Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy Cane Mouse ornament…and a gift for one of my fantastic bloggy friends!




This is an oldie but goodie, a bit updated with supplies from the new millennium.  I used to make these by the box-load when my daughter was little and give one to every one of her classmates.  You can craft a ton in absolutely no time too!!

Mouse pattern, click on and print full size


You will need:

Foam sparkle sheet (not the sticky back)

Scissors

Tacky glue

Wiggle eyes and a small jingle bell or pompom

Candy cane

1.     Cut the two pattern pieces from sparkle foam.  Cut the three slits, two vertical and one horizontal. 

2.     Feed the earpiece in and out through the vertical slits evenly. 

3.     Turn over and straighten the ears as shown in photo.  Glue on two wiggle eyes and a small jingle bell for the nose.

4.     Feed a candy cane starting from the front and continuing under the back section of the ears.  The crook of the cane will be at the bottom.  Hang it on the tree from the crook.


Now for the gift-giving…I think you all are the best and I would love to make a ton of these ornaments as I did for my daughter’s classes and give one to each and every one of you, but alas, the USPS is a bit pricey for that, so I will draw a name out of a hat and one of you will find a stick horse and a mousey in your mailbox very soon.  Oh, you need to leave a comment that says you would actually want it in that mailbox because I certainly wouldn’t want to send it to anyone who doesn’t.  Next week, I will draw that name.




15 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Those are so sweet, Crystal (no pun intended). I realized it after I said it. :)

craftattack said...

These look really delightful. Of course I would like them....Hugs, Valerie

Franz said...

Beautiful mouse,many funny!!
Have a good week!!

Ciao!

laurie said...

they are so cute, I would love my name to be entered!Your children were very lucky having all the wonderful crafts you have made over the years,

Craftymoose Crafts said...

These are as sweet as the stick horses--I'd definitely love to find them in my mailbox!

maddyrose said...

I have a new mail box with plenty of room and a tree with few ornaments and am a big admirer of your creativity so what do you think? The mice may be an oldie but they're new to me.

lenoracle said...

These are absolutely adorable! I might have to make a few for my cat to destroy this christmas, hahaha. : D

Heather said...

oooh i know a little mouse or two that would LOVE these!!! count me in!
I must try to make these, too! These are perfect for the class!

I was away and am back now! I missed you!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, this is so cool! Yes, please, I would love to be included in your giveaway ;o) What a treat ;o) Question, did you want to be in my giveaway? Because you didn't say your comment. If you don't, that's no problems, just making sure ;o) Have a great day!

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, you've outdone yourself with this project. It's so cute.

Maggie said...

These mice are just adorable! When my kids were little they would have want to make these. They did make the candy cane stick ponies.

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❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

So cute and easy to make!

Thanks,
Dee

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