Turn peanuts into adorable Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree or display around the house.
- Peanuts (in shell)
- Sewing needle
- Needle-nose pliers
- Glue gun
- Cotton makeup pad
- Felt-tip marker in black
- Red fabric, 2¼" square
- Acorn cap
- Florist wire (10 cents; at Michaels)
- Pipe cleaners in brown and metallic gold (7 cents; at Michaels)
- 3-millimeter pompoms in black, red and white and 5mm pompoms in red (5 cents; createforless.com)
- Acrylic craft paint in red and white (30 cents; at Michaels)
TO MAKE REINDEER:
1. Pierce each end of a peanut with needle. Fold a length of florist wire in half and insert folded end into top of peanut, gently pushing until it emerges from opposite end. Use pliers to bend both ends into loops.
2. Fold a brown pipe cleaner into a V shape, then bend each half of V into an antler shape. Glue center of V to back of peanut.
3. Glue on black pompom eyes and red 5mm pompom nose.
TO MAKE SANTA:
Paint half of a peanut red. Cut a cotton pad into a bib shape and glue to peanut for beard. Glue on red 3mm pompom nose. Draw eyes with felt-tip marker. Wrap square of fabric around head and glue with seam in back. Working from back, pinch fabric into
a cone shape and glue. Glue white pompom to tip.
TO MAKE A SNOWMAN:
Paint a peanut white. Draw face and buttons. Glue on acorn cap for hat. Wrap gold pipe cleaner around neck for scarf.