The basic pattern for the pencil toppers is the girl in the orange dress which is a free pattern on the Love Knitting website by Dollytime. You can find the pattern here: https://www.loveknitting.com/dolly-pencil-topper-knitting-pattern-by-dollytime.
I didn’t follow the pattern to the letter, but mainly used it for the dimensions.
For instance, I thought the arms looked better braided than twisted. I made the others as I went along.
The pirate’s head scarf and frilly shirt front are knitted, whereas the little red riding hood hood is a piece of felt sewn up.
I made Elsa’s diadem by sewing some silver sequins on her head, and braided her hair in a fishtail.
I used some small rings (normally used to make jewellery) for the glasses of the old lady and pearl beads for the necklace. I used the same rings as the glasses for the pirate’s earrings.
You can buy these toppers from TheFrogInTheCraft Etsy shop.
I will be making more toppers very soon and would love to get suggestions for which characters to make next. So go ahead and comment!! 🙂
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Well! I haven’t posted in a while,…. so here goes… !
Some time ago I organised a challenge at work for which I needed some trophies but didn’t want to spend loads of money for them… So I decided to “Blue Peter” some of my own creation…
To make them, all you need is:
A plastic glass (wine or champagne type is probably the best type for this project)
A polystyrene / cardboard or plastic cup (for the bigger trophy only)
Sequins, glitter glue, glitter and gold paint (or anything else of the sort which you can use for added bling or to decorate the trophies with)
I didn’t want to detail what I did because this is purely to give some ideas as to what can be done…. Just let your creative juices take over!! 🙂
So what I did, includes:
dropping some sequins in the hollow part of the glass foot
made a lid with card to close off the glass and decorated it with glitter glue and sequins
Inserted a small card (on which I wrote what the trophy is for) inside the glass
used the polystyrene cup to make the trophy bigger, more like a cup (and I could have cut the cup about a quarter of the way from the bottom and painted it black, to use as a shorter foot to the trophy instead)