Friday, December 16, 2011
Hello everyone! Are you ready for the holidays yet! I just started my Christmas shopping on Monday and I still have a little bit more to do before the big day. So with Christmas in mind, I thought I'd share a couple Nordic Holiday projects for Basic Grey with you today.
Here's a before shot of a Santa I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year. He originally had legs, but his body was too heavy and he kept toppling over. So I decided to give him a facelift.
Here he is, after his Nordic Holiday make-over!
I used some dowels for his legs and made some shoes out of felt. Half a foam ball was used as a base to hold Santa upright. As you can see below, I used torn pieces of paper to cover the foam ball, then added paper and chipboard strips around the base.
Beads, chipboard pieces and wire were used to create a garland. Then hot glue was used to secure the wire to the back of Santa's hands.
Here's a few pictures of the finished piece.
Next, I have a mini banner to share. Shhh! This one's a gift for my little girl's teacher, Ms. Bray.
I had originally thought of doing an ornament, using just the top section....
....but I really wanted to used a little bird sticker (from the Nordic Sticker Element sheet), so I just kept adding more chipboard...
until I found the perfect spot for it here.
SUPPLIES: [Nordic Holiday] NOR-3445 Catching Air, NOR-3446 Slalom, NOR-3453 Yard Sale, MET-3461 Stitched Brads, NOR-3465 Glitter Chipboard, NOR-3456 Element Stickers. [Figgy Pudding] CHP-358 Chip Sticker Shapes. [Periphery] CHP-979 Chip Sticker Shapes.
Last but not least, I have a gift box idea that was posted on the BG blog last week. For this project I got to play with Core'dinations cardstock! All the details on how to make this can be found HERE.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend!!! :)