I just wanted to share with you a few Christmas decorations that I have been working on. I haven’t started decorating yet (not until Thanksgiving night), I just threw some lights and garland on a tree so I could take pictures!!
Do you remember these?
Well, these are what I did with them. I wanted them to look more like an old St. Nicholas with hoods instead of caps, but I just couldn’t get them to look right. So these are what I ended up with. I think they turned out okay. I have 10 completely done and have 10 more just about done. Now I just need to figure out where I’m going to put them! LOL I think I might tuck them in the garland on my mantel.
For those of you that thought I sculpted the faces, thank you for your confidence in my crafting abilities, but I used a mold!! LOL I’m not sure about other craft stores, but for you fellow Ohioans, Pat Catans carries them in the Sculptey/Fimo clay section. I inserted small brown glass beads for the eyes and used cotton roving that I bought several years ago from somewhere I don’t remember for the beard.
I also cross stitched 12 of these little ditty bags. I loved the ones that Kath (The Olde Weeping Cedar) made and posted on her blog and decided I wanted to make some similar. I may swap out the sweet annie with some cedar when I buy my fresh greens, but I don’t know. They look better in person – the sweet annie shows up better than in the picture.
I made these a couple of years ago. I just wanted to show them to you now in case anyone liked them, they would have plenty of time to make them. But looking at them now pictured like that, I may change the buttons to smaller ones. LOL
I also made these a few years ago, too. They are made out of paper mache with whole pepper corns for the face and fimo clay for the nose. I’ll post a tutorial on Friday on how to make these.
So check back here on Friday to learn how to make these, plus I’ll recipes for Homemade Marshmallows and Oreo Truffles!
Until Next Time. . . .Kris