Monday, 28 November 2011

Paper Plate & Wool Christmas Decoration

This project uses very simple sewing to great effect. To prepare, I cut Christmas Tree shapes out of paper plates (I happened to find some gold ones) and punched some holes around the shape. I provided students with wool in festive colours and large plastic sewing needles. Students sewed in and out of the holes - some did it very systematically and some did it quite randomly - both techniques give a good result. After they had finished sewing I encouraged them to stick a few (hundred!) sequins around the plate. A loop of wool for hanging provided the finishing touch. Because the plates are gold foil they were quite hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea!
I had kept the cut-out tree shapes (of course!) and we used these to make some lovely Christmas cards.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty excited about these! I tried to find gold plates here, no luck, but I may spray paint some this weekend. I teach k-6 art at an elem. school, and have a group of functional skills students.

    Great work on this blog, I've searched for ages for a resource like yours. Practical, doable FUN art activities for people with different needs.

    I'm putting you on my blogroll!

    Laurie Dyer