Sunday, January 11, 2009

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors..Literally!


I was feeling a bit lonely this weekend, so I decided to make these wintery friends from -you guessed it- leftover fence pickets, fence bolts, a few scraps of polar fleece and a little bit of paint! They were super easy to put together and tons of fun too.

For the snowmen I watered down a bit of white paint to create a white wash. I used that to paint the snowmen. After that dried, I painted on the eyes, mouth and buttons with black. While that dried I painted the fence bolts orange and once they dried, glued them into place. The hats and scarves were cut, folded and stapled to the picket from the back.

The Santas were painted freehand. I used snowy accent paint for the beards and fur on the coats.

The Penguin was white washed and black features added in. Hat and scarf were stapled into place. I used two orange fencebolts to create his beak.

So, as you can see, in this case, good fences make good neighbors!

9 comments:

christie said...

Those are really cute!!!!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Oh my! I never would have seen such possibility in old posts! They're too stinkin' cute!

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

OMG, these are adorable!!!

Cindi said...

I love these, and I think I spot one that looks like Pep`e. lol
Mine that you made me was the fist winter decoration to go up at my house this year!
:)

Loobylou said...

way to use hubby's scraps! I bet these will sell like hotcakes.

Karen said...

Oh goodness! These are sooooo cute! I never would have thought to make those. What a creative spirit you are!
:> Karen/TiikkiStars

Kimmy said...

Oh my goodness these are just darling! What a cute and clever idea. It's also a great way to recycle. Would you trade my neighbors for your cute posts? Ha ha ha.

LINDA said...

These are so cute!!!

Godelieve said...

So creative! Very cute "neighbors"!!