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Thursday, December 4, 2014
It's Raining Snow Men...
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.