We long planed to do something pretty to hang on the kids walls. We wanted to use old photos of them but we didn’t want a regular collage. The inspiration was found, as so many times before, on Pinterest. Inspired by Mermag’s Circle Punch Art we made our very own circle punch portraits.
We used a circle punch, photos of the kids, patterned paper and pretty magazine pictures. We also used a white sheet of paper and glue.
1. We begun by punching out photos of the kids. To make sure we got their faces punched out we had to turn our circle punch up side down.
2. We wanted the finished picture to have certain colors. To get a good mix of color we also punched out circles of pretty paper and magazines pictures.
3. Freja placed out the circles on a sheet of paper. It took a while before she was completely satisfied. Then we glued the circles on to the paper. Our punch is well used and it gets a bit unsharp from time to time. To sharpen it we punch holes in aluminum foil. Works like a charm!
Our portraits are up on the wall and we’re very pleased with them! They will be framed eventually, but we find them adorable to look at even now.
This is unfortunately our last post on the Southern Institute. We’ll continue to post tutorials for kids and parents on Pysselbolaget.se from time to time, but we need to cut back on the time spent on blogging. Thank you so much, Jenny, for giving us the opportunity to share our crafts and ideas on you blog. We have enjoyed it a lot!