I have always said you will never find an animal stuffed and hanging on my wall, anywhere! Not because I have an issue with people who do (we live in Wisconsin, it's not uncommon here), but just that it's so completely opposite of my style. But then, a LONG time ago, I saw this tutorial at Chronicle Books and fell in love with it. And since it's not dead, or stuffed, I decided it was finally time to make one, but I didn't have enough foam board on hand (or wall space at the moment in our little apartment) so I made this little mini version and put it up on my inspiration wall!
It took me a while to figure out what the body piece was when looking at the template, I guess they break it up due to printing size for the large one, so when you see the pieces that are open ended they are supposed to be cut out and taped together before cutting out of your foam board. I did not realize this about the head when I made mine though which was a real pain in the but! So I ran some hot glue down the two pieces and luckily it's hidden enough on the little guy that you'll never know. Would have been helpful to have a few more directions though (ahem, who ever wrote this tutorial to start with!).
Since mine is little I used 2 sheets of scrapbook paper. I wish I would have had the wood grain paper like they used, I need to get one of those woodgrain tools from home depot so I can make my own.
I'm so going to have my husband make me a big one out of wood to hang my necklaces on, that would be quite the jewelry holder! You'll have to wait until probably 2013 to see that blog post!