The weekend prior to Christmas we got together with Mom, Dad, Tara and Glen. I forgot to get any photos. Christmas day we had dinner with Mom and Dad.
Donnita and Jon came to town and spent Christmas day and the day after with us. We had a good time just hanging out and eating out. Christmas dinner was at the Saigon and lunch the following day at the Wichita Brewing Company.
I made this snowman from jar lids, twigs, buttons, scrap material for scarf, sock for the hat and push pin nose. I punched holes in the lids and bolted them together.
The snowman I made from sprockets and spokes. The sprockets I welded together then painted. The spoke arms are just hot-glued on. I wrapped him in a ribbon scarf and stuck him in a piece of painted door trim. The hat is 2 pieces of scrap wood painted with a slot cut in the bottom.
This star was harder than it looked. I wrestled with it quite a bit to get the shape. I used a chain tool to offset the pins to hold its shape.
While digging out the holiday decorations I was reminded that many years ago we were into painting ceramics. We still have a few of the pieces…
Below is an old photo that I scanned. It shows a couple of several ceramic mugs we painted. They’ve all since broke or disappeared.
I made this Tin Can Snowman today. His body made from various sizes of tin cans and painted white. His arms are twigs, his nose a light bulb and his hat is made from the lids of a spray paint can and a small plastic coffee can. I drilled holes through the bottoms of the tin cans and then ran a long zip-tie through the holes securing it with the end of another zip-tie. Everything else is hot-glued together.
I got the idea for making him from here.
Nova & her Sister made these ornaments from a foam ball and material following instructions found on youtube.