For the blogger’s 12 Days of Christmas, the 3rd day is all about Snowman. Not the kind from snow but the crafty kind. Do you want to know how to make a snowman from a piece of landscape edging?
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I have certain materials I love to use when I create something and landscape edging is high on the list. I have made Pumpkins, an Easter Bunny, Firecrackers and a Christmas Candle. Now it is time to learn how to make a snowman.
Paint the landscape edging white. I had leftover DIY chalk paint that was mixed up for the little Christmas Candle ornament. It should cover in about 2 coats. Wax the edging after it dries.
As the paint dries you can make the eyes and mouth from black Sculpey. Mold the carrot nose from orange Sculpey. Just follow the directions on the package.
Drill a small hole in the snowman so a 3/16 piece of dowel will fit. Saw about an inch of the dowel and paint it in a light brown. Using an awl or pick poke a hole in the cork and hot glue the dowel in the hole. This is the pipe.
I used foam for the feet. I measured 4” x 5”. Then I found a container top that worked for the curves for the front and back. After that draw a line on the front of the side of the shoes to straighten out the curve. The foam I have has a sticky side so I used two and placed them together.
My edging is 3” diameter so I cut a 3” circle from black felt. Then another circle 5” diameter. Cut a rectangle that will fit the 3” circle. Make small clips on the top and bottom of the rectangle so it fits around the circle. I used hot glue to put together. Then to give the top hat some style take a pretty ribbon and glue around the hat. Make a bow and find a matching feather and glue to the brim.
Putting the Snowman Together
I added the pipe as an afterthought so the pictures won’t show the same sequence. And the face before the hat. I will write it down how I think it should be. Glue the top hat on first. This will help you judge where to place the eyes, nose, and mouth. Use hot glue and press the face on.
Glue on the shoes. Tie a piece of flannel around the snowman’s neck. Dab some snow here and there.
And you are done and have a darling little snowman to love. Now you know why I love making things from landscape edging.
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