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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13 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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.

    http://craftychicmommy.blogspot.com/2009/12/tips-for-tots-tuesdaylaunching.html

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

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

    Love the hunter and Rudolph. ;)

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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! http://www.aspectacledowl.com/100-christmas-crafts-decorations/

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  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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