During this time of year, I thought this might be a nice way to use up/recycle scraps of wrapping paper and holiday cards. This is a variation on the ribbon canvas I made a few months ago.
For this craft, I just used the following:
- small canvas
- wrapping paper
- Christmas cards
|I used packing tape because it's stronger than regular tape|
(and I happen to be using it to mail something)!
Cut strips of wrapping paper (whatever width you want). I folded the strips length-wise to create a clean edge. Tape each end of the wrapping paper strip securely to the back of the canvas, as shown below.
|I like the idea of taping the strips down because if you want to reuse the canvas, it's easy to remove.|
If you want to make this more permanent, staple the strips down.
Once you've taped the strips of wrapping paper down, you're almost done!
|Play around on how you would like to lay out the strips. |
You can spread them out so you have some space between them or have them overlap as shown.
|Next, just get some Christmas cards and cut out some of the pictures to use on your canvas.|
Play around with laying out the different cut outs. I like having them poke out of the strips.
Just tape or glue the cut outs to the canvas and you're done!