Friday, December 16, 2011

Nordic Holiday!

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.

SUPPLIES: [Nordic Holiday] NOR-3438 Chalet, NOR-3439 Sweater Weather, NOR-3440 Après Ski, NOR-3444 Carving, NOR-3445 Catching Air, NOR-3449 Lift Ticket, NOR-3453 Yard Sale, MET-3460 Glazed Brads, MET-3461 Stitched Brads, NOR-3465 Glitter Chipboard, NOR-3469 Journaling Sets. [Little Black Dress] LBD-3486 Drama Mod. [Periphery] CHP-979 Chip Sticker Shapes.

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!!! :)


Katrina said...

All three are just wonderful, love your Father Christmas, much better then the original!! Have a great Christmas!

Tam said...

You are so talented! I love seeing your work! Amazing! Merry Christmas!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are just brilliant!

Trina said...

I never would have thought to make a Santa that awesome from the original piece!

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