p><p>spacethe maga</p></li><li><p>8/14/2019 Fun Paper Crafts and Decorations for Christmas.doc</p><p> 8/8</p><p>Jow you5re well e/uipped to do some e*perimenting on your own. )ou can have all sorts of fun with</p><p>multilayered pop-up cards. on5t forget that you5re not limited to one item per layer.</p></li></ul>


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