a festive forest is my fave

December 20, 2012

YAMF Holiday Handmade is sponsored by Kollabora, the community for makers.

I had so much fun getting the safari animals into the spirit of things, I decided the forest friends needed to be festive too.
To make your own you’ll need:
– toy animals
– craft poms
– wire/pipe cleaners
– knit gloves
– ribbon
– mini wreaths (in the Christmas village section)
– hot glue gun

To make ear muffs: trim wire or pipe cleaner, bend to shape and hot glue to poms. Attach to ears with hot glue (it peels right off when you’re done).
To make a mini hat: cut the tip of the finger off a glove and hot glue a mini pom on top.
These are currently sitting on top of my dresser and I laugh every time I see them.


  • On December 20, 2012 , sarah@boxwood said:

    worth their weight in gold for a little giggle! so cute. also, LOVE the pictures of your house:)

  • On December 20, 2012 , Little Kitchie said:

    ahhhh i SO love this. right up my alley.

  • On December 20, 2012 , Chelsea C. said:

    I’m sorry, but that hedgehog (is it a hedgehog?) in earmuffs is just beyond perfect!

  • On December 20, 2012 , Diana Rainer said:

    I want to live there. Magic happy forest land.

  • On December 20, 2012 , Jill said:

    I stumbled on to your site looking for something else, but plan on staying awhile. I LOVE your highly decorated forest friends. Very, very clever.

  • On December 21, 2012 , Tiffanie said:

    I LOVE these! I saw them on your house tour last week and wished I’d thought of doing it. So adorable and CLEVER! Happy happy to you!

  • On December 31, 2012 , jen said:

    those earmuffs are the BEST!! So cute. I wish i had seen this before Christmas was over… pinning for next year. :)

  • On January 10, 2013 , Haylee said:

    K what the heck. For some reason the email subscriber site I use to subscribe to your site decided to just stop sending me all your lovely posts so I never saw any of your amazing Christmas ideas until now! Booo. I love this idea though. Those deers are killing me, so cute.

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