I used the patterned paper side, of a black daily doodle page to add a fun pattern around the nutcracker's hat. I also used lots of sprinkles, an ornament sticker and a thin paper strip, that was curled to add a little whimsy!
Regular doodle twine was used around his hat, cuffs and shoulders. Then some Chunky Twine was glued around the hem of his coat.
To create the belt, I used the hounds-tooth patterned paper, from the front side of the black Daily Doodle page and a metal ribbon slide.
Vinyl numbers were a placed in the center of the Daily Doodle squares then cut out. The sign was made up of chipboard pieces that were layered together and attached to a wood dowel. A small clothespin was glued onto the scalloped square and used to hold the countdown numbers in place.
Since the base of the nutcracker is a box, you can store the rest of the countdown numbers inside.
Thanks for joining me today and make sure to come back this week for more Daily Doodle inspiration. Jennifer