Give your Christmas Cards an added personal touch this year by creating them yourself. This quick and easy DIY is perfect for all the family so carry on reading to find out what you need and how to make them.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Rust-Oleum Glitter or Glitter Spray Paint (in your choice of colours)
- Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Brush Paint or Spray Paint (in your choice of colours)
- Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Spray Paint
- Wooden decorations/ornaments (can be found on Amazon)
- PVA Glue
- Paint brushes
- Cardboard or a sheet to cover your surfaces
Make sure your surfaces are well covered before you start - we used cardboard but you can use anything you have to hand including newspaper or a dust sheet. Split your decorations up - you may want to decide before you start which will be painted in Rust-Oleum Glitter and which will be painted in Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Brush Paint.
Open your Rust-Oleum Glitter in the colour(s) of your choice and give it a good stir. Take a paint brush and start painting your decorations. For full coverage you will need several coats. We recommend you leave 3-4 hours between coats.
If you are using the Spray Paint shake the can vigorously for one minute and often during use. Hold the can 30cm away from the decorations and spray. Recoat within 1 hour.
Open your Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Paint in the colours of your choice - we used Purple Gloss and Green Gloss, give it a good stir and begin painting your remaining decorations.
You may need several coats for full coverage. Leave at least 2 hours between coats.
If you are using the Painter's Touch Spray Paint shake the can vigorously for one minute and often during use. Hold the can 30cm away from the decorations and spray. Recoat within 1 hour.
Once your decorations are dry, use the Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Spray Paint to seal, protect and enhance the look of the decorations. Shake vigorously for 1 minute before use and spray 30cm away from the surface.
Once your decorations are dry you can begin placing them on your cards - you may want to work out your designs before hand and use the left over paint to enhance your festive design.
When ready, stick your decorations down using PVA glue and leave to dry.
Don't forget to let us see your designs - you can share them with us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org - you never know, we may just feature yours!