Halloween ‘Christmas’ Tree Idea

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Snowman Packages

10857873_929657753725962_1771311769014196487_nSimply wrap three of your presents in three different sized boxes. Wrap in white paper and add dots for buttons, eyes and mouth. Add fabric red scarf and make a black top hat out of construction paper. Construct a funnel from red construction paper to make his nose.

Christmas Tree Decorating Idea Mickey Mouse On White Tree

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10857798_1533922710189061_576777085322614259_nI have been asked by several comments to give more instructions and to also provide information as to the materials and where we got them.  First the Mickey Mouse was a huge four foot mickey we purchased from a department store during Black Friday. We cut the hands, feet and head off. We took stuffing from the body and stuffed the hands, feet and head so that they were very firm. We sewed the hands, feet, and head closed leaving a small section in the middle for a PVC pipe to be pushed into and secured with E6000. We purchased black and red ornaments that were glass. In hindsight I would have purchased shatterproof because we had a small one in the house and she thought it was just a huge play toy – lots of lessons taught. We purchased wide red ribbon that had the texture of burlap that was red and had glitter on it. We used a six to seven foot white tree that we purchased from a department store which costs about $65.00. We attached the feet and hands to one of the branches coming out of the tree with white twine in several spots to give good anchoring. The head was attached pretty much the same way but it went down at an angle so it got attached to three branches that it was near. The ribbon was tried back through and around the trunk with the bow placed to the front. I also used a couple of twist ties to tie to the branches that were around. I made three holes evenly around the hat and tied white ribbon onto them so the hat could be attached at the top and not come off. Play with the design of the hat – we went back and fourth to decide how it needed to look – completely of the top of tree or just keep above Mickey’s head. Hope this all made sence – but if you have questions please ask within the comments.

Snowman Christmas Month Countdown / Advent Calendar

1378480_971733206190101_8825816831182928791_nThis project requires working with a jigsaw but don’t get scared – it is easy and as you can see with the pic if you mess up a little it still looks cool.

Cut a twelve inch circle (you can buy this from Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby).

Next cut the carrot for the nose.

Next – freestyle cut a hat – use the hat in the picture for an example. Bottom part of hat should be at least ten inches wide.

Paint hat black. Paint head white and carrot orange. When dry you can roughen all fronts with fine sand paper. This gives it a rustic worn appearance. Paint on cheeks with pink. Let dry. Using a sharpie marker add numbers, mouth, eyes. With white paint add the text “Days Til Christmas” on his hat. With the sharpie marker make ridges in carrot. Use a nut and bolt that is just long enough to go through carrot into the back side making sure to add to washers between carrot and face. Epoxy the hat to the head. For additional security use small screws and drill from the back to front to hold hat on.

At this time you also want to make a hanger on the back which you can buy already created or you can use wire around the house. Attach hanger on with screw from the back making sure to get it in the middle of the head. With Sharpie marker make numbers 24 – 1 going clockwise. You may want to add at least one light spray of polyurethane to keep in good shape.

Hang and let your kids have a great time moving the carrot to a new day while they wait for Santa.