How about creating a tiered stacking snowman? He’ll never melt and he’ll last for years and years!
To make my snowman, I needed cardstock, Echo Park’s Everybody Loves Christmas paper collection, felt, buttons, a little strip of ribbon, white fabric paint, sewing thread to match felt colors, some silver tinsel, some black spray paint, chalk and a hot glue gun as well as my Cricut and Winter Woodland cartridge.
First of all I left my paper mache boxes the original kraft color, because I knew I was going to add ‘snow’ to my winter scenes and wanted it to stand out against the background. Second, I took and hot glued a smaller round box upside down to the top of my snowman head box, this box is about 5 inches. The snowman body is about 8″, 10″ and 12″ inches around. Then I took the snowman hat ( the topmost box and lid to second box) and spray painted them black gloss, and let them dry well. Then I wrapped a green ribbon around the brim and hot glued it into place. I also added a bit of ‘snow’ with white fabric paint. Then I added a layered holly bunch and highlighted it with fabric paint.
For his face, I used my chalk and cotton puffs to make his rosy cheeks. Then I hot glued on his two button eyes, and some buttons for his smile. For his carrot nose, I cut out and sewed a basic tall triangle shape, leaving the large end open, then I turned it inside out, and stuffed it, then sewed the large end closed. I hot glued his nose into place and highlighted the carrot with orange sharpie marker.
For his middle and bottom, I first tore white cardstock and glued it into place along the bottom edge. For the top woodland scene, I cut the trees from cardstock and hot glued them into place, cut out several bunnies and squirrels and placed them randomly around the scene. I then took white fabric paint and created snow at the base of my trees along with topping them with some snow.
For the bottom houses scene, I cut out houses from various colors of cardstock and patterned paper along with several trees. I also topped the houses and trees with fabric paint.
To make his arms, I cut out basic mitten shapes from felt,sewed and turned them right side out, stuffed them and left the end open. Then I formed two opened ended rectangle like pieces, sewed and turned them right side out, then stuffed them and finally sewed the two open ends together. Then I wrapped tinsel around the wrist part of the mitten. Then I hot glued them onto the lid of the largest box.
Finally I hot glued a length of green felt along the second box lid, and added a bit of extra felt with the edges fringed for his scarf.
Cricut Winter Wonderland Cartridge
Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas paper collection
white fabric paint
felt- orange, black, kraft colors
dmc floss- orange, black, kraft colors
hot glue gun
black spray paint
I hope this snowman inspires you to create some of your own home decor. Perhaps an elf, or a Christmas Moose? maybe even Santa himself! Happy Holidays!