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Swan Ornaments


Did you know I have a thing with egg cartons? They sit on my counter asking me to configure them in as many possible ways as I can. They are like puzzles, only more exciting! So far we've made Dancing Fish, a Totem Pole, a Quartz Vase, a Venus Fly Trap and a bunch more! Check it all out!

Since it's nearly the month of Christmas, we decided to go with something well, Christmas-y! Nothing says Christmas like an ornament. Also, swans. They are decidedly Christmas, right?


What do you think? I think they would look really quite lovely on a tree. I don't have my Christmas tree up yet or I'd show you. BUT! I did snip some of my Cypress bush to give you (myself) a taste.


I think it's time we got on with it.

Gather:

*Egg cartons (The rounder bottom types)

*White, orange, black acrylic paint

*Brushes

*Glitter (optional and biodegradable if possible)

*Hot glue

*Scissors

*White piping ribbon or other desired ribbon

Create:

1. Cut six bottoms of the egg carton out. (6 per swan)



2. Begin to build the swan body by gluing one bottom on top of the other at a slight angle toward the front of the body. Continue until 4 have been glued together. You can add a cut down the center of the top piece if you would like the wings to be out a bit.