Monday, January 5, 2009

Two Fun Snowman Projects

Snow Snuggles (snowmen)
A quick, easy winter project, make a family of 3 to set on the mantle or step.
One tube sock, turned inside out
Yarn or string
3 buttons
A scrap of fleece from sweatshirt or a piece of flannel
2 black sequins or make black French knots for eyes
Scrap of fabric for a scarf
Beans, rice, or those expensive pellets for filler
Fill the tube sock with filler.
Tie the string tightly to create 2 or 3 sections, depending on the size of the snow snuggle and sock.
For a baby snowman, you will use only 2 sections.
Make a tube with the fleece or flannel,
tie it at the top,
stitch or glue it into a cap,
putting a pompon on top if desired.
glue or stitch the cap to the head, add the eyes and scarf.
Easy Snowman Pin
You will need:
Lightweight cardboard
Brown paper bag
Man's black sock
White acrylic paint
Craft glue
Hot glue
Buttons for the belly
Small beads, embossing powder or black felt pen
Ribbon or strip of fabric
Pin backing
Draw two circles on the cardboard to make your pattern, about 2 inches for bottom and 1 inches for head. Fold brown bag in half, trace snowman, and cut out two pieces at same time. Paint with two or more coats of white paint. Make a small slit in the center of back bottom (this will be used to stuff a little poly fill in after glue is dry). Glue together around outer edge. I used Aleene's tacky glue. Hot glue two buttons on belly, I used a small red and green one. I put two dots for eyes and five dots for mouth. I used embossing powder for mine but if you have small beads that would look great. The hat is made with a man's black sock. Cut a strip from top about 1 1/2 inches x 3 inches and hot glue around top of head. Tie ribbon or a strip of fabric around hat and neck. Hot glue a pin on back. Add some glitter highlights for a little more sparkle.