12 days of christmas homemade ornament (seven swans a swimming)

December 8, 2009

(illustration from Brian Wildsmith's 12 Days of Christmas)

Today we made our "seven swans-a-swimming" ornament. Again, trying to avoid making seven birds, I decided to try a mini-ornament.

For some reason, I did not get any before or during pics (sorry!), but you can see how it turned out.

I cut out seven swans out of some old packaging--2 parent swans and 5 babies (like in the picture from the book). I glued them inside an upside down cap from the tidy cats litter container. Then I glued a scrap ribbon on for the hanger.

Juliet had fun crumpling up foil and placing it inside (for the water). Then she decided it needed some blue shiny objects to make it even more water-like.

Lastly, we glue jewels on the outside of the cap.

After it dried, we hung it on the tree.

I have to admit. I'm kind of starting to miss the feathers...

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