Saturday, December 11, 2010

The words "hot damn" may have been uttered

You remember the spiderweb wreath, right? Here's how it was reborn as a wintry landscape fit for an ice bear.

Making a yarn-wrapped wreath is pretty self-explanatory, but if you want more details here's a tutorial. The polar bear is a shadow puppet template from Martha Stewart.

The snowflakes are made of waxed paper. I think I got the idea to do that somewhere on the Internet but now I can't find where. Here's how to make (scientifically correct!) six-pointed snowflakes.

The snowflakes are attached with straight pins (don't push the pin all the way flush with the wreath or the snowflakes will wrinkle--pull the pin head out just a little bit). The polar bear is attached with masking tape (for real! hey, it's held for almost a week now so I'm calling it a success.)

And voila!

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