Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Make A – Snowman Wind Chime & Pine Cone Bird Feeder

* Snowman Wind Chime*
posted by Susie

You will need:

  • 4" ceramic clay pot
  • 4" Styrofoam ball
  • 36" long 1" diameter plastic candy cane
  • lg felt snowman hat
  • wooden carrot (for nose)
  • 2 buttons (5-1/2" and 2-1")
  • 1 jar decoart snow tex
  • white acrylic paint
  • green felt square
  • 3 large bells
  • 2 yard jute
  • plastic holly blush
  • scissors
  • xacto knife
  • flat paintbrush
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • craft stick ruler

Add some acrylic paint to the snow tex jar. Use craft stick to stir until consistency of paint. Cover the entire pot with mixture, let dry. Cover the Styrofoam ball with the mixture, let dry. Use knife to cut candy cane into 3 equal lengths to use as chimes. Cut 3 12" pieces of jute and tie a bell to the end of each piece. Gather ends of jutes (the bell less ends) making sure chimes hang at different lengths. Thread through the hole in the bottom of the pot and knot. Glue to secure knot and trim off excess jute. Glue Styrofoam ball to the top of pot to form the head of the snowman. Cut 2, 12" x 2" strips of felt, glue ends together to make one long strip. Make 2" cuts along each end to make fringe. Wrap scarf around neck of snowman and glue to secure. Glue the 1/2" buttons on the face (2 for the eyes and 3 for the mouth). Glue the carrot nose on. Glue the 1" buttons down the front of the pot for buttons. Cut a 12" piece of jute and knot the ends together. Use the scissors to make a small hole in the top of the Styrofoam ball. Push the jute knot into the hole and glue to secure as a hanger. Use the scissors to make a small slit in the top of the hat. Thread the hanger up through the slit and glue the hat to the foam ball. Add blush to cheeks and glue the holly onto the scarf.

* Pine Cone Bird Feeders *
Posted by Susie

You will need:

  • Pine cone
  • yarn
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed

This is a really easy one for little kiddies. Take your pine cone and tie a strong piece of yarn around the base of it. Cover the pine cone with peanut butter. Roll the pine cone in bird seed and hang from a branch outside. You can put more PB and seeds on it when the birds finish it. Try different seeds to attract different types of birds.

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