Vintage stuffed animals tug at my heart. Their scruffy fur and worn patches are visible proof of loving owners. I have two new white bears in my crafting stash that need some character. Before they find their place as shabby chic’ accessories, I’m going to give them an old age makeover.
Before [L] and After [R]
Clip fur on face to expose eyes and features. Vintage stuffed animals show wear on the faces from lots of kisses.
The new white bear gets a cold strong coffee bath. Soak only the surface of the fur by sponging coffee on surface.
Let bear dry overnight.
For a truly vintage look, I coffee dyed raw wool and needle punched the stained bear to give him a new wool coat.
All done and ready for love.