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Holly Print Apron | Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

Holly Print Apron

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Baking Christmas cookies will be even more of a treat when the chef is outfitted in a handsome holiday apron.

Materials

  • Large potato
  • Carrot
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Two flat bowls
  • Red and green fabric paint
  • Paper towels
  • Plain white apron

Instructions

1. To begin, cut the potato in half (an adult's job). Use a pencil to lightly draw a holly leaf on the potato's surface. Cut away the parts of the potato around the design and blot it on a paper towel. To prepare the carrot, cut off the tapered end.

Holly Print Apron Step 2

2. Pour a thin layer of green paint into a bowl and press the potato into the paint. Practice printing a few designs on scrap paper.

3. Next, stamp a pattern of leaves to form a wreath on the front of the apron. For holly berries, dip the cut end of the carrot into the red paint (in a separate bowl) and dot the wreath with red prints.

Variations:

Use this same technique to accent cloth napkins or a tablecloth with holly prints or a wreath pattern. Or create holiday T-shirts or sweatshirts for the whole family.