Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 8

Day 8 actually…whoops. Recycled plastic lid ornament

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You know all those food products we buy like yogurt, whipped cream, and butter, well they have the perfect craft supply on them…their lids. If you don’t feel like going out and spending money on card stock to make things with then recycled plastic from things you have in your kitchen is a great substitute.

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For this whimsical little fox ornament you will need;

Clean plastic container lid

Scissors

Glue

Accessories like buttons, beads and ribbons

Fabric scraps

Permanent marker or pen to trace with

First draw out a fox shape. There are tons of different styles online if you don’t want to try freehand. You can copy this one I found, which is pretty simple. The face is a heart shape and the belly is an oval. You might recognize it from an old baby post of mine, I really like the design.

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Once you have your templates done, trace onto lid.

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Now cut out but don’t use the good scissors. You know the ones you have hidden from the family because you need then sharp for fabric projects.

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I saved the face and belly templates for fabric scraps to glue onto the base of the body.

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After you have your pieces all cut out then start decorating your foxes. Using beads for eyes and mini pom poms for noses.

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Then use a needle and thread to tie a string to hang on your trees.

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I had extra plastic from the lid left so I made some hearts and a tail for the fox.

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Happy recycling everyone and happy holidays too. Remember what Christmas is all about, please try not to over do it and stress. Spend time with your love ones and be thankful for everyday.

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    another adorable creature!!! 🙂

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      1. simplywendi says:

        so enjoy seeing your creations.

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      2. Awww…thank you, It always makes me happy when others like my crafts. Hope you get a chance to create some. Have a great Christmas.

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      3. simplywendi says:

        you are very welcome. unfortunately it is not in the cards for me this year, but maybe next! Merry Christmas.

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      4. I will keep posting my Diy’s so that way it feels like you are making them with me. I need to add more instructional photos next time, hopefully I will have some fun things to make for Spring. Flowers are my favorite things to create with.

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      5. simplywendi says:

        🙂 this sounds absolutely wonderful. thank you so very much. Merry Christmas!

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      6. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Dandelion B says:

    Great way to recycle! I use cereal like boxes for templates but the lids would proably make great mini templates too.

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    1. That’s a great idea. It will last longer too.

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  3. Thank you, I love hearts too, it’s in our logo for Our Little Red House. I have always drawn hearts on everything since I was a little girl.

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    1. So sweet, the heart in my logo represents love that comes in a home and being together. Every year we also do a tradition where we give each other what I call a gift from our hearts, it’s anything handmade. Here is a link to a post from last year gifts from the heart. This year I am doing snowmen ornaments. https://ourlittleredhouseblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/this-years-gifts-from-our-heart/ Heart conditions are so scary, my daughter had one when she was a baby, it was rough and I don’t like to talk about it because it was a very stressful and scary time. I am just happy she is okay now. Have a great Christmas.

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  4. daisydust02 says:

    Another adorable creature!

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