Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DIY Santa Claus Ornaments

Hi, another week has come and gone. Before we know it, Christmas Eve will be upon us.

I haven't started decorating or shopping yet. 

I can't decorate until I start shopping because that would make me feel too anxious. And I can't start shopping until my EI is approved and I start receiving money.

Oh well, that's another story.

I do however have a cute little project to share with you. It's a clothespin made into a Christmas tree ornament. A Santa Claus to be precise. 

Check it out.





He's actually pretty easy to make. I started by painting in blocks of colour. The red hat and suit, the flesh colour for his face, the black boots. 

Once that was dry I painted the white parts.

The face details were the last to be painted.



Now we need to add the wire so we can hang him from the tree. 

I used a thin gold wire - wrapped it around the top of his head, twisted the wire at the back and created a small loop.



I cut some gold cord into five inch lengths - one for each Santa. 

Thread the cord through the gold loop then tie a knot.



Now they are all done! Great job!

If only it went that fast. Eh?  LOL





I think they look a little weird. What do you think? Maybe they need arms? 

Wait a sec. Let's check out how they look hanging from the tree with all the other ornaments.




Hey! Santa actually looks pretty good on the tree. 

Maybe I was just looking at them too closely. Now with them spread out over the tree they look not bad. 

I guess they can stay on the tree. For now.




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Thank you Theresa for featuring my post on Dear Creatives

This is what she had to say, "This would be a fun projects to do with the kids! Santa Ornaments made with wood clothes pins! Thanks to Darlene over at My Little Shop of Treasures on Blogspot for sharing this Santa Ornament DIY!"




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Thank you Amy for featuring my Santa Claus ornament on your blog, Marvelous Mommy.

And thank you for pinning it to your Create Link Inspire board.



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Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies for featuring my Santa Claus Ornaments at your Take It On Tuesday Blog Hop Party.

Check out the blogs of these three great ladies:
1) Romance on a Dime 
2) Eyes on the Source
                       3) Hi! It’s Jilly





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I am amazed. Thank you Katie for featuring my little Santa ornaments on your blog, Gift of Curiosity.


This is what Katie wrote. "If your kids love Santa as much as mine do, I hope you’ll enjoy the fantastic Santa crafts below from the amazing bloggers of the Weekly Kids’ Co-op."


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Well thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed checking out a few fellow blogger projects and found something inspiring. If you did please feel free to share the love.

I would love to see your projects made from old sweaters - just add a link below in the comments.



And don't forget to stop by my Etsy Shop, Little Shop of Treasures or check out a few other posts.


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Wishing You a Wonderful Week.



38 comments:

  1. Very cute ornaments! Thank you for networking with us on the CLIMB!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  2. Hi Darlene, I love this santa ornament that you made. It was so creative of you!
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi again Julie. I guess they turned out okay.:) Oh I love reading your comments. Thanks for the smile.

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  3. These are a cute idea. Thanks for stopping by Tumbleweed Contessa today. Our weather is getting colder I'm ready to bake and decorate. No sopping yet.

    Linda

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    1. Our weather is all messed up. We`ve had above freezing weather making it feel more like spring. I wonder if we are going to have a white Christmas this year.

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  4. So totally easy and so so cute. Pinned for next week, no where did I last see those cute clothe pegs????
    Visiting from LOBS

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    1. You know I`ve had these clothes pins around for a very long time. I can't remember where I got them. Can you tell I`m a bit of a hoarder?

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  5. I think these are really cute ( hopped over from Fall into the Holidays.)
    Hope your EI is approved soon, just one more stress for the season that I am sure you do not need.

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    1. I am starting to get pretty anxious about my ei. I have been off work for months. The government got all the information they need at the beginning of November. I don't know what is taking so long.

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  6. Those are super cute. And simple enough for older kids to do as well. Stopping by from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party over at the Writer Mom blog.

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    1. You're right. Older kids would probably love making Santa. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. AHH, I love ornaments. We always collected them cause my sisters birfday is so close to Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Aleshea. There are so many lovely tree ornaments making it hard to choose.

      I have a cousin who has a birthday close to Christmas. As a kid, I always thought he got ripped off for presents.

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  8. Very cute! I'd love to make a whole family - the kids could come every year and try to find the one that's made to represent them!

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  9. So cute! These would make great gift decorations as well.

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    1. Wow. It would too. Now who's being creative!!! :)

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  10. I love them. I love clothes pins so this would be perfect for my tree.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. So glad you like my Santa's. I can't believe how much love I'm getting. I am feeling so happy right now. Sending you a virtual hug. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

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  11. Love this! I hope you will link this post up to the All Things Linky Christmas Party tomorrow! See you there! http://wp.me/p466oG-qA
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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    1. Hi Cathy. I will definitely be adding this post to your party. See ya.

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  12. Those are truly adorable! I love that they are made from clothespins!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. And congratulations on the award.

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  13. These are just the cutest, I love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Hi Darlene thanks for sharing at the party. This will be one of the features at the new party on Friday! @DearCreatives hope to see you Friday! & feel free to share this week too! Happy Holidays! Theresa

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa for featuring my post. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  15. These are darling! Thank you for sharing them with us at the HomeAcre Hop. We'd love to have you back again tomorrow.

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  16. Awesome roundup! Pinned! Thank you for sharing at Friday PinFest! Can't wait to see what you link up this week! apeekintomyparadise.com
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy, I hope you enjoy next weeks post.

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  17. So cute! I remember having little reindeer ones like these when I was a kid. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Stacey. I am trying to picture them as reindeer. I'm sure they are pretty cute too.

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  18. so cute! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday link party! I hope you decide to join us again tonight! iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Bobbie. I will definitely join the party tonight.

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  19. These are so cute!! Thanks for linking up for Take is on Tuesdays!!

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    1. Thanks Betsy for the compliment and thanks for hosting.

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