Sunday, December 24, 2017

Super Secret Christmas Present 2017 - Santa Dwarf Ornament

This year for for my family's Christmas party the elders decided that exchanging names and giving gifts was no longer the way we were doing things. Instead, we would be giving a $10 ornament and playing an exchange game.

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!