Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Candy Cane Mice

My mom used to make these little mice out of felt for candy canes when I was in school and I saw some that were made on this blog last year http://crazy4crafting.blogspot.com/, so I figured I would try and make some.  My mom did them out of green and red felt, but I decided to make mine in the colors of actual mice. 
I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge for the tear drop shapes and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge for the circle for the nose.

Next, I marked where I wanted the slits for my candy canes with a pencil and then used an exacto knife to cut them.

Once the slits were cut, I put my mouse together. I layed the ears down on top of the body and traced them with a pencil exactly where I wanted them to be.  This way, I would know where to put the adhesive.
Once the mouse was assembled, I used a white pen to add faux stich lines around the ears, whiskars by the nose and eyelashes.  The eyes are black, flat backed pearls.  I thought they really looked like the little beady eyes that mice have.

I then put the candy cane through the slits in the mouse. You can position the mouse so the swirl part of the cane will look like his tail.


Monica Flores said...

So cute!

Rhonda Emery said...

I think this is so cute.

Besthobbyeva said...

Super cute and I am not a fan of mice and I like these, lol!! Great job!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

shelly said...

these are adorable jean :)