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Design Team member Fay has been having fun creating a Family Christmas Tree, so over to Fay to tell us more about it...
I decided that I wanted to create a family Christmas tree, perfect for table centre piece for those Christmas family get togethers. As with my previous nooks, I watched and then glued the nook together as per the video.
I decided I wanted a smooth metallic gold look so decided to spray paint the tree. This was a big mistake! I was unaware that metallic spray paint (unsure whether it's the metallic part or just the spray that caused the problem!) does not stay on MDF. I sprayed and was really happy with the finish. I went away and made a cup of tea only to return to find it had disappeared! I sprayed again and the same thing happened. I decided to spray with a gloss spray first, allow this to dry before trying again. Luckily this worked and it would appear that you have to seal the MDF before spray painting! Something I didn't realise!
I created bunting for the edges from painting mdf bunting I found reduced in a local craft store. It took two coats and the edges were finished with black posca pen. I purchased cat Christmas gnome images online (always double check that you are able to use the images for your craft as some have restricted use!) and printed them as small as possible. These were stuck onto the bunting using tacky glue and then glued around the edges.
I used my scan n cut and trusty scissors (as I miscounted and didn’t cut out enough!) to cut out picture stands from a thick card. These were glued to each tree section. Pictures of family members with Christmas frames were printed and placed on them. Finally I added cut out stars with 'family' 'catmas' 'tree' written on them and glued these either side of a gold pipe cleaner. These were added to the top to finish the project.
What a fabulous idea from Fay and how much fun to have that displayed at a family gathering.
If Fay has inspired you to create your own version of her Family Christmas Tree you can find the links you need below to purchase the kit. Don't forget to share your CoolKatz makes with us in the CoolKatz facebook group as we all love to see your CoolKatz creations.