I decided to give the potato print a try, and am really happy with the results, but I found the cutting of the potato quite fiddly, and the tree part and base ended up in 2 parts. This actually ended up working better though as I was able to print the tree and base without bleeding the paint together:
I then decided to try using a stencil, and decided to try using the star wars snowflakes I did a couple of weeks back (previous post here: http://www.emilyjoan.co.uk/2013/11/star-wars-snowflake-christmas.html )
and here are the results:
I love the storm trooper one! That has already been earmarked for one of my Father in laws presents and the Darth Vader one is pretty cool too, but looks better in the flesh.
I'm going to continue to try out more and more of these and will post the results in my 'homemade Christmas' post in the new year.
Is anyone else making anything as gifts, cards or wrapping? If so, I'd love to see it! Please feel free to message me a link on Twitter or Facebook, or leave a comment below =)
Here is a fantastic Christmas lights show to the sounds of the metal band, Machine Head =)