The most wonderful time of the year has officially begun! Snow is falling, winter boots are being worn, and the busiest holiday is quickly upon us! It is difficult to get into “Christmas mode,” but when I received ten inches of snow, it was easy for me to catch the Christmas Spirit. So with the countdown officially on, it was time to make my first craft of the season!
I am honored to be working with Laura Kelly for this project. Laura Kelly is one of my craft idols. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Bloggy Moms Conference and left with feelings of inspiration.
Enter below to win a craft package featuring the products I used in this post:
- Laura Kelly’s 2015 Ellison Release Die-Cuts Hats (note: the Winter Hat Di-Cuts from Ellison Education and Sizzix will be available in January 2015)
- Laura Kelly Buttons for Buttons Galore in Bumble Bee
- Laura Kelly Buttons for Buttons Galore in Going Green
- Tulip Slick Fabric Paint in Deep Red
- Tulip Slick Fabric Paint in Leaf Green
- Tulip Beads in a Bottle in Sunstone
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Felt squares, in your choice of colors from Kunin Group Felt.
- I purchased:
- 2 red, 2 green, 2 white, 2 black, 2 light brown, 2 dark brown, 2 flesh, 1 orange, 1 light pink
- I purchased:
- String, ribbon, or yarn to hang the banner.
- 2 red bows.
1. Using the Winter Die-Hard Hat Cut-Outs, trace and cut 4 different styles, using your choice of colored felt.
2. Trace circles for the faces on the white and flesh felt using your choice of size lid cover.
3. Trace other patterns, such as:
- The reindeer’s face, nose, and antlers.
- The Elf’s nose and ears.
- The snowman’s carrot nose.
- Santa Clauses beard, nose, and mouth.
4. Cut out all of the traced patterns.
5. Next, use the Aleene’s Tacky Glue and apply the felt cut-outs to the faces, creating each character’s profile.
6. Apply Laura Kelly buttons for Buttons Galore, googly-eyes, pom-pom’s, Tulip Slick Fabric Paint in Deep Red and Going green, Tulip Beads in a Bottle in Sandstone to decorate each character.
7. Allow enough time to dry (overnight).
8. Once dry, cut a hole in the top of each hat and apply a string, yarn, or ribbon, creating a banner.
9. Attach bows on the end of the string, and hang from a mantel or wall!
Laura Kelly Designs