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Make your Christmas decor come to life with these DIY Animated Christmas Ornaments! (they’re animatable decors with designs that move when you spin them!) (!!!)

🎄 Full DIY video + blog post here

🎅🏼 I’m also giving away the Santa ornament printable for FREE when you sign up here. And the 7 other decors are available in my new downloadables shop here! ✨

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The Sacred Art of the Ori by Laolu

“The Sacred Art of the Ori is a Spiritually Intimate Experience. It’s Cathartic for both me and my Muse. We Connect Our Minds, Bodies, and Souls on Higher Level. I paint their Spirit and Soul from that Connection. It Breathes Life into Us Both. ” — Laolu

My Art is called, Afromysterics, a term I coined in 2007, which means, the mystery of the African thought pattern. All of my work is heavily influenced by my Yoruba heritage and often related to the environment I find myself in. As a Pioneer and Leader in the Afrofuturism movement I consider it my duty to keep creating and to continue to push boundaries.

I am a passionate activist and you will notice how most of my works have social justice ideologies woven throughout.  Also, you will notice feminism, women and children are often present and common themes in my work, this is because of my work as Human Rights Lawyer in Nigeria I was impacted by the strength girls and women have shown me. #Love it!

How to Make TMNT Ornaments

Here’s a step-by-step guide for how you can Turtle out your Christmas tree, by our incredible background painter Miho Tomimasu!

ITEMS NEEDED

2 sheets of green felt
1 sheet each of red, purple, orange, and blue felt (cut into strips 1.5" wide- only need 2 strips for each turtle’s bandanna)

4 colored threads (red, purple, orange, blue)
2 embroidery flosses (pink, green)
8 black, 0.25" diameter beads
Needles (1 large, 1 small, several round pearl-head pins)
Scissors
Sharpie
Cup (diameter about 3.25")
Synthetic stuffing

STEPS FOR EACH TURTLE

1. Trace the cup onto the green felt with a Sharpie and cut the circle out (do this twice) 

2. Place the two cut circles on top of each other. Blanket stitch the cut circular felts to each other around the edges with the green embroidery floss. Stop when you reach 2/3 of the way around the circle.

3. Cut one of the bandanna strips to 6" in length.  Fold it in half and cut it into a leaf shape, but with the folded edge attached.

4. Cut the other bandanna strip to 8.5" and tie the piece from Step 3 around it—around the halfway point.

5. Align the top of the bandanna with where you started the blanket stitch, and tack it down with round pearl-head pins.

6. Dart stitch the bandanna down onto the green circle (using the thread that matches the bandanna), being careful not to stitch the two green circles to each other at the center (stuffing needs to go inside).

7. Embroider the mouth using split stitch and the pink embroidery floss.

8. Continue to blanket stitch around until you reach the bottom of the bandanna, and tie the floss off.

9. Stuff the green circle until it is very firm.

10. Tuck excess bandanna inside, and sew it shut.

11. Sewing the eyes: Start from back and pull the bead tight until it looks like a tufted pillow.  Sew through several times to ensure security.  Same for other eye.

12. Sew a loop on top.

13. You’re done with one turtle! Repeat steps 1 through 12 for other three turtles!

Pro Tip:  Mikey has a shorter bandanna bow and Donnie has a longer bandanna bow if you want to be super on-model!

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Good luck! Make sure to check out Miho’s other projects around the web:

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