Friday, November 6, 2015


A Tiny Tool Time "Chrismoose"

Hello everyone, Barbara Moore here and my project to share with you today is a cute little "Chrismoose" ornament. I have been making a lot of ornaments out of mini gourds in the past week. When I saw this particular mini gourd shape, the "Chrismoose" idea was born.

The supplies used used in this ornament were:
 1 mini gourd ornament
 1 small piece of masonite 1/8" thick
 small piece of fabric ( I used a tiny piece of fleece)
 med. sized pom pom
 2 jingle bells
 1 snowflake brad
  paint brushes

Tools used:
Proxxon Delta Sander  OZI/E
HSS Cutting blade for OZI/E ,  2 1/2"
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E (This jigsaw has a rounded foot for curved surfaces)
Foot Switch FS (Is a perfect addition to that jigsaw so that you can operate it without having to turn loose of what you have in both hands lol) 

I started out with a plain mini bottle gourd which I painted brown:
I then drew a pattern of my moose antlers and copied it onto the masonite and cut it out with the jigsaw:
(That was just a pose for the camera)
I then took the sanding part off of the sander and attached the HSS Cutting Blade. This is an oscillating blade and it was so easy to work with! I used it to cut a slot in the top of the gourd:

After cutting the slot for the antlers, I attached the antlers:

I then painted the antlers brown and drilled four very tiny holes in the antlers in strategic spots to attach the jingle bells, snowflake and hook. I painted the face, attached the pompom for a nose and cut a small piece of fleece and tied it around his neck for a scarf.

Now, isn't this just the cutest little Chrismoose that you've ever seen? 
I really love using these new tools and can officially say that I totally endorse them. I'll be showing many more gourd projects created with them.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post!
Barbara Moore


DocAngi said...


Carole Lassak said...

How creative!! Amazed at how you "see" an object when you look at a gourd.

Proxxon Tools said...

OMG cute

Unknown said...

SO Cute!!!!!