Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 4


On the 4th day of Chrismas with DCWV, 4 collie birds.




Using a plain wooden nutcraker Rita used various trims, paint and the Christmas and Winter Stack to transform into the magical nutcracker you see here! It's the 4th day of Christmas and our nutcracker would be complete without the "four collie birds" at his feet! *Tip - when making your holiday crafts, especially those with curves it is easier to use a thinner sheet of paper like in the Christmas and Winter stack!

35 comments:

  1. OH....MY....GOODNESS!!! This is the best idea EVER for a Countdown to Christmas! Love what you have done here,Rita! Am off to try to find a cute nutcracker! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us!

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  2. I love it, what is a collie bird? I always thought it was calling birds but that doesn't make a lot of sense, lol!

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  3. So cute! Easy way to dress up anyone!

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  4. Fantastic job on decorating the nutcracker!

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  5. This is so cute for a Christmas countdown. My kids would love to see this out every year with new designs on every number!

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  6. OMG! I love this so much! Great job Rita!

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  7. Rita... what an awesome Nut Cracker and love the four collie birds.

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  8. She outdid herself with that nutcracker - amazing!

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  9. Amazing and fantastic and so clever. What a great idea and so appropriate.

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  10. Making Christmas decorations even better!

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  11. love the details and fantastic idea!

    Luanne

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  12. He is the cutest Nutcracker I have ever seen!!!

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  13. Rita, Rita, Rita!!! You amaze me with all your artistic ability!! Just a smashing Nutcracker and birds!!

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  14. I just love nutcrackers. Yours is just fantastic.

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  15. ok, you have caught my attention with you nicely upscaled nutcracker design. My husband when on an artist rampage back about 5 years ago, turned me off the nutcracker. Thanks for restoring the joy....smile
    avag

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  16. What a fabulous idea!!!! I will be on the lookout for a nutcracker at the after-Christmas sales and this will definitely be on among my Christmas decorations for next year.

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  17. love nutcrackers, great tip on the paeper weights. thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is so very beautiful, Rita!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. Love nutcrackers and this one has such sparkle! Way cool!

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  20. He's stunning! Rita - you're a rockstar!!

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  21. I love, love this. I am really getting into nutcrackers this season. This is fabulous!

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  22. Oh how creative. Thanks for sharing.

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