Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Throwback Tuesday Quilled Snowman and Birdhouse Ornament

Welcome to Throwback Tuesday!

quilled snowman birdhouse ornament

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
Snowball Face
  • 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!



Nágela said...

Very nice!
Thanks for sharing!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So festive and sweet
Dr Sonia

Regina said...

Antonella!!! Your ornament is so cute and I love the bird house. So precious. Thanks a lot for sharing and a wonderful week!
Lot of hugs

Bronwyn said...

I love the look on the snowman's face!

Cristina said...

So lovely!!! Nice work lady!! greeting from Romania

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! How pretty!! Your birdhouse idea is so creative and I love the snowman!!


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