This holiday season, have a merry monster Christmas by scaring up this whimsical ornament that features Mike Wazowski with a sparkly red reindeer nose.
Time: 25 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Straight pins for pinning the template pieces to the felt
- Light green sticky-back felt
- Tan stiff felt for the antlers
- Regular felt (light green, white, turquoise or dark green, and black)
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery floss (white and dark green)
- 10-inch length of thin red ribbon for the ornament hanger
- Glue dot or tacky glue
- Red pompom (about ¾ inch wide)
How To Make It
- Print the template and use the pieces as patterns for cutting out the shapes in the specified types and colors of felt.
- Snip a mouth opening in the felt face as depicted on the template piece. To make it easier, fold the felt in half vertically with the template piece still attached and then make a small snip in the center of the smile line cutting through both layers. Now unfold the felt, insert the scissor tips into the opening, and finish cutting along the line.
- Stack the four felt eye pieces on the upper face, starting with the largest (the green backing) and ending with the smallest (the black pupil), making sure they are centered on one another.
- Use white embroidery floss to sew the stacked eye pieces to the face with 3 or 4 small stitches at the upper right edge of the pupil. Start and end on the back of the face. These stitches also create a small “glint” that makes the ornament look even more lifelike. When you’re done, press the sticky-back green felt eyelid in place at the top of the eye so that it slightly overlaps the top of the iris.
- Use the ribbon to make a hanging loop by knotting the ends together. Then peel the paper off the head backing, and set the felt on a flat surface sticky-side up. Attach the knotted end of the hanger and the bottoms of the antlers to the top of the head.
- Now press the felt face atop the head, matching up the edges. Cut a piece of green embroidery floss the same length as the smile line, and use the tip of a toothpick to press it into the slit in the felt so that it sticks to the head backing.
- For the finishing touch, use a glue dot or a bit of tacky glue to attach a red pompom nose to the face, positioning it between the bottom of the eye and the mouth line.
Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.
Posted 3 years Ago