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North Pole Project

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polar bear snowball ornament

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Category Other
Style Cute, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Wool roving, pipe cleaners, paper mache ornaments, paint, glitter

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What are you most proud of? I love the way these turned out. The detailed miniature pipecleaner armatures worked well for the tiny needle felted polar bears, the candy-like sugar-coated snowball exteriors, the cuteness factor and how these ornaments pop and shine when they are on the tree. The little tag that says A Winter Gift pulls it all together.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun experimenting with different scenes. I also made a few deer in Muir Woods while creating my prototypes. Be patient -there are lots of little steps. Painting the interiers and exteriors of the balls, waiting for them to dry, adding the glitter, needle felting the tiny animals, designing and attaching the little gift tags.

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These are adorable ..... Any step by step instructions?

10/10/2013 Flag

I referred to some pictures in a Japanese book I found. I don't read Japanese so I just looked at the pictures and improvised. The photo showing the 4 phases, from pipe cleaner to finished polar bear are the closest I could come to providing a pattern. I wish I could be more helpful!

10/11/2013 Flag

These are just wonderful!

06/17/2014 Flag

How do I get directions to make the polar bears?

10/18/2014 Flag


10/25/2014 Flag

This is the book I referred to when making the polar bears https://www.flickr.com/photos/feltcafe/3976303292/in/set-72157622380074705

10/25/2014 Flag

So cute. Reminds me of the egg shell ornaments my grandma made. The ones we have are so ornate, the inside completely decorated. It's amazing!

07/01/2016 Flag