The upcoming 2018 will be held under the auspices of the Yellow Earth Dog. This is a very friendly and faithful symbol that will give everyone peace of mind, poise and success in business.
To make friends and appease the Earthen Dog, dedicate to it a wide variety of crafts that you can do yourself with your family, friends and children.
We offer you the best master classes in the creation of toys and decorations, which you can decorate the Christmas tree, interior or present them as a gift.
Crafting a dog for a Christmas tree
The symbol of the coming year must be present at the Christmas tree. Even a small dog will be the best decoration of green beauty.
For the manufacture of toys we need:
- wine corks or round sawdust-pressed tablets
- wire or toothpicks
- glue gun, yarn and dye
Process of creation:
- glue together a few plugs to get the body of the dog
- Using a knife, cut the legs, ears and tail out of the corks
- using glue gun glue crafts
- beads of black color will serve as an excellent material for the eyes and nose of the dog
- make a tongue out of red yarn, and use yellow as a scarf or other decor toys
The choice of yellow color is not accidental, because it is he who is considered the main one in the coming year. Use all shades of this sunny color in creating toys, decorating the interior or festive table, and throughout the year you will be accompanied by good luck and well-being.
Christmas dog of plasticine
Plasticine is a versatile and very convenient material for creating handicrafts. Even a child can cope with it and independently create an original crafts for the New Year.
To create crafts we only need clay and a few beads for the eyes. For a prettier doggie, use several colors at once — black and brown, yellow and brown, and others.
Take as a primary brown color. Form a torso from it. Try to make it slightly elongated or thick. It all depends on your imagination and skill.
Then blind the small details of the dog - head, legs, ears, tail. Attach them to the body.
Using black plasticine, make a nose, and embed the beads on the head at eye level.
You can create a specific breed of dog that will undoubtedly look much more interesting. Prepare for the finished product stand made of colored paper or plant a dog on the "stump" of traffic jams.
Crafts dog for New Year from felt
Felt - inexpensive and very practical material, which is most often used to create cute handicrafts made of fabric.
Today, handicraft stores offer a large selection of ready-made stencils and kits for creativity with felt. They are especially good for children, as they do not require special skills, work with many details or glue.
To create a toy made of felt, you can use ready-made sets, and you can show imagination and create a unique volumetric toy dog for a New Year's celebration.
We will need:
- felt of various colors
- needle and notes
Cut from felt the details of future crafts. You can do this yourself or use ready-made templates, which are presented in large quantities on the Internet.
So, the details are ready, it's time to start stitching. Try to make uniform even stitches along the edge of the product so that when you turn the fabric, the threads do not “look out” between the parts.
You can make a flat dog out of felt using a seam for processing cuts. This toy does not require typing. It can be supplemented with a loop and hang the finished crafts on the Christmas tree.
To give a toy volume, fill it with a filler.
To make the toy more realistic and cozy, decorate it with a checkered kerchief or a small knitted scarf around your neck, make interesting "spots" on the ears or torso of a doggie from felt of a different color.
Such a fun toy throughout the year will decorate your home.
Puff pastry dog toy
Making puff pastry toys is like working with clay. However, here you can show imagination and, for example, paint the finished product with gouache or watercolors with children.
For the test will require:
- a glass of flour
- half a cup of salt
- half a cup of water
Mix all the ingredients and knead the dough. Now you can proceed to the most creative stage - sculpting dogs.
There are no special recommendations here, as long as your toy looks nice.
Put the finished craftwork in the oven for a couple of minutes to make the dough freeze. Now you can paint it in a variety of colors, the main of which, of course, is yellow.
Christmas craft dog from buttons
This is one of the most original ideas for crafts, which is striking in its brightness and originality.
In each house there is a casket in which numerous accessories for sewing, embroidery and other needlework are kept. They do not do without a large number of bright color buttons of the different size. They will serve as the main part for the creation of New Year's crafts.
First of all, you need to prepare the foundation. To do this, find a picture of the dog on the Internet, print it on thick paper and cut the template.
Next, pick up the buttons that will stick to the paper. They should be flat, preferably multicolored.
Using a glue gun or Moment glue, glue the buttons to the base, alternating large and small ones.
Use smaller details for decorating the dog's legs and tail, use larger buttons to decorate the torso and ears.
Christmas craft dog pillow
In order for the Yellow Earth Dog to delight you throughout the year, sew a pillow with this symbol. The material can be used felt, cotton and calico fabrics.
Using ready-made templates, create and cut out the details of the future cushion. Sew them on a sewing machine or by hand and tamp with a filler.
Such an original pillow will perfectly fit into your interior. It will not only decorate the New Year's home design, but will also serve as a comfortable subject for relaxing on the sofa throughout the year.
New Year is the time when you need to show maximum imagination and creativity. After all, not without reason they say "how to celebrate the New Year, so spend it."
Therefore, create a cozy and friendly atmosphere in your home with the help of cute crafts and toys in the form of a dog - this faithful and devoted symbol of the upcoming 2018.