These Christmas Log Decorations are just adorable – and kids will love helping to decorate them!
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OK so before I start this tutorial I’m going to be honest. If you can’t cut logs on the bias (or know someone who can) then this craft will just have to remain one of those lovely things that you pin on Pinterest. Because logs cut in the regular way just won’t work. Luckily for me, my husband is pretty handy with a chainsaw.
I had picked out three straight logs from our logpile and asked if the slanted cut was possible. Never one to refuse a challenge, my husband had all three cut within moments. I brought them inside to dry for a few days, then my son and I started decorating them!
I tried to keep things simple – using mainly a variety of craft foam sheets, googly eyes, and pom poms. I had no idea whether regular craft glue would work (I thought I might have to sneak them away and reglue with a hot glue gun) but actually it worked just fine!
Here’s how we made each log:
- brown craft foam antlers and ears
- lighter brown (or pink) craft foam for inner ear
- googly eyes
- red pom pom nose
- white acrylic paint
- black craft foam hat, eyes and mouth
- orange craft foam nose
- red craft foam hat
- white cotton wool beard and hat trim
- googly eyes
- pink pom pom nose
Here are the three finished logs! I tied a wide red ribbon around them, added a bow and this completed them as a set!
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