While I’m not decorating for Christmas yet, I have been itching to get started on some Christmas crafts. To digress for a moment, I’ve been in a funk for quite a while and, to keep myself from napping as a part of that funk, yesterday afternoon I decided to pull out some supplies I have in my craft room to make a few things.
I took an empty Altoid tin from my stash that I didn’t paint, because the red works for Christmas.
I also grabbed a Christmas scrapbook pad, a small bottle brush tree, a mini penguin, some glue, and a couple of other odds and ends. After tracing my papers for the tin, I laid everything out before gluing to make sure how I wanted this to look. I used a blue and white snowflake paper as my interior background.
I added a punch-out snowman from the same scrapbook pad to add some interest and another layer to the background. This pad also had ready-cut strips that I was able to use to line the inside of the tin.
On top of that I used Merry Christmas text (also from the same pad) but I put that on some foam tape to give it a little more dimension.
I did the front of the tin before I put the tree and penguin in. For that I used a different paper I had with ornaments, but that had the same blue as the interior paper. I used a little tag I had with a clear snowflake embellishment.
I also had the thin Christmas ribbon and added that to the outside rim of the tin. I used Aleene’s Craft Glue for everything except the penguin, tree and beads I added to the tree. I used hot glue on those.
I love this package of little penguins I picked up. I am a fan of the Penguins of Madagascar, which is what I think of when I see this little guy. Can’t wait to see their new movie! These penguins will be back for another project I have in the works, too.