There’s nothing like Christmas approaching to bring out our inner creative diva in you. I have created kitsch Christmas scenes that you’ll look forward to welcoming back every Christmas season. I gathered up a variety of novelties, sentimental scraps, cake decorations, broken costume jewellery of yesteryear and brought them all together to make scenes in these brightly painted boxes. To make something really eye catching the knack is to think Alice in Wonderland, play with scale and perception.
You will need
Old match boxes in a variety of sizes
Hot glue gun
Plastic animal toys
Thin polyester wadding
Embossed paper cake decoration
Paint the boxes with 2 coats of acrylic paint, leave to dry
Pour the glitter into a small bowl, paint the animals with a layer of PVA glue, then spoon the glitter over the glued surface, leave to dry
Cut the polyester wadding into a mountain scape silhouette, stick in place at the back of the box using a glue gun.
Stick on stars and sequins, trees and the glittered animals.
Measure round the box and cut the bobble fringe or cake decorating paper to length. Glue in place around the edge using a glue gun. Add Christmas cake messages or costume jewellery to the top edge.
Stick up on the wall using removable Command strips.
Use up old paint match pots for painting the match boxes.
Round up old scraps of ribbon, children’s mini toys!