Let’s celebrate the new year with a bright and shining New Year’s monkey amigurumi!! Happy New Year everyone!
This is our last monkey amigurumi!! Yay! It’s been a year since we started on this idea of crocheting monkey amigurumis to represent each month of the year, and we’re finally done! It sure was a lot of work to do but the process was definitely very fun and exciting.
For our New Year’s monkey amigurumi, we wanted to go for the sparkling and glamorous look so we went all out on the decorating this time. Gluing every single piece of crystal onto its face, ears, and body was very tedious. But in the end, it came out way better than we expected! We really wanted this monkey to stand out from the rest so we used as many crystals as we could in decorating it.
We recently went on a trip to Las Vegas so that might explain our more glamorous approach to our New Year’s monkey amigurumi. :)
The crystals were originally for decorating the interior of your car. They came as a whole sheet of adhesive crystals where you could peel off chains of them and stick them wherever you want. Mom bought them a long time ago but only used a few of them on her own amigurumi and other creations you can see on her amigurumi doll site. So she threw the remaining crystals at us and we went to town with it!
Lucky for us we had a boat load of Mardi Gras beads all jammed together in a tiny plastic bag buried in our Christmas tree decorations box so the concept for this monkey was pretty much decided after we discovered it. They were all collected from dad’s company parties over the years and we just got a few more this year too!
Looks like our New Year’s monkey amigurumi had a blast in Vegas too!