Transform these plain mdf hearts and circle wreaths with your choice of Christmas (or other) papers: hang on your tree or in a window: hang the heart inside the wreath or use separately to create your own decorations.  Kit includes a set of twine/raffia to hang them with. 

 

Decoupage (the art of transforming an object with paper) is a fun creative activity that gives fantastic results.

 

There's lots of scope for creativity with these flat mdf shapes, which lend themselves well to applying the paper in different ways: use one flat piece so the whole pattern shows; apply torn pieces to create a mosaic effect; or cut out shapes from one pattern to set against another pattern as a background.  You could use one paper for the wreath and a contrasting paper for the heart, or mix them up however you like!  It's also easy to jazz them up with buttons, bows, gems or other embellishments that you may have, with their flat surface to stick things onto. 

 

Why not use your leftover glue and paper to upcycle some more objects - maybe make a jam jar light or sweet jar, or some Christmas pebble decorations?

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

You will receive full instructions with the kit on how to decoupage, as well as tips and creative ideas.  Simply put, decoupage involves tearing paper into small pieces and sticking them one by one onto your object until it is covered in a paper mosaic.  The special glue also acts as a varnish which protects the surface and gives your design a professionally painted look.

 

This kit contains:

  • 2 x mdf hearts (large 13cm, small 8cm)
  • 2 x mdf wreaths (large 24cm, small 16cm)
  • 1 x decoupage glue (100ml)
  • 1 x decoupage brush
  • 2 x decoupage paper collection*
  • 1 x twine set (25m including red raffia, jute string, red/white candystripe twine)
  • 1 x double sided A4 laminated sheet with a guide to decoupage, tips and ideas

 

*Each paper collection consists of either 3 wide sheets (approx 18.8cm x 35cm) or 4 standard sheets (approx 18.8cm x 26cm).  The pack contains plenty of glue and paper and you could use any leftover to complete a mini project or two (eg make a pebble paperweight or a jam jar pen pot).  There are lots of paper collections to pick from: you can see all the choices here.

 

For ages 8+

 

  • encourages creativity
  • develops fine motor skills
  • aids concentration

 

Heart Wreaths

£11.00Price
    • You may with to prime your shape first by coating in white acrylic paint or gesso. Light coloured decoupage paper becomes transluscent when applied so a white undercoat will help the paper retain it's appearance. When applied to unprimed wood or mache, light colours will let the background colour show through.
    • Spread a small patch of glue onto your object, just a little bigger than the piece of paper you are going to stick, as the glue dries very quickly and if you spread a large area it will dry out and be wasted.
    • Apply the glue thinly to avoid soggy paper.
    • When you've finished, remember to check your object carefully all over to fill any gaps and flatten any lifted edges.
    • Try adding buttons, stick on gems or other embellishments to jazz up your finished piece.
    • Use your spare glue and paper to transform another object.
    • Have fun!!!
  • I want you to be happy with what you have purchased.

    I don't accept returns but if you have any problems with any of the kit contents or instructions please let me know asap and I will do what I can to get things sorted for you.

    Please be sure to follow the instructions given and also the TOP TIPS to get the best from your kit.

    Please also look at the kit contents and product images.  Colours may vary and there may be different options to choose from.  If a double-sided laminate is included in your kit, both sides may be shown.  Other images may include design ideas, works in progress, finished projects, alternative colourways and multiple items - none of these are included. :) 

    Thank you.

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