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!