This is an opportunity for me to re-share something that I've shared with you in the past... This being the holiday season and all, I am going to be sharing some ornaments and Christmas themed items from Christmas past... (did you like that little scrooge reference? lol)
My first re-share with you is an ornament that I have shown you in the past, this time I am also going to share with you the tutorial to explain how I created this little guy (you can tell it is a boy because he is wearing a top hat). I want you to know that this is more of a guideline, since I created this guy quite a while ago and don't quite remember all the sizes...
First, I cut a Birdhouse shape out of designer scrapbook paper, I chose this paper because it was felted, and brown, and had the most beautiful scrolls on it... Ok, my paper addiction is showing :-)
So, I accented the birdhouse with a nice red roof and base, for the entryway, I added a sparkly red circle....
I hand cut the holly leaves from some wide quilling paper and then quilled some nice, red, berries. I started with a strip approximately 4 inches long and quilled a tight roll.
The center piece is this sweet, little Snowman:
Large Bottom Snowball
- 4 full strips of white quilling paper
- 1-1/2 full strips of white quilling paper
- I then punched several black "coal" buttons and eyes
- Cut a small orange triangle
- Added 2 wiggle eyes (they do make the snowman)
- For his top hat, I cut an approximate 1 x 1 inch strip of scrapbook paper
- ... and then cut a circle out of the same paper for the brim of his stylish hat
- Cut a strip of ribbon for his scarf
- ... and of course added lots of glitter
You throw in a little love and there you have it... a friendly snowman ornament!
I hope you are having a wonderful day!