Sunday, August 3, 2014

Honey badger ornament



Summer is best time to start crafting ornaments.  You can hang this little honey badger on the tree or eliminate the cord hanger and set him just about anywhere, honey badger don't care. (I couldn't resist) This is one of several woodland animal ornament tutorials that I will be posting in upcoming days.



You will need:

6 Inches gold wire (optional for hanging)

3-inch foam ball (76mm) You can use white but I chose the green ones because I had them on hand

6 ml wiggle eyes

White bump chenille stems

Black pony bead

Black fun foam

Scissors

Waxed paper to cover work surface while painting

Tacky craft glue

Black acrylic paint

Small paintbrush

Ruler

Black felt

Rubber band

Serrated steak knife

1.     Using the serrated knife carefully cut the foam ball in half.  Rub the two halves together to sand off any rough places.


2.     Place the foam ball half on waxed paper and brush some black acrylic paint over the entire surface and let dry.



3.     Download the foot pattern and trace onto lightweight cardboard.  Use it to cut out four feet from the fun foam.


4.     Cut three equal sections of the bump chenille stem.  (See photo)  Dab a bit of glue on three ends together and thread on a pony bead. (Nose) Add some more glue on the other ends and the foam ball. Insert all three ends into the foam on the other side up and over the back bending to fit the curve. Place a rubber band all around to hold till the glue sets. (See photo)








5.     Cut three more sections of bump chenille like you did before.  Twist three of these sections together. (Tail) Insert the three open ends meeting the ones you previously inserted adding glue on the back and bending to fit the curve around.  Bend the tail upward a bit. Wrap a rubber band around the entire piece to hold in place till the glue dries. Let the glue dry completely.




6.     Turn over and work on the bottom.  Trace around the foam ball onto a piece of scrap black felt and cut out.  Using the tacky glue attach fun foam feet all around.  Add some more glue and attach a loop of gold cord (optional) and the black felt circle to cover it all. (See photo)  Let dry.




7.     Add wiggle eyes to the front above the nose with some tacky glue.



Note:  It is important the you use only tacky glue and brush on acrylic paint for this project as some glues and spray paints will eat through the foam.


9 comments:

  1. so totally adorable! I want a half dozen for sure!

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  2. He's too cute! Pinned and found you through Creative Geekery's party.

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  3. This is just adorable. Pinned him!
    Found you on the Pin It party. Would LOVE it if you'd stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, if you haven't already. ♥

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  4. So cute!! Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday Linky Party!

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  5. Super cute! It did well at our party.Pinned. We truly love having you be a part of our party. I hope you will get a chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. It's not a party without you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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