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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday afternoon Snowmen

So, remember how I promised that I would show you what to do with the ends that you cut off of those paintsticks?  Well, here it is:
First paint the paintsticks white, front, back and sides.  Next, drill holes in the tops as shown.

Paint the tops black, as shown, just a little past the indent.  Then I used the wrong end of the paintbrush to dot on eyes and a mouth.  These snowmen have a long face so put the mouth toward the bottom.  You can also draw on the eyes and mouth with a marker.

Now, I had these little resin noses that I bought a couple of after-Christmas sales ago.  I cut off the little stick like things and glued to the faces.
I cut 5 inch pieces of black wire to use for the hanger.  I threaded it through the holes, back to front, and made little circles with my needle nose pliers.  Then put a piece of ribbon above the edge of the "hat" so it kind of looks like a brim.  Trim the ribbon, add an embellishment, and tie on a little raffia and you have some really cute snowmen ornies!

If you don't have the noses, you can paint them on or make your own from fimo clay.  I used buttons and odds and ends to embellish the ribbon.


I also finished up some baby shoes.  I have been glittering some and bronzing others.  Here are a couple of pics of the finished product:

These can be finished off as pinkeeps, hold dried or silk floral, or hold battery operated tea lights.  I also finished off a couple of the glittered ones.  So far, I have sold every one that I have shown, so I wanted to get some completed. 
Hope you had a great weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Happen to be trying to find this and learned much more than anticipated in this article. Thanks.

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  2. I love your website and the items you have made thank you!!!!!!!!

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  3. what size are the paint sticks they don't look like the normal size

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  4. I'm going to make the paint stick snowmen for our secret. Sisters group at church.

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