Acrylic Paint for Multi Surfaces in Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Lite Green
Clear Acrylic Spray Finish
Fine Tip Artist Brushes
FloraCraft Diamond Dust
Stars Shaped Cookie Cutter
Wallet Sized Photo
Bottle of Wine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Red and white striped string
Mix equal parts flour and salt, then add half of the amount of water. (1 cup flour, salt and 1/2 cup water).
Roll out dough into a 1/4″ thickness and then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut a star shape.
Use a tooth pick to create a hole in one of the tips of the star to hang the ornament.
Once you have cut out the desired amount bake in the oven at 210 degrees for three hours.
While baking, paint a wine glass in a up and down pattern of Christmas lights alternating colors.
Once dried, paint in the blank areas “let’s lite it up!” in alternating colors.
Once the ornaments have come out of the oven and cooled, spare with clear acrylic spray and then sprinkle the diamond dust on top and scary a second coat to help secure the diamond dust.
Scary a even layer of clear acrylic spray onto the wine glass.
Cut out the head from a wallet sized photo and hot glue into place.
Cut a small piece of string to secure the ornament onto the wine bottle.
I think the best gifts are the ones hand crafted with love. They just really seem to show the recipient how much you care about them to put in the time and effort to create a special gift for them. Merry Christmas! Five more days to go wild, happy crafting!
We had our first snow day of the season, which is rather early for Western Washington which gave me time for a little crafting. I thought about using my Cricut, but I really love to paint – it’s really relaxing.
My husband caught our son stealing the Hershey kisses in our advent calendar for tomorrow and getting into the 9th too… He even looked definitely at his dad after he was told to put it down and smugly ate it instead. I decided that we could see if his elf Tattle could teach him about sharing by giving him the opportunity to display his goodness by giving us his elf kisses that Tattle brought him.
He’s a good boy, I know that he’ll share them – he resisted sneaking it for the last 6 days…record for a 3.5 old! 😂😂😂
I’ve been collecting ornaments for each year that my husband and I have been married for the last 13 years, but this year I decided to make one of my own. I started out with Rudolph in my mind and then suddenly I turned it into the Grinch. He looks much harder than he is to make.
3 small Styrofoam floral balls found in $ store variety pack
Air Drying Clay loo9
Limerick green Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Cricut weeding tool
Hot glue gun and glue
Cover one Styrofoam ball adding slightly more on one end, slowly sculpting a pear/curled tear drop shape.
Using the Cricut weeding tool, work in rounded snout/muzzle section working back in layers the creases in his face for his smile.
Tear a small amount of clay and shape it like a tear drop and then use the weeding tool to sculpt his evil eyes using the curved side to shape the eyes.
With the weeding tool create an my shape to make his nose.
Cut a loop of wire and secure through the head after adding spear shaped hair on the tip of his head.
Cover to more Styrofoam balls with clay connect then together creating the torso shape.
Shape arms and legs working the dough together until it is well connecting it.
Set aside the pieces and allow to dry overnight or use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.
Hot glue head onto the torso once dried completely.
Mix lime green and white paint together to get your grinchy color and paint him.
Paint the eyes yellow. Remember that if you mess up your lines you can always fix with more green paint.
Once the eyes are died, outline them with a thin layer of black and draw his lashes and eyelashes. Contour his facial lines in black and while slightly wet go over the facial lines in green making them less severe.
Draw a stubby u in each eye for his pupils.
Finish with an acrylic spray.
I hope that you have fun making these too. Merry Christmas!
Today my son touched Tattle ! I had to tell my son that touching his elf made Santa sad because it put the elf to sleep forever unless we sprinkled elf dust to wake up Tattle . At first he didn’t want to until I told him that Santa would be so sad he may not come this year…
So of course we all want to pose them and make our elves holding, posing, ect. so why they heck aren’t they just manufactured that way??? I spent the last 45 minutes twisting floral wire from the dollar store so it would be strong enough to shove through each limb.
This sounds simple, but you have to cut out the stitches from the seams on the arms and legs in order to shove it through as one piece!! Elf makers stop the insanity and give us poseable elves!! I would have paid extra for the convenience. Okay end rant. Happy posing my fellow parents and merry Christmas.