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The 3 Little Bears...

OK, maybe not quite so little!  I was given a pallet that was used for something very heavy.  It was small but the boards on it were about 6 inches wide and one inch thick.  They were destined to be Bears!

The first order of business was to make a pattern, so off I went to the recycle bin for some chipboard!  
From here to the finished product, I forgot to take pictures...sorry! I get caught-up in a project and the last thing on my mind is a camera.  I'll try to do better next time - promise!

The bears were cut with a jigsaw, sanded, given  a coat of black craft paint, and distressed.  The muzzle, or snout, was cut from a thin piece of wood, painted, and glued on for a little 'dimension'.  

The eyes were painted and a scrap of red and white gingham was wrapped around the neck.  
I think they'd make great 'Greeters' at the front door, maybe with a picnic basket?

Here's hoping all is well in your part of the world.  The weather has been absolutely brutal in so many places.  May you be safe and dry!

Thank you for visiting the Cottage - have a wonderful week.


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  1. These are adorable. I see them in a future holiday display. They're already dressed in red gingham. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Good point, Rhonda! They ARE all ready for the holidays.

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    1. Glad you like them, Joanna.
      Stop by again soon!

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  3. These little bear characters are so cute. I love their little noses. Pinning.

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    1. Thanks, Leanna. I appreciate the pin!

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  4. How cute is that!! Love it! Great idea. Saw it from the amaze me monday party:)

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    1. Aww, thanks! I hope you'll be a regular visitor at the Cottage now.

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  5. These are adorable!! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party!

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    1. Thank you, Emily. It's always a pleasure to link-up at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Hope all is well with you!

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  7. The bears came out really cute. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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  8. Oh my goodness! These are adorable! I have a scroll saw I think I could use to make these if only I were more talented at using it! LOL

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    1. A scroll saw would work great! I used a jig saw with a fast blade made for curved cuts and had no problems. Give it a try!
      Thanks for stopping by - come back again soon.

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  9. These bears are so cute, I love the added details and scarves.

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    1. Thank you so much...I guess they needed scarves - winter's coming! LOL

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  10. These are just adorable, Ann! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like them.

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  11. Here in Maine, bears and moose are standard decor in houses and yards; they'd be adorable in the flower bed, too!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. They're pretty popular here in the Adirondacks too!
      Glad you stopped by...

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