Monday, November 8, 2010

Nut Critters

We live in a neighborhood with lots of nuts.  Not my neighbors - they're perfectly sane.  I mean actual nuts...lots of nut-bearing trees.  Chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and acorns abound this time of year and Susannah and I invariably collect the really good lookin' ones when we're out walking around.  Then, we use them for crafty purposes.   


We used some glitter glue, felt, beads and a hot glue gun to create these little nut critters.  The turkey has a chestnut body, an acorn cap head and helicopter leaves (you know, the things that drop from maple trees) for its feathers.   

The hedgehog is my favorite.  He's got a chestnut body and an acorn cap face.  We glued zig-zagged strips of felt onto the chestnut to make his spines.  Isn't he cute?

 
Isn't there an old saying...something about "a hedgehog in the hand is worth two in the bush?"  I think that's how it goes. 


Half of a walnut shell transitions nicely to a turtle shell, don't you think? 

I'm not sure what we're going to do with these nut critters, but they're a great rainy day craft project and, judging by the weather forecast, I think we'll be making more in the days to come.


   


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36 comments:

  1. The hedgehog is the absolute cutest!!! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing such craftiness! xo

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  2. So adorable. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Oh my, I LOVE THESE! Now I'd like to figure out a way that Kindergarteners can make them.... I have lots of acorns I gathered this summer and this is the perfect project for my class! Thanks for sharing.... :)mercedes

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  4. So, so cute! My kids would love to make these! Of course, we don't have quite the variety of nuts here but we're good at improvising! :) Would love for you to share at my Holiday Hookup tomorrow!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/

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  5. LOVE the hedgehog, Megan! What adorable creations. Super creative!

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  6. Very clever! I think the turtle is my favorite though!! Kerri

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  7. Oh my goodness, so cute. Love the hedgehog!

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  8. Those are so cute! I have a friend who loves hedgehogs - I may have to make her a few!

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  9. I love this little hedgehog guy! This is what caught my eye to come look at your page and I love all the crafts you do with 1930's prints. I have small children and am finding a lot of great sites for craft idea and gifts to do with them. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your talent with mom's like me!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  10. Very cute and inventive. I like the turtle. :)

    Erica (stopping by from Todays Creative Blog linky)
    http://acireg.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh wow!These are ADORABLE! One cuter than the next!!!

    Thank you so much to linking up to Kids Get Crafty and showing us you fab creations!!

    Maggy

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  12. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  13. What a great project to do with my daughter!

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  14. Cute, cute, cute! I love the hedgehog the most.

    By the way: Your Blog Title cracks me up!

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  15. Those are just precious!!!!! Love the hedge hog!~

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  16. LOVE that hedgehog!!!! Too cute! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  17. oh.my.goodness! I am in love with the hedgehog!
    Thanks for linking this up with Theme Party Thursday. You always have such cute stuff!

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  18. Adorable Megan...Jax is now eager to go look for some acorns! yay, forest walks.
    And it looks like we're both in the Fall Blog cleaning mood...I'm just in love with how you've arranged your link buttons and desperate to get away from that single long list look...any tips you might be willing to share! greatfully appreciated!

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  19. OMG - that hedgehog is soooo cute!!! Clever idea!

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  20. These are absolutely hilarious and cute! Plus, best opening lines ever!

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  21. I agree...ADORABLE!! I heart the hedgehog!! We have a lot of nuts in our neighborhood too...but I will not comment on which type ;-)

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  22. Loves these. Your project has been included in today's features at Sew Can Do. Stop by & grab a Featured On button!

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  23. my daughter would love this. so cute!

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  24. Those are adorable! Excellent idea!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  25. wow, what a fabulous animals! Great to be creative with the world around you...
    Happy Sunday, love Maaike

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  26. love each and every one of these!!!!! you are one talented lady!!

    xo
    monica

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  27. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  28. i like those little critters so much, i'm gonna pretend that i gave you that idea. that's okay, ain't it? lol

    first time here and loving your site!

    thanks!

    melinda

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  29. These are awesome! I just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring them on my blog today.
    xoxo,
    Amy
    p.s. Thanks so much for linking up to Point of View, I love your blog and I'm so happy to have you.

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