Hedgehog Home - with seed pods and birch logs.
These cute little fellows are made from seed pods. There are many different seed pods in nature that would be appropriate for hedgehogs, just look around. Regretfully, I don't know the plant these came from but I have many different types in my seed collection that would work. Teasel (click for link) is another example of great hedgehog material.
I painted the hedgehog bellies a light tan color. It helps to find a picture of hedgehogs online and use as a guide.
I used a puff-paint in white to put drops of white for the eyes, I placed the beads directly in the paint. No glue needed. The nose got Elmers glue. The bead for the nose is slightly bigger than the eyes beads.
I used tiny pink shells for the ears but you can use paper, seeds or ??
Boy that nose looks big in a close up! lol Put the hedgehogs aside to dry and start on the house.
I like to use birch logs because they are both light, easy to work with and pretty. You need a roof, I used a tree fungus (baked at 150 for 1 hour, to get rid of bugs and to dry it). Glue it firmly on the top of the birch log (birch log approx. 6 inches) with hot glue. Next, cut a door from black paper and add cinnamon sticks to form the door. Glue moss around the roof and door to cover up empty space and glue overage.
Puff Paint for eyes.
You deserve a good glue gun! This one is designed with crafters in mind.
Make the baby buggy by gluing two empty walnut shell halves together. Use acorn caps for the wheels. It's best to use hot glue for this. Glue moss in the walnut shells.
Glue down the birch log with a LOT of hot glue, Glue the baby buggy onto the board. Glue down green moss around the whole area. I added rustic fencing, flowers and ferns along with pine cones and acorns. I made a little walkway with tiny pebbles and sand. Hot glue a short piece of cinnamon stick to the roof and put a wisp of wool for smoke on the chimney. Finally, make a little sign, if you so wish and then glue the hedgehogs in place.
Close up of chimney and little hedgehog. Cute! TIP: You can make these for next to nothing, dollar wise, and sell them for $20 and up.