Tuesday, December 13, 2011

THE 12 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS - DAY 12

QUICK AND EASY CRAFTS TO COMPLETE IN THE 12 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!



I have had this cute little basket laying around for a while, just waiting for a project, but I have seen similar baskets in the $1.00 section at Michael's.

I based coated the lid with Titanium White, the handle with Lamp Black and the Band in Hauser Dark Green. Using a detail brush, I painted the nose with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, the snowflake with Winter Blue, the coal eyes and mouth with Lamp Black. The plaid "scarf" was created with the same detail brush and stripes of Hauser Light Green, Country Red and Titanium White. I watered down some Lamp Black and painted the detail on the carrot nose. I always use Americana Acrylic Paints by DecoArt because they have the best coverage! The cheeks were tinted with Pebbles Decorative Chalks.

Using my Marvy Clever Lever Extra Jumbo Circle Punch (yellow) I punched out two 1 1/2" circles from red cardstock, glued the red feather trim to the cardstock with Aleens Tacky Glue by i love to create and then the cardstock to either side of the handle to create the snowman's "ear muffs". Glue 2 black buttons on the front of the basket. Last step is to glitter the snowflake with Ranger Stickles in Diamond.

Fill your snowman basket with a candy treat or gift card - Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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