While I'm not a fan of this kind of thing, because it takes away the idea of picking something specifically for someone. At the same time if means that I don't have to struggle to figure out something and then worry if the person I was matched up with would like it or not.
That said, as soon as I heard it was a ornament exchange, I knew what I had to do.
|Reaper Miniatures releases special Christmas themed minis this time of year, and they are only available during the month of December.|
On the 1st, I ordered up the 2012 Santa Dwarf with the plan to paint him up and turn him into a hanging ornament.
He was painted rather quickly, since he's on the small side and rather simple.
I did have a bit of fun with him though. He has a unicorn in his hip pouch, which I painted up like the unicorn plush toy in Despicable Me and the present in his rear pack I painted up with silver and red wrapping paper, like the paper I actually wrapped him in.
The hanger loop was made with a paper clip and a set of rounded needle nose pliers. The string that he hangs from was braided by my mom, after I told her I needed to buy some rope just to make the loop.
I still need to buy the rope though, as I have some mouslings and a Christmas Sophie that I want to turn into ornaments for my own tree. But, with Christmas come and gone, that'll have to wait til later.
That's it for now.
Hope you and your's have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!