Published on December 6th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Christmas Crafts with Xerox
Will you be making your own Christmas cards and decorations this year? Xerox has a great range of coloured card and paper to help you unleash your festive creativity.
A recent Royal Mail survey found that the 18-24 year olds were the most likely to create handmade Christmas cards. 34% of this age group compared with 18% of the rest of the population are planning and making their own cards this year. In addition, Craft Beautiful magazine states making greetings cards is the top craft hobby in the UK.
In an array of pastel shades and tints, these Xerox papers and card are suitable for use in high speed laser printers, colour inkjet printers and even copier machines. The Xerox Symphony Dark Red A4 Paper for example, is ideal for festive crafts. Meanwhile, the Pastel Blue 160gsm A4 card gives the perfect background to create a Winter wonderland scene?
Make Your Own Christmas Paper Baubles
If you are feeling particularly creative this Christmas, why not try your hand at some origami and make your own Christmas paper baubles? This is a great idea from Ideal Home magazine. It is so easy; all the family can have a go.
What You Need
- A4 Paper, in whatever colour you choose
- Glue Stick
- Hole Punch
- Wool or String
Measure out a 10.5cm x 10.5cm square with your pencil and ruler.
Cut out the square.
Fold the square diagonally to make a triangle.
Make two parallel cuts on each side of the triangle, starting from the folded edge to the point. Stop a 1cm short of the end and do not let each cut meet. (As depicted by the red lines in the template above).
Unfold the paper. Take the free points of the inner square and roll into a tube. Glue the roll into place.
Turn the paper over and take the free points of the next square and glue together. Again, turn the paper over and follow the same process for the remaining square.
Punch a hole into one tip of the paper bauble and thread through your wool or string and hang on your Christmas tree.
Top Tip: You can make the bauble more intricate by making three or four cuts in your triangle instead of two.