Decoupage Christmas balls

activities | November 25, 2017 | By

We were really lucky recently to receive a box full of cute collage items for making Xmas decorations from a dear friend.  In it were a few boxes of plain Xmas balls, lots of glue and glitter and a pile of brightly coloured napkins.  A couple of years ago we had decoupaged plain coasters with Xmas serviettes and they were pretty cute, plus have lasted really well, so we thought we would have a go doing it with these balls.  The kids had a fab time in the process!

Decoupage Christmas balls

Decoupage Christmas balls

Decoupage Christmas balls

All you need to do this craft is:

Xmas balls

decoupage glue (I have bought this from Spotlight before)

brightly coloured napkins

paintbrushes

Decoupage Christmas balls

The first step is to separate the layers of the napkins so you just have the top patterned layer.

Decoupage Christmas balls

The next step is to get the serviette into smaller pieces for glueing.  We tried putting on large pieces and it was a big fail!  So we ended up folding the serviette back into four then cutting out circles.  So we cut 4 circles from each sheet of napkin.  These seemed to fit on the balls the best, but you could try strips as well.

Decoupage Christmas balls

Then you need to glue each circle on with the decoupage glue.  This is a bit fiddly but we aren’t exactly about perfection in our house…it’s definitely more about the process!

Decoupage Christmas balls

Once you have put enough serviette on to cover the ball, put another layer of the decoupage glue all over the paper.  Then you need to leave it to dry for a couple of hours.  We did this by placing it upside down over a small glass.  Then we added another 2 layers of paper and glue then left it to dry overnight.  The glitter-lovers in the house also added glitter to theirs.  Easy!!

 

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