Christo and his wife Jeanne Claude wrapped coastlines, I enjoy wrapping found objects to craft decorations.
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Step 1: Found Objects
- Double-sided sticky tape
- Aluminium foil
- Sharp knife / blade
- Interesting objects to cover (other materials I used included cardboard, tissue paper and plastic)
Search around your environment for interesting items to wrap with foil.
Several tiny eucalyptus leaves lying on
the grass made perfect items for a
sparkling decoration (please see next step 3).
Step 2: Attaching the Foil to Found Objects
Cover the foil first with the double-sided sticky tape.
Now carefully burnish onto both sides of your found object. Use a toothbrush to press the sticky-tape foil into any grooves.
Trim close to edge with sharp cutting blade for a neat finish.
You may wish to use a scourer for a scratched look rather than a polished one.
Step 3: Transformed Objects
Now that the found objects are covered, you can decide how to arrange them as desired.
You could use hot glue, wool, string, wire, plastic or a variety of found objects for display.
I was inspired by origami crafts and decided on using tissue paper covered with metal sticky tapes folded in a butterfly pattern.