2021 Relaxing DIY Christmas Decorations

Hello everyone ! Welcome back ! This year I decided for my traditionnal DIYs to go back to classic and relaxing ones, the kind we would do as kids, with paper. As I’ve got a job a few weeks ago, I got less time for myself and got very exhausted. That’s why I chose to go for simple DIYs, including not so much materials, DIYs that wouldn’t require much work. So I spend the last few evenings, sat at the table, with my scissors, craft knife and papers, like a grandma with her knitwork by the fire.

I went with 2 crafts, paper stars and a paper stained-glass artwork. spoilers ahead, this one took much longer than expected, some troubles along the way, but it was definitevely worth it as the final result is so pretty.

1# Paper Stars

I didn’t particularly follow any tutorials, I just went with the flow, or should I say, cut with the flow. I folded squares of paper 3 or 4 times and then made some cuts. Here are the different designs I came up with.

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These could be hung into a garland or sticked to windows, both would be very pretty I think. Personnaly I didn’t have time yet to figure out where they’ll go in my house.

2# Paper Stained-glass Artwork

The first advice I can give you is not to print your picture on usual paper, like I did, but rather on thicker paper. Believe me it would easy the task later. With my scissors and craft knife, I cut the parts I wanted to colorize. Using the “holes” I made as templates, I cut out from the colored papers the corresponding parts, but slightly bigger than the holes, so that it would fit under the black edges. As you can see, I went for a very traditionnal drawing (I just looked on Google Pictures), aka Virgin Mary, holding the Child. I went with light blue for the coat, a stained navy blue for the veil, brown for the hair, green for the back, stained yellow for the auras and beige for the skins. Actually I kinda cheated, I took a large piece of green paper for the back, two little pieces separately and the beige paper is actually the whole surface behind Mary and the Child. I kept the whites, glued on the beige the colored parts and then added the black edges on top. With a black permanent marker I redrew the edges and the face details. Then I glued the whole thing on the green piece of paper, giving the illusion that the little green parts are one with the bigger one, which is not the case.

Taddaa !

That’s all for today’s post, I hope you liked it. Thank you for passing by and reading my blog, I really appreciate.

I’ll talk to you soon in a next post,

Until then take care of yourself ❤

Ady ❤


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