Thursday, December 20, 2012

Some Christmas Crafts

     Here are some of our outdoor themed Christmas decorations. In the first picture I have to give Pinterest credit for the idea...actually ideas, because it was 2 ideas merged into 1. I was trying to find a new and fun way to display our Christmas cards we receive instead of hanging them on a door or wall or putting them on top of the entertainment center. I found the idea of hanging the cards on a fishing pole and we just happen to have a few fishing poles hanging on our walls (more about those in a later post).
      Next I had to figure out a way of hanging the cards on the fishing pole. I found the idea of painting clothespins white, then painting red candy cane stripes on them and then I added some glitter paint to make them sparkle. I think next year we might string some twine through the fishing pole guides to make it easier to hang the cards.

     I've already shared this one with you, but I want to share it again because it's so easy! We bought the biggest fishing bobbers we could find and put an ornament hook on the top hook of the bobber. We have had a lot of people compliment our bobber ornaments. It's funny when they say "Those bobbers look real." and then we say "They are."
   If you've seen a Bass Pro Christmas sale flyer advertising their Christmas activities, you've probably seen the next one in the daily craft section. Another bobber with an ornament hook attached to the bottom bobber hook and then some fuzz glued to his "hat" and "face" along with some eyes and a nose.

     The bobber Santa led to an idea for bobber snowman (bobbers come in very handy for Christmas decorations). The tricky part was hooking the 3 different sized bobbers together using their own hooks. It's hard to see his pipe cleaner arms in this photo but you can see his pipe cleaner scarf and his fuzzy ball eyes, nose and buttons.

     I hope this gave you some Christmas craft ideas. This will probably be the last post until after Christmas so have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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