This paper craft brightens up dreary days.

The cold winter season may seem devoid of color, but with a little crafty imagination, you can make a winter landscape come to life.

WHAT YOU NEED

Tissue paper Decoupage glue (Mod Podge or similar) Blue and white cardstock Scissors Sponge brush Hole punch

HOW YOU DO IT

1. Cut or tear tissue paper into pieces approximately a half-inch to 1 inch in size and in a variety of shapes.

2. Use a sponge brush to apply decoupage glue to a piece of white cardstock. Work in sections, a few inches at a time.

3. Place enough tissue paper pieces onto the wet glue to cover the cardstock.

4. Apply a second layer of glue over each completed section.

5. Repeat until the entire paper is covered, and let it dry.

6. Use a piece of blue cardstock for the background to the scene. Cut or tear white cardstock to create a snow-covered ground, attaching it with glue.

7. Cut the decoupage paper into triangles of various sizes. Glue these “trees” to the background.

8. Use a hole punch to make white cardstock “snowflakes.” Sprinkle these on the background and glue them into place.

WHO THOUGHT THIS UP

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.