Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rudolph, What's so Puzzling?

Ever since I was a freshman in college, I started making homemade ornaments.  This began as a necessity at first, since I didn't have ornaments of my own to decorate my little tree.
Now that Samantha is around, they have become a gift that she gives to the special people in her life, i.e. Grandparents, Godparents, Babysitters, etc.
This year I wanted to make them with what we had spending as little money as possible.
Here's what I came up with:

Old Puzzle Pieces

Arranged and Glued together in this manner:

Painted Brown

Add some Eyes

And a Nose

Some Ribbon on the back, and you've got yourself
A Very Puzzling Rudolph

(I didn't notice the snowman hunter aiming at him until after I uploaded this pic...I happen to find that endearing)

Wondering how I did on the budget? 
The googly eyes cost me 88 cents.
I had everything else.
(The noses are "berries" from my Berry Monogram Wreath)

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  1. are you serious?! that is awesome!! i wish i had a darn puzzle now!!

    laughed my butt off at the gun toting snowman about to bag rudolph!

  2. This is just so cute!! I wish I had a puzzle too! What a WONDERFUL and cheap project for kids! I love little gems like this! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I LOVE IT...can I feature this on my tips for TOTS TUesday next week. How adorable. Here is one I made out of popsicle sticks that is easy too. Just scroll down the post a bit to find it.

  4. VERY cute! Great idea, I'll have to try it. Thanks for visiting my blog :) Please come back again soon!

  5. That is a cool ornament - and even cooler that you left that picture up!

    Love the hunter and Rudolph. ;)

  6. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  7. OMG I just found this and wish so much I had found it before Christmas!! This is TOOOOO cute!

  8. OMG I just found this and wish so much I had found it before Christmas!! This is TOOOOO cute!

  9. Adorable! Adding it to the list of fun easy inexpensive crafts to make with my kiddos during the winter!

  10. Love this! I'm starting a recycling blog and would love to add this post to it with your permission. Thanks!

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  11. OMG, that is such a cute ornament. You are so clever! My family has a tradition of making Christmas ornaments for each other every year too. It is so much fun decorating the tree and pulling out all the ornaments that bring back special memories.

  12. Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my "100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations"! Have a great day!

  13. This is so cute. I am always looking for cute craft ideas on my FB page (littlestorybug). I also shared your link on my page.



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