OMy sister in-law is as crazed about the Nightmare Before Christmas as I am and loves Jack and Sally, So this year I made her a couple of ornaments for her tree. These were particularly fun to make and I think really turned out cute. I’m hoping they can brighten her spirits this year since she recently experienced the loss of her mother and is having a hard time year.
- Blue and champagne colored glitter
- Black, white, and red acrylic paint
- Red yarn
- Clear jewelery making plastic string
- Sculpey Bake and Bond
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Sculpting tools
- Plastic ornament bulbs
Follow the instructions from my article for the Grinch Glitter Ornament.
- Paint almond shaped eyes horizontally using the white paint. Painting 2-3 coats until you can no longer see the blue coming through.
- Trace the eyes in black paint and draw a small arch over each eye making her eye lids, then carefully add her eyelashes and under eye circles.
- Add the black pupils to her eyes and once dry add a few white dots of paint for a sparkle in the eyes.
- Add a round up turned half circle for her nose in black paint.
- Draw her small heart shaped lips mixing a little red and black together for her lips.
- Draw aine going over her left eye and the add horizontal lines running through it to make her stitches.
- Run a second line underneath that same eye running towards the back of the ornament adding stitch lines horizontally.
- Add a line through her mouth running through the one under her eye and add the horizontal stitch marks.
- Cut yarn to desired length and hot glue to the top of the ornament using a low temperature glue gun.
- Put the ornament cap back on and hang up to enjoy!
- Paint his face in your desired look using black paint.
- Using sculpey modeling clay, smooth out the shape of his bow tie on a flat surface adding each branch and smoothing it out. Add a small hole with the needle tool to the top of the head to run the string through.
- Shape a small pointy heart for the bat head and using a ball tip tool press into the head to create eye sockets secure to the tie with sculpey Bake and bond and bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.
- While baking, use your needle tip sculpting tool to poke a hole in the bottom of the ornament to run the string through.
- Paint the bow tie black front to back and then add white lines.
- Once dry, tie an end of the plastic string through the tie and knot it 2-3 times cutting off the extra end. Run other end through the hole pushing it as far up as desired and then add a bit of hot glue to keep it in place.
These are fun and easy to make and are sure to be enjoyed by any Nightmare Before Christmas fan! I hope they’ve inspired you to make your very own! Happy crafting and merry Christmas!