Easy petit people for ornaments and decor
I had been thinking about making some “people” to go under the dowel Christmas tree I made, when I spied a baggie full of acorn caps from a fall foray. Next thing you know, I’d put together a half dozen figures using corks, wood balls and the caps.
You can imagine it only took a minute to make each one. And if you had scraps of fabric, you could add scarves. I like the faces blank, but of course, you could color them as well.
Once I’d used up all the small wooden balls I had, I was hooked. What else did I have lying around with which to make more little people?
If you’re a crafter, I’m sure that like me, your workspace is filled with items for which you have no earthly use–right now, but that you are absolutely positive you’ll use some day. That’s me for sure. I dug through my “odd wood pieces” drawer and found some larger wool balls, an apple and a tall rounded piece. Then I came upon a tea ball that had lost one part and a tiny blue glass bowl that once lined a silver plated salt cellar. Aha! The makings of beings. Here’s what I came up with:
I sure wish they made eco-friendly E600 glue. Except for that (and that’s a biggie–so if any of you have an alternative, please let me know), these guys are recycled, upcycled, eco-friendly and make me smile. The “body” of the one below is the wooden apple turned upside down.
I couldn’t get over how perfectly the bowl and tea strainer fit on the “heads.” I drilled a couple of “eyes” into the tall guy, just for fun
If you have similar items on hand, there’s still time to make things like these to use for ornaments, table decor or package ties for the holidays.
What do you think?