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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Penguins

Submitted by Cheryl Troyer of OK

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"Chilly Willy Penguin Ornament"

When my daughters were young I made them a new ornament every year. When they got married, with a tree of their own, I gave them the ornaments I had made. These are treasured memories and keepsakes. Now my grandchildren ask "Meme, what are you going to make us this year?" This year I made a cute little penguin "Chilly Willy".

1. First I spray painted a box of glass bulbs black and let dry. (It took a couple of coats of paint.)

2. Next I hand painted a white heart, with a circle on the bottom (see photo) on the front of the ornament to make a belly

3. After that paint was completely dry, I sprayed it with clear spray paint. This seals it and gives it a little shine.

4. I then cut out small triangles for noses and little feet from yellow foam felt.

5. I glued google eyes, triangle noses and feet into place. (I used super glue gel—the gel stays in place and doesn’t get all over your hands)

6. A Santa hat is optional. I think it’s cute with or without the hat. To make the hat, I used a rectangle piece of red felt 6"x2" I glued the short sides together, then used a needle and thread and gathered the top. Glue a white pom-pom on top to complete.

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