The life time of glass Christmas toys is verysmall - it's good if they live a few seasons. But even in this case, cracks and chips appear on them. Especially often at glass toys the top with a wire-holder is beaten off. But if the ball itself remains intact, he can give a second life, using for crafts. In my box with toys, I found two ornaments with broken off tops: a matte white ball and a translucent toy, in the form of two balls standing on top of each other. Looking at them, I decided to make a snowman from these toys. For work I needed:
- 2 fur-tree toys;
- glue for glass;
- 2 half-beads, a piece of wire and a red cone-shaped detail from the child's designer for the face;
- Red and white knitted fabric with pile for scarf and cap;
- scissors, thread, needle.
First I glued 2 Christmas trees so thatthe blank for the snowman has turned out. After the glue dried, I began to finish the snowman. From the strip of red cloth I built a scarf, which, apart from decorating, also carried out a practical function - closed the place of gluing. To sew a hat, I found 2 red triangles and a white strip to the size of the snowman's top ball. I did not just put on a ready-made hat, but fixed it with glue - otherwise it would slip. The face of the snowman is "drawn" like this: eyes from two half-bushes, a smile - from a piece of wire, nose - from a detail of the designer. All these elements are glued. The snowman is ready, but he needs to create a comfortable "place of residence". To do this, turn off their tinsel ring, similar to the bird's nest. We put a snowman there, we add Christmas-tree toys in the form of Christmas trees, little Santa Claus. The composition is ready, put it under the Christmas tree. Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!