Thanks to Floracraft Make it fun: foam® for sponsoring this post!
Floracraft® just released their Christmas E-book--It’s full of fun things to make with Make IT: fun foam!
We got to chose any craft from this book to recreate with our own twist….Here is the cute guy I picked….
and my version….
Here’s what I bought–felt sheets in skin color, some fabric (12 inces) buttons for eyes, white yarn for beard, an embellishment for the hat…and foam!
I used a sheet of foam
and a ball for the nose (any size works! depends on what you are looking for!
I used this awesome cutter (it heats up and melts the foam…and boy it’s addicting!)I will give you the basic tutorial… but make sure to head over and download the ebook for full instructions!
I traced a face (pattern in the e-book!) and cut it out! (you can make so many different sizes…I went for big!) My head was about 14 inches long…and the beard and hat adds a couple more feet! wrap it the in the skin colored felt…cut a ball in half and wrap that in felt (it was a little tricky but go slow and you can do it!)
I cut a bunch of strips about 3 feet long and started hot gluing them where I wanted them (just the top inch! I wanted the beard to be able to hang!) then just hot glue hot glue hot glue….I didn’t do the bottom half (my yarn is really fluffy and soft–I’ve literally petted the beard everytime I walk by him!) Just glue glue glue and hold up to see where you need to add filer! Then I added eyes (buttons) and put the nose on. I also took a pink stamp pad and added some colors to his cheeks and nose…cause old st. nick needed a little frost bite nipping at his nose.Then I decided he need a little mustache….and eyebrows…so I put together 12 inch strips and tie up in the middle and hot glue where it looks the best! Added a hat (There is some foam up there too shaped like a cone!) and a tassel made from plaid fabric! oh! I think he’s so cute! You can add him to your front door (I actually used a couple of eyelets on the back and added yarn to hang!)
Jennifer V. says