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« on: December 10, 2015 07:11:42 PM »

so, for $25 at Kohl's, you can get these cute mice ornaments made from wine corks (ok, so this is a set I just noticed.  but you can buy them individually too.  or you could back when I first saw them 2 years ago).  I got most of my corks for free, and I had felt, wire, pins, jingle bells, and snowflake brads on hand.  but still, they only cost a couple of dollars to make, and I think mine turned out cuter.  plus handmade rules.   Cheesy



one goes to my mom's sister, the other to my dad's sister-in-law.  though now that my mom has seen them, she wants one.  I just need to buy more wire.  I only had enough for two.  but I just love how these guys turned out.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015 10:19:19 PM »

I just need to buy more wire.
I read your sentence as" I just need to buy more wine"!
Well, one has to make sacrifices in order to craft...

The mice are adorable. I don't have a Kohl's store here so I have no idea if your mice look very much like the ones for sale or not but anyway, they are super cute and don't seem very difficult to make either. I envision a whole menagerie of cork-animals: giraffes, elephants, reindeer, cats and dogs of course and maybe Santa too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015 11:18:29 PM »

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
ah yes, the sacrifices we make for crafting sake.   Cheesy  Wink

I the set online isn't as cute as the original ones I saw.  I'll throw the link up in the original post.  but sure, I suppose many characters could be created!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015 01:02:10 AM »

Your little mice are so much cuter! But maybe I'm just biased because yours are DIY, which to me is usually much better.

I just need to buy more wire.
I read your sentence as" I just need to buy more wine"!

I misread it that way, too! Grin I think it's because a lot of my family loves wine (never been much of a fan myself) and asked for a bottle to share at Christmas.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015 01:22:49 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015 04:25:00 AM »

These are adorable! I have a weakness for mice and these are perfect! I have a ton of corks so I may have to try my own version
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015 05:17:24 AM »

I knew my wine drinking habit had a purpose. Roll Eyes I've been looking for an ornament I could make for my grandson. These are perfect. One with a karate outfit, one as an elf, one as.......

Thank you so much for the idea. I really like yours best!
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015 11:39:37 AM »

thank you both!

and don't forget to post your versions when you make them!  I'd love to see what ideas others come up with.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015 11:51:42 AM »

I love the wire additions!  I've seen the ones made just with the cork, but they are not as cute.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015 11:54:47 AM »

just with cork?  I haven't seen those ones.

but yeah, I think giving them arms, legs, and a little wire tail makes them super cute.   Smiley
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