Monday, September 2, 2013


Dec 8 2010

Snow Family

Posted by: Kristen Swain · Edit

Hi! Kristen here with a fun and personalized Christmas Home Decor item for you.

I just can’t resist snowmen, they are so sweet and adorable! I have a whole tree that I decorate every year at Christmas that is full of snowmen, and sometimes I leave it up into the winter months as well.  I have been chopping up lots of styrofoam balls this year to create snowmen on all my decor projects!!
When we first received these papers (Paper Girl from The Girl’s Paperie) I just couldn’t resist grabbing them up and playing. Now one of my new favorite things this Christmas is changing up my Christmas colors. Sure, red and green are pretty and traditional. But what  about adding in some pink and lime, or lime and baby blue? Purple, cream, turquoise? I love all those colors and anyone that knows me, knows lots of pretty colors is right up my alley!!

What I did was to layer papers on the front of my frame insert. I removed the glass, for another project, and cut bits of the diecut paper and layered them on the background.  I then cut out my trees and added them to the background, adding some yellow gems to the stars on top.
Next, I cut three sizes of styrofoam balls in half, in sizes 3,2,1 inches. Now for the personalizing part. Our family has my hubby, myself and two darling daughters, so I made four snowpeople and added them to my background. Just a note- I used hot glue to attach the styrofoam and accessories. I then painted all my snowpeople with white acrylic paint, and sprinkled some clear glitter over them and let them dry.
Once they were dry, I added some rosy chalk cheeks, and used a black sharpie pen to detail their eyes and mouths. I cut tiny carrot noses from some orange felt and glued that on as well.
Then I decorated each snow person with felt scarves, fun paper hats, glittery buttons, and some tinsel ribbon.

I also cut out  the word phrase, and added foam tape to the back of it to make it stand out from the background. I then added glitter to the individual letters and a button to the letter O.
Lastly, just to add a bit more decoration to the frame, I cut out thin strips of the patterned paper, and hot glued them into place, after trimming the edges at a 45 degree angle.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today, and perhaps you will be inspired to create your own snow family as well!
Cricut Expression
Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge
5 inches
5 inches
Layer- 5 inches

Phrase-2.5 inches
Phrase- 2.5  inches
Phrase Shadow

Paper- The Girls’ Paperie- Paper Girl Collection
Hot Glue Gun/Foam tape- Glue Arts
8×10 frame
Styrofoam balls/buttons/felt/gems- craft supply
Chalk- Pebbles
Tinsel Ribbon- Pink Paislee

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