We were sent a fab little box of goodies from Vision Direct this week, and it gave us something to occupy ourselves with on a gloomy Sunday afternoon. Optical retailer Vision Direct is encouraging customers to enter their ‘#ChristmasCrafted’ competition by upcycling the cardboard boxes their contact lenses are delivered in! However, the competition is open to everyone, so why not have a go – you could win a £250 Amazon voucher!
We were challenged to make some Christmas trees using the template provided. Here’s what we did…
Our #ChristmasCrafted box arrived, containing the Christmas tree template, some sequins and baubles, some festive sweets and some optical goodies! Most importantly, the instructions for making the trees were included.
I gathered together some more craft supplies, ready to decorate our trees. I had some more sequins, glitter card, patterned paper, wooden stars and lots of glue!
First, I cut the Christmas tree templates from the instruction sheet, then drew around them on the cardboard box. I cut them out and then cut slits in each – one from the top and one from the bottom.
Next, I repeated the process with the patterned paper, then glued the paper to both sides of each cardboard tree.
I added some ribbon, sequins and wooden stars for decoration.
I also cut trees out of green glitter card. Small decorated these, using sequins. And glue. Lots of glue!
Once they were (eventually!) dry, I slotted the two halves together to make a 3D Christmas tree!
Now it’s your turn! Enter the Vision Direct #ChristmasCrafted competition (more details here) and you could win a £250 Amazon voucher! Share a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #christmascrafted and #visiondirectuk and your decorations will be entered into the competition. Entries must be in by 17th December. Good luck!
While you’re feeling crafty, why not have a go at making some Christmas cards with the kids – I have 7 easy ideas here!
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.