Any sort of post that involves a big old pile of Liberty print, is my favourite kind of post. I actually did this project last year and it featured elsewhere so I wanted to share it here today.
If you are the kind of person who likes a handmade feel to your Christmas tree, then these baubles are perfect for you and they are quick and easy to do, without too many complicated materials. I made this set for my sister, Juliette, as we have a tradition to give each other a new bauble each year.
You will need:
Wrapping paper, wall paper or fabric
Pencil and scissors
PVA glue, water and paint brush
Using fabric is probably the easiest option as it doesn’t wrinkle as much as paper.
I used some of my Liberty print wrapping paper, which I can never bring myself to wrap presents in.
1. Draw round your wooden cutout – the back and front – onto the wrapping paper. Cut out the shapes, slightly within the lines so the paper doesn’t over-hang the wood cut-out.
2. Mix one part of PVA glue with one part water. Paint this onto one side of the wooden cutout and stick the paper/fabric onto it. Allow to dry and then repeat the process on the other side of the shape.
3. Use the glue and water mixture to paint over the paper/fabric. Whilst it’s wet poke out the hole of the wood cut-out with a pencil (if you are using fabric you will need to cut this out). Allow to dry and then repeat the process on the other side of the shape.
4. Paint on at least three thin layers of varnish on both sides of the wooden cutout allowing to dry in between coats.
All that’s left is to hang them on your tree!
What are you making this Christmas? If you want any more inspiration with how to use Liberty print fabric, then pop over to the Crafting the Seasons Pinterest board to check out the projects that were made during our craft party there last month – more will be added throughout the month.
These are really lovely… what a gorgeous idea!
Thank you so much, Helen! X
These are gorgeous Katy! I keep seeing Liberty print about today – I think I’m going to have to get some as it’s so gorgeous. The only problem is I think I would struggle to pick! x
Oh my gosh, tell me about it! It can take me hours to decide which prints to use! x
Thank you for the lovely mention! x