Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8: Blue Fox

I made a pie ornament for Edie, so I figured I should make Abe a blue fox in honor of his creative choice of costume this year. I was planning to make it from felt, but when I saw this tutorial (and free download!) for making taxidermy trophies from cut paper I knew that is what I had to do.


I printed the fox head on cardstock and covered the orange parts with blue glitter (I also added some white glitter to that triangle section of his chest below the nose). Then I folded it according to the instructions and mounted it on a piece of cardboard, which I had cut into the shape of a shield and covered with a faux bois pattern. I added a string, the date, and some details on the back about why this fox is blue and now he's hanging out on our tree with all the other woodland creatures.

To make your own fox...or deer or raccoon...look for the tutorial and free downloads over at Madame Citron. And check out our holiday index to find other fun things to make for your tree!

2 comments:

  1. ooh, love that! I need a whole day with nothing to do (and someone to hold the baby) to make a million ornaments!

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  2. That's quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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