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Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's Raining Snow Men...

The weather outside is frightful... It is drizzling. And icky!

I woke up with one of my middle of the night ideas.  Making snowmen from the leftover Christmas snow blankets that I have been using to cover the yards.

I decided that it would be really easy to make snowmen to go in the yards.  It is!!! Especially with the Terrible Two plus One helping...

Tutorial time.  I started with one of those extra long toothpicks that I bought.  You could probably use a pointed skewer too.

Then I proceeded to form three balls by rolling them tighter in my hand.  The kind of snow sheets that I have are very loose.

After I got three balls of different sizes that suited what I had in mind, I stabbed up from the bottom of the largest one  with the toothpick. You might want to put a bit of glue between the balls.  I didn't because the stuff I have sticks to itself pretty well.

This is the hardest part.  The toothpick can get snagged and not go through if you aren't careful.

When I got all three of the balls where I wanted them and shaped right, I sprayed the whole thing with unscented Suave extra hold pump hairspray.  That seems to keep the balls in the shape that you want them.

I then went out in the wet backyard and found a couple of small Rosemary bush branches for the arm.  I simply put a bit of clear Aleene's Glue on the ends and stuck them in the sides of the middle ball.

I found some small black pebbles and used the same glue to put on his eyes, mouth and buttons.

I used an orange seed bead for the nose.

Tessie contributed her favorite Christmas hat..
Meet Mr. Snowman!  Easy as pie... I don't think that saying counts.  I hate making pie.  Too much fuss and bother...

See you tomorrow.

7 comments:

Fabiola said...

The snow man is very nice.

Vivian Fox said...

A very welcome and seasonal tutorial, thank you very much Casey.
All the best
Vivian

Lucille said...

Oh, my gosh! Your snowmen are so cute! Thanks for the idea, Casey!

Elizabeth S said...

Soooooo Cute!!!! Love your snowmen, Casey;
A VERY COOL IDEA! :D

mcddiss said...

una buena idea y han quedado fantasticos

besitos

Mari

pinehaven said...

These are darling! Great idea!
Love your blog....been following for a long time.

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Love the snow man!!!! :)