Christmas art using wrapping paper
I really enjoy the new “Hearth & Hand with Magnolia” product line that came out at Target for Christmas. One of the things I picked up was the house wrapping paper. I didn’t want to “waste” such beautiful paper on just wrapping gifts so I decided to make some Christmas art with some of it! I already had this wood sign on hand so I was good to go.
I painted the sign in an off-white. Since I might want to hang this outside on my porch, I used an outdoor paint.
I carefully cut out some of the houses to decoupage along the bottom of the sign.
The wrapping paper is thick, so to make the decoupage medium work better, I soaked the paper in water to loosen up the fibers.
Since this sign is going outside, I used Dishwasher-safe Decou-Page because it offers some pretty good water resistance, but an outdoor formula would have worked well too. Of course, if your sign is hanging out inside, you can use whatever decoupage formula you want!
I decided to add Santa and his sleigh across the top, using paint and a stencil that I also happened to have on hand, but you can pick up a similar one on Amazon.
For a finishing touch, I added a little red nose to Rudolph (with a dab of paint) and this charming sign was done and ready to hang.