Having used lots of different materials during our recent crafting frenzy we now have some favourite, 'go to' items which can really turn a simple idea into something lovely.
First up is of course glitter - if you can't go a little glitter crazy at Christmas when can you eh? We've used it simply glued onto glasses and tea light holders and also to glitz up wooden spoons and wooden shapes which we've made into festive decorations.
Next is the humble paper doily, the gift that keeps on giving - you think you've picked up one and it ends up being about 10! We've used these to create a very pretty look on our painted wooden coasters and picture frames, used them to make art and also to give a couple of up-cycled stools a pretty, shabby chic vibe.
Last but definitely not least is hessian or burlap as they say in the U S of A - this wonder product is oh so versatile, not to mention economical, and can be used as a background for art in frames with or without glass or on canvases. Our next project is going to be some rustic looking Christmas bunting - pass the scissors!
Below is some really simple art we created using hessian and a black marker stuck onto a painted black canvas.