When I saw this photo over at BHG I knew I had to have it. No doubt, it had to be mine. I do love the colors but they wouldn’t go with much in my house at the moment, so I had to improvise.
I made a ton of these Santa Jars last year to give Oreo truffles in so I just made another big ol’ one.
You can’t really mess this up, red body, white paint for fur, black belt and a silver buckle, last year the buckles were gold. This year, gold was not in my stash, which actually worked out because I used red and silver ornaments.
Fate I tell you.
Now take your foam ball and heat up your glue gun. Put a rim of glue around each neck of the ornaments then stick them in place. I used mini ornaments to fill in the gaps.
Looking back on this project I would most definitely spray paint the ball first, you can still kind of see green, oh well live and learn.
Glue the top and bottom of the dowel and stick it in the foam ball and the foam blocks and stick it in your pot. Throw some left over fake snow from your mantel project in the pot to hide the the dusty devil green floral foam. Done and done! See how easy that was?
The most tedious part was filling in the gaps with the minis, and painting a straight line for the belt when all I had was a large foam brush. For now, I’ll live with a little smudginess. Ohhh, the things you do to insure you finish a project before DIY day.
And, Linking up to Lindsay’s Impromptu Inspire party & The Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday!
*Posted two weeks in a row to The shabby chic cottage, Sorry about that girls!* Whoops!