We love using plain old aluminum foil for art. It’s not fancy, we almost always have plenty of it, yet it always looks so spectacular. And since Christmas is the time for a little something ‘spectacular’ we modified our drawing on foil idea to make easy tin foil Christmas Decorations.
What You’ll Need…
Scraps of cardboard
Tape or glue
String or wire ornament hooks
Cookie Cutters (optional)
Something to cover your work surface.
What To Do…
The first thing to do is cover the surface you are working on so any stray markers don’t leave a permanent impression on your brand new kitchen bench (ask me how I know this is important!).
Then trace or draw simple shapes on to the pieces of cardboard. We used Christmas cookie cutters to trace the shapes at first, but you could also just draw shapes onto the cardboard which is what we did in the end.
Cut out the shapes carefully and wrap them in pieces of foil. Try to keep one side of the shape nice and smooth for drawing on. You may need a dob of glue or some tape to keep the foil in place on the back of your decoration. We discovered that simple, rounded or square shapes worked best, as the more detailed shapes, such as stars were harder to wrap in the foil.
Using the permanent markers draw and colour on your shapes.
When the shapes are full of colour turn them over and tape or glue a string or wire ornament hook on the back.
Then you can hang them on the tree! Simple, easy, Christmassy fun!
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