Monday, December 8, 2014

Make A Cute Snowman For Holiday Gifts

Are these snowmen cute or what?!  This is a great craft to make and give away as a gift.  Or make several and keep one for yourself!

We went to my parents' house for Thanksgiving, and while we were there my dad had a craft for my daughters to help with.  My dad painted the snowman "bodies" and had my daughters add the faces and Frosty name.



I wasn't part of the crafting, so I don't have a step-by-step tutorial, but I can tell you how they were made.  It was a great idea, dad!

Materials needed:
1 - 4" to 3" galvanized duct reducer, this is one piece of metal with two different size ends (body)
8 - 3/8" brown or black felt pads (eyes and mouth)
Gorilla glue or E6000 glue, craft glue may work
1 - plastic wire connector (nose)
labels or print out on paper (the Frosty name)
black spray paint (used glossy finish here)
white spray paint (used matte finish here)
red spray paint (used glossy finish here)
painter's tape

First you need to tape off the duct reducer with the painter's tape and spray paint the colors as shown above.  Black being on the 3" end, white in the middle, and red on the 4" end.  You will probably want to spray each color with two coats, letting each color dry in between.

When the snowman body is completely dry, glue on the felt pads to create eyes and a mouth.  Glue on the orange plastic wire connector for the nose, and glue on the label or paper Frosty for the name.

These are perfect for gift giving this holiday season!  Have fun making them!

15 comments:

  1. I love this! So fun! Will you add it to our link up today?!

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    1. Thank you, Becky! I just added it, and I appreciate the invite! :)

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  2. What a great idea! So glad you joined us today!

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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  3. Really a lovely idea, they look good!!

    Rosa

    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Wordless Wednesday! I hope you visit again this week!

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  7. These are so cute! I love snowmen because I keep them up all winter! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I love snowmen for that reason too! No need to put them away after Christmas.

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  8. Too cute! Thank you for linking up last week at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by today to link up and enter our giveaway! http://bit.ly/1GNpmUs

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