Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pinterest Challenge #1 {Reindeer Ornaments}

Well folks, here it is, my first Pinterest Challenge Project. I have actually completed all 3 projects already and will be posting the other 2 later this week.

Let's review the Challenge Rules shall we?
1. You must complete at least 3 pins. This can be a re-creation of your favorite outfit, a DIY project, recipe, hairstyle etc. Anything you've seen and pinned on Pinterest

2. You must document it through pictures.

3. You must complete a blog post about your pins before December 25th. In your post, post the original Pinterest picture along with your completed project.

4. And most important, have fun and let your imagination run wild.

 Here is the original picture from Pinterest:

And here is my finished project:

I started with a 4 pack of ornaments from Target
For some reason the day I went to Target I couldn't find any plain round ornaments. All the ornaments they had either already had a pattern or were covered in glitter. Of course when I was at Target this weekend I saw several...and they were 30% off. Go figure.

I went with green and red to match my tree and the trees of the people I would be gifting the ornaments to (my mom and J's mom).

Next you need one of these...not necessarily mine-any small child will do.

Dip thumb print in paint and press onto ornament. This was the tricky part. The paint kind of clumped together and the thumb print was somewhat hard to see. J suggested using ink from a stamp pad next year. When it dried the thumb print ended up being okay.

Next, draw on the nose, eyes, and antlers with a permanent marker. I also wrote Ben's name and the year.

On the green ornaments, I ended up doing the noses red for a little more fun and the red showed up better against the green.

The little reindeer family:)

I think it would be neat to do these every year and see how big your child's thumb print becomes.

1 down, 2 to go! 

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