I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving. We had a great day visiting with extended family and of course eating, a lot. With starting a new job and enjoying family time with our oldest home from college for a few days, I haven’t been around here as much lately. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy with several projects. I look forward to sharing many of these in the days and weeks ahead.
Do you remember the sweater vases I made? Well, since they only used the sleeves, I knew I wanted to come up with some way to use the rest of the sweater as well.
Then I came across an ornament that gave me just the idea I was looking for. Isn’t this the cutest face?
I knew the sweater was destined to become the body of a fat little snowman!
To make this cute little guy, I used the same technique that I used for the vases. I turned the bottom finished edge into the neck of the sweater and hot glued it onto a large Styrofoam ball. Then I cut the sweater and glued the edges down, overlapping in the back. I did the same on the bottom, cutting some slits into the sweater so that it would overlap and lay flat. I didn’t get any pictures of this because I was so intent on trying to figure out how it was going to work, I forgot to take pictures of the process. But basically I did the same thing as with the vases. Here is what it looked like when it was finished.
Then I cut a few branches from my yard for the arms. Actually I sent my son into the yard to cut the branches since it was cold and snowing. He’s a very good son.
I attached the head to the body with a toothpick
and tada, cute snowman.
Only… something was missing. I cut out a triangular piece of fleece and hot glued it into a cone.
After a little adjusting… the perfect winter cap.
Now he is complete.
The perfect happy little snowman, all dressed for some fun in the snow.