Friday, November 20, 2009

Snow Friends

I am, seriously, so in love with these guys!! When I saw them on Amanda's blog, I knew I had to copy (thank you Amanda and Maddie!). We picked up the pavers (though not easily; they're heavy!) at Home Depot (or was it Lowe's?) and painted them with acrylic paint (2 coats each). I gave Maddie a sponge-tip painter and she went to town. Very helpful. :)
Then, I glued on pom-pom ear muffs, a fleece scarf, some buttons and eyes. I used puffy paint for the nose and smile. As much as it angered Maddie, I had to do these steps because a) I used a hot glue gun and b) I did not want puffy paint everywhere.
On the back of each one, I traced Maddie's hand with Sharpie and wrote the date.
Love these guys!!
These were some fun ornaments we made. I used foam sheets (Dollar Tree!) and precut all the pieces. I connected the circles with jump rings (found in the jewelry-making section of craft stores) and Maddie says that they "dance." She glued the pieces on and I punched a tiny hole in each hat so that we can thread a metal ornament holder through.


  1. It just occurred to me the other day to put a piece of white felt on the bottom of the snowmen so they don't scratch anything up! Now I am sitting in the office hot gluing felt during Madison's nap ~ FUN!

  2. Love it but I think this would be good for the family memebers I'm mailing too - a little heavy.

  3. every year i say i'm going to make these and i don't this year I WILL!