Recently, I saw these snowmen posted on Two Peas in a Bucket. They were made by Linda Albrecht. When I saw these, I was absolutely blown away. I thought they were so creative, and so cute.
I found myself thinking about Linda's snowmen a lot. I knew I wanted to try to create one of my own. One in my own style and theme. I went ahead and this is what I ended up with.
My "snowperson" is made from a small bead jar which has a cork stopper and wooden scoop. I had a wooden ball that I used for the head. Just painted it and added pearls (with drawn pupils) for eyes and a red rhinestone nose.
The hat was made from some real wool felt that I had. I sewed the back together to form a cone shape and cinched up the tassel at the top. I covered the cork stopper with a red iridescent pipe cleaner.
I added a striped ribbon around the neck of the jar, and then a sheer ribbon was tied over it for the scarf. Silver foil ribbon spirals were added. Also, I added a clear button to the front.
Like Linda did with her snowmen, I added the pearl beads to the inside of my jar. I used white and black rub ons on the outside of the jar. There are snowflakes all around it, with "joy" in the front.
To personalize my snowman... I used the wooden scoop to form a safe place for my little birdy to live. I took a little piece of green dyed cheesecloth and placed it in the scoop. I perched my tiny little bird on top.
To complete the project... I made my snowman look as though it was actually out in the snow. Around the neck of the bottle, I added glue and glitter. This worked fine, but I found that my Stickles worked just as well... if not better... to make snow. I could make it kind of thick and lumpy in spots. I put snow all around the jar, on the arm, on the wooden scoop and on my snowman's hat. I even gave the tiny bird a bit of snow on it's head and wings.
I want to thank Linda Albrecht for her inspiration. I love my little snowman. I am happy how this project turned out. Maybe I will have to make more, so that my snowman has some friends. The more the merrier.