Don’t let last year’s Hanukkah cards go to waste. Reuse them, and with a little creativity you’ll construct a one-of-a-kind collage. Give the collage as a holiday gift, or as a truly unique Happy Hanukkah card.
- Cut last year’s Hanukkah cards or wrapping paper into small, various shapes and sizes.
- Cover a piece of paper with a thin layer of Mod Podge, and begin placing the scraps randomly onto it.
- Layer the pieces to create a dynamic pattern of colors and elements from the cards. As you are layering scraps, alternate thin layers of Mod Podge over top to seal the pieces in place.
- The Mod Podge will dry clear, but it helps to dampen a paper towel and blot the collage to remove the excess.
- Cover the entire base so that no color shows through the scraps, but don’t be afraid to add many layers. Allow the collage to dry for at least one hour.
- While the collage is drying, cut out a paper silhouette. Create a symmetrical freehand shape by folding the paper in half, cutting out one half of your silhouette, and opening. For more complex cutouts, like a menorah, purchase or create a stencil to trace.
- Place the negative space from your cut out silhouette over the collage, and frame, or give to a loved one as a Happy Hanukkah card.
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