Really, what could be cooler than an adorable little Deadmau5 head smiling at you from your Christmas tree this holiday season!?!??! Hey, I can't help but crack a cheezer grin when I see mine beaming at me - definitely my favorite Christmau5 ornament ever!
So, let's get you one too, k?
Here's the list of supplies n' stuff you're going to need:
3” Christmas ornament shell that separates into halves (available at Michael’s Crafts)
6mm thick sheet of Foamies craft foam
2mm thick sheet of Foamies craft foam
White paint palette
Extra fine glitter
White sheer fabric
Ribbon for Ornament Hanger
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Single edge razor blade
220 grit sandpaper
Dremel w/Drill bit, sanding discs, carbide cutting wheel
Step 1: Creating the Mouth and Lip
Start by marking your globe for the mouth opening by making a mark 2.3” down the each side of front half of your ornament. Since this is a full ball, and does not have the bottom cut out for a neck hole, you want to bisect it slightly higher than the actual halfway point on the sphere to look right when it’s all done. Now make a mark for the upper lip high point just slightly higher up, about 1/8” higher than the other two marks you just made. Measure down 1” from this dot on center and now you have the low opening of your mouth.
Use electrical tape to create a line connecting the top three dots, and repeat this process for the bottom lip. This will become your cutting guide for the mouth opening.
Using a very thin carbide cutting disc, very carefully cut the mouth out following the edge of the electrical tape. The cut-out piece will be reused when we finish the mouth, so take care to cut the piece very cleanly.
Once the piece is cut out, smooth the edges of the lip and the edges of the cutout piece with a sanding disc.
The lip will be made by applying a thin strip of 2mm thick craft foam to inner edge of mouth opening. Cut two strips of foam approximately 1/8” wide and attach to inner edge of lip with a very thin bead of hot glue. Make sure to not use so much glue that it oozes out between the foam and the ornament, because it will be difficult to clean up and give a smooth lip edge. After entire lip has been glued in place, give a final touch up with your sanding disc to smooth out any slightly uneven edges.