This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue is "Christmas baubles". I thought it would be good to do a submission and an easy tutorial in one!
So here's a little project to make a pretty bauble for your tree, which is easy enough to do with the kids on a rainy afternoon (you may want to use PVA glue to attach the flowers rather than pins, depending on their ages!)
You'll need -
A Styrofoam ball
A flower punch
Pretty paper - spare Christmas gift wrap is ideal
Paint in a colour to match your paper
Short length of ribbon for hanging
1. Paint your Styrofoam bauble in a colour to co-ordinate with your papers - I've used a rich gold. You don't need to be too fussy with the painting as most of it will be covered. You don't need special paints for this project either - even leftover emulsion would do the job!
4. Using pins, push each flower into the Styrofoam ball, until it's completely covered.
5. Stand back and go "ta-da!" (optional)
You can see all this week's challenge submissions here