Dancing Penguin Shaker

Hi everyone!

Today, I have a shaker decoration to show you. I also call it a Dancing Penguin Shaker Ornament.
It looks pretty simple, but I can tell you it takes quite some time to make it ready to be added on your tree as a decoration. Let’s say that I worked an entire morning just to create it. Shakers have an awesome effect especially for children. And this one was a gift I made for my lovely niece Antonia.

To create the shaker I die-cut 3 times the WPlus9 Anastasia Tag out of thick kraft cardstock. I ran two of them through my XCut machine and die-cut the shaker window using the oval frames that come with the tag. I have also die-cut a piece of acetate and a double -sided foam adhesive with the same tag die. I adhered the foam adhesive to one of the tags with a window frame and ran through the die-cut machine to make a window in the foam adhesive pad too. It’s been quite a challenge to make it to the end!

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Inside the shaker, I had coloured in with my Promarkers one penguin and some baubles I got from Gerda Steiner‘s Dancing Penguins digital stamp set.

Then I assembled all the pieces together and before adhering the last bit, I added some sequins, some tiny stars and some clear beads from my craft stash. Once they were all inside, I placed the last cover and the shaker was ready. To finish it and make it look like a decoration, I added some bakers twine in red/white and brown/white.

Since this is a shaker, I asked my husband to make a quick video with it.

And here you have Antonia, my beloved niece, hanging the decoration in her tree. Many thanks for the photos (below) taken by my brother, a passionate photographer.

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Ah, not to forget, I’d like to add that this is the first video I edited myself. I know, it is a very short one. It is just the beginning of a new stage.:)

Many thanks for your comments and for stopping by,
Talida

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