If you are looking for a quick Christmas Project, these Stencil Print Christmas Wreaths are a great idea.
Create these decorations from recycled book paper. Start out by stencilling the leaf pattern onto 2 paper circles for each ornament. Bookprint is great, because of the storybook feel it gives, and the gentle rhythm of the print is soothing. Because you use a double layer, the wreath looks good from both sides. Furthermore, the double layer gives extra strength.
I printed the red bows in one large batch. As a result, the impact of seeing them all together brought me huge joy!
This is How I did the Printing
Beyond Stencil Print
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Note – Every year Freshly Found supplies Overdale Chritmas Tree Farm with handcrafted decorations similar to these
Making Hints –
Stencil Print Christmas Wreaths
- Print out The Pattern Sheet.
- Cut the Stencils out. Use clear firm plastic (available form stationery stores) or an old xray.
- Place the pattern underneath the plastic sheet. Secure in position with masking tape. Use a blade knife to cut out.
- Cut out the bookprint paper circles for the wreath. You will need 2 per ornament. Stencil with black paint and a sponge roller.
- I used a piece of glass with a paper guide underneath to help position the print correctly.
- Allow to dry. Glue 2 layers together, with the print on the outside. The double layer adds strength to the construction.
- Print the bows onto sheets of bookprint paper. Use the edge of the print as a cutting guide, once the paint has dried.
- Glue the bows onto the wreath. Punch a small hole and thread a length of cotton through the paper wreath for hanging.