Here in the Colorado Rockies, we have had a very cool and wet summer. My cool weather crops have exploded. Its hard to tell how large this cabbage is, but you can see my arm under it. With these four heads, I made 15 pints of freezer slaw and a half dozen packages of cabbage for soup.
I have this thing about these little tart pans. I think that's what they are.....anyway, when I see them, I buy them and turn them into, what else?, SNOWMEN! First I drilled a small hole in each one and added baker's twine for a hanger. I used chalk paint, but any type acrylic paint will do. It takes more than one coat. After the paint is dry, I used a sharpie to add the eyes and mouth, burnt orange acrylic paint for the nose, and a little blush for cheek color. When everything is dry, I painted a bit of ModPodge around the edges and added some silver glitter. I just love these little guys!
I don't know what exactly this is, but its some kind of spindle that I found in a mark down bin at Michael's. I thought it looked like a snowman totem pole. I simply added a base, painted, and used some ribbon as scarves.
A blank that I painted after drilling a hole for a hanger. I love this gingham ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Can you tell?
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Well, I am off to finish up my laundry and quickly mop up the kitchen floor (during Dr. Phil commercials. lol) Have a great holiday weekend, my peeps!