arts and crafts

From Paper to Pillow: Crafting Your Own Holiday Decor with OOLY

Puffy paper holiday sock on Christmas tree with ornaments and other plants
Blog by: ArtReach SD The holidays are not just about getting together but also about diving into DIY holiday crafts that light up the festive spirit. This DIY holiday "pillow" is the perfect holiday craft for kids and adults alike, requiring zero sewing. Whether you're looking for easy holiday crafts or intricate holiday coloring sheets, this activity offers incredible versatility. The secret? The Color Layer Markers, a new innovation by OOLY, that makes holiday crafting a breeze! Time Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate OOLY Products Needed: Other Items Needed:
  • Stapler (adult supervision required)
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Pencil
Directions:
Step 1: Grab your supplies! Kicking off your DIY holiday project, start with OOLY’s Chunkies Paper Sketchbook Pad. Whether you're inspired by holiday coloring pages or simple holiday drawings, choose an idea (example: stocking, snowflake, tree, snowman, penguin) and sketch this shape onto your pad of paper. As you're diving into this holiday craft, gather the rest of your supplies and get ready to craft.
Step 2: Once you have your shape drawn, cut it out. Then, use this shape to trace a second shape on another piece of paper. Cut this one out as well. These two identical shapes are what you will color.
Step 3: Tap into the magic of holiday coloring with OOLY’s new Color Layers Markers. Start with base colors inspired by popular holiday colors and holiday color palettes - or not! - to craft an initial design. After coloring both pieces, it's time to layer on even more festive flair! These markers bring the joy of holiday crafting to life, changing the color in such a quick, vibrant way!
Step 4: Once you’re done coloring, use OOLY’s The Ink Works Markers to outline your design. This helps the colors pop against each other.
Step 5: Match up the shapes with your design on the outside and staple the edges together. Staple about one-half inch apart until you have just an opening at the top.
Step 6: Take your scraps of paper from step 2 (or any recycled mail) and tear or crumple it up. Stuff this in between your shapes until it begins to fill out.
Step 7: Once your DIY holiday “pillow” has taken shape, staple up the remaining edges. And just like that, you’ve got your own “pillow” holiday decoration! This project is fun, simple, and sure to put you in the holiday spirit. These DIY holiday “pillows” make fun festive focal points. Decorate your mantle, tablescapes, or other living spaces with them as standout holiday decorations, or turn them into cherished ornaments with a simple hole punch in the corner. Whether you opt for a straightforward design or intricate details tailored for the seasoned crafter, this project promises a masterpiece every time. We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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