Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mr. Bill Ornament

Its Mr. Bill.  Oh, Nooooooo!    And he is created with recycled materials for a no out-of-pocket cost. 

If you are under the age of 30 you may never have heard of Mr. Bill.  He was a playdough character from Saturday Night Live that was popular in 1979-80.  His catch phrase was "Oh, Nooooooo!" as he was pummeled and destroyed by his nemesis, Sluggo, in every episode.   It is teen boy humor, and this was made for a person that was a teen and was a fan. 

Items used:
  •  2 Plastic lids, one white and one yellow
  • Glue Gun
  • Craft Glue
  • Pop tab
  • Craft Scissors
  • 3 soda bottle caps, 2 blue and one red if available
  • Plastic ring off of milk jug or soda bottle, red if available
  • Acrylic paint, red and/or blue (if needed)
  • Paint brush (if needed)
  • Yellow felt or paper
  • White felt or paper (if there is wording on the top of the white lid)
  • Ribbon, 8 inches or ornament hanger
  • Marker or pen

For the eyes, you will need two blue caps, for the nose 1 red one and for the mouth a plastic ring off of a milk jug or soda bottle.  If you do not have caps/ring in those colors, you can paint them with acrylic paint.  I didn't have the a red ring so I painted it red.  I also used red paint on the center of the red lid to cover up the wording on the top of the cap.

For the hair, a few inches from the top of the yellow lid, draw a line across then cut straight across.  

Place the small cut part on the felt, trace around it twice then cut (one will be for the front of the hair, the other for the back.  Glue one piece of felt to the front of the plastic.   Use the hot glue gun to go around the edges and and affix it to the bottom of the white lid to make the hair.

To make the face, use the glue gun to separately go around the edge of each bottle cap and then affix to the back of the white lid.    If the plastic ring is too large, which mine was, cut it and curl it up into a circle with a dab of hot glue at the end and then on the back and affix to the lid.

As there was wording on the top of my lid, I used an piece of thick white paper and traced around the lid, cut it out then glued it down with craft glue instead of hot glue to give it smooth surface.  Glue the pop tab in the center at the top for the hanger with the hot glue gun.

Glue the other piece of yellow felt over the top.   Thread a ribbon through the top of the tab or use an ornament hanger and it is ready to go the tree.

To learn more about Mr. Bill visit his website:

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