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This year for Christmas Craft Camp, we decorated tiny trees and painted watercolor wreaths!

Mini Tree Decorating.

I recycled an activity from last year because I hadn’t yet shared it with my fam: mini brush bottle tree decorating! It’s the most adorable-ist.

For this craft you will need:

  • mini brush bottle trees
  • beads
  • beading wire or cord (I find wire works best)
  • sewing needles
  • felt or fabric (for a tree skirt)
  • additional (optional) embellishments: sequins, bells, confetti

The full “how I did it” on my previous mini tree post.

Watercolor Wreaths.

And since I’ve been wanting to practice my watercolor more : watercolor wreaths!

For this project your will need:

  • watercolors
  • watercolor paper
  • water
  • brushes
  • pencil
  • paper cutter (optional)
  • picture frame (optional)
  • circle template – can use a bowl or cup (optional)

If framing, cut watercolor paper down to appropriate size for your frame. Draw a circle in pencil. For this step you can trace a circular bowl or cup. Begin painting leaves using light shades. Work your way around the wreath with one type of leaf at a time.

By then time you make your way around the circle, your leaves will be dry and you can add another layer of leaves. Continue with different leaf shapes and darker shades. After 3 or more leaf varieties, speckle the wreath with berries. Allow to dry and frame.

Happy Christmas season! What are some of your family traditions around Christmastime? Share below! Plus, here are links to Christmas Craft Camps of years past: 2017 and 2018.


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