The term “mixed media” tends to send crafters running for cover. The editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts are here to tell you that it shouldn’t. Mixed media crafts can be downright easy, and they look incredible. Still skeptical? Allow us to bust some common myths about this ultra-cool art form.
Allow us to introduce you to the Mixed Media Heart Ornament. This project relies on a decades-old crafting technique: gluing. Raid your stash for odds and ends like faux tree branches, feathers, and paper scraps. Heat up your glue gun while you arrange (and re-arrange) the elements you’ve collected for your mixed media craft. All it takes to design a glamorous bird nest like this one is a bit of imagination.
Myth 2: Mixed media crafts are too expensive.
Not every mixed media craft requires fancy supplies. Some of the tutorials on AllFreeChristmasCrafts only call for a handful of materials, most of which you can find at home. Take the Retrofabulous Mixed Media Holiday Necklace, for example. With a handful of jump rings and some scrap paper, you can make a fun and festive necklace to wear to your next holiday gathering. The best craft projects make use of what you have on hand, and since mixed media encompasses all types of materials, it’s the perfect fit.
You’ll hardly ever see “mixed media” and “useful” appear in the same sentence (unless a “not” is involved), but maybe you should! Some of our favorite mixed media projects are intended for daily use, like the Christmas Tree Binder. With some leftover scrapbook paper, card stock, and fabric, you can create a handy organizer for your wish lists, calendar, and gift receipts.
Feeling confident enough to give mixed media a try? Which of these projects would you like to make?
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