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Wednesday, December 5

Create a Snowman from a Clay Pot


Do you love snowmen? They are beautiful when used as either Christmas or winter decor. They bring your home alive with magical enchantment, for wasn't Frosty enchanted?


Now you can create your own snowmen, snowladies or even a snow family using clay pots. You can decorate them to your own taste and turn your home into a winter wonderland by using a bit of glitter or buffalo snow. Create a snowscape, using these delightful creatures and a few houses and other Christmas village pieces.


Supplies:


* One 2.5 inch clay pot for each snow person you wish to create.

* 2 buttons.

* A 1.5 diameter wooden or styrofoam ball - wood works best.

* A child's knitted sock. (Available at most dollar stores)

* Ribbon - your choice of color.

* Fabric - your choice of color.

* Hot or cold glue gun.

* 1 small paint brush.

* 1 large paint brush.

* A fine tipped black marker.

* Acrylic paints - white and pink.

* Can of clear sealer.


How to:


* Cover your work surface with paper towels or newspaper.

* Place the clay pot upside down.

* Glue the wooden ball onto the bottom center of the clay pot.

* Dry thoroughly.

* Using the large paint brush, paint the outside of the clay pot and the wooden ball white.

* Dry thoroughly and give another coat of white paint.

* Continue in this manner until there is a good layer of paint so nothing shows through.

* Cut the foot off the child's knitted sock.

* Turn the cuff of the sock up to create a hat brim.

* Place the cuff part of the sock on the wooden ball for a hat and glue into place.

* Tie the colored ribbon around the top of the hat.

* Fringe the top of the hat, if desired.

* Tie fabric around the neck of the snow person as a scarf and glue it into place.

* Glue the buttons onto the front of the clay pot to resemble buttons on a coat.

* Create the snow person's face using the fine tipped black marker.

* If desired, add a bit of pink paint to the cheeks.

* Use some orange paint to create a nose.

* Use pipe cleaners for arms and glue a miniature broom in place. (These can be purchased at a craft store. I got mine at Micheals.)


Enjoy! Sorry I don't have time to post anything more right now. It's been a hectic two days.

Blessings ~Mary~

45 comments:

  1. Thanks Mary, these are really cute.

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  2. Good Afternoon Mary,
    Thanks for sharing the little snowman with us and the instructions on how to do it. It is just adorable. He would fit right in with a little village. I do hope you slow down a bit. I know how hectic it can be at times tho. Don't overdo yourself. The temperatures are dropping here again today. Down to 28 degrees tonight. High tomorrow only 45 degrees. Our temperatures are on a rollercoaster this week. Well, take care my friend and have a great Wednesday. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  3. I think my daughter would love one of these...now it may be next year before she gets one...lol...time cruch now in full throttle!!

    Have a warm and toasty day!
    =)

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  4. Mary,,, Have I told you that I am sooooooooo glad that I have met you...We may have miles between us but I so consider you a precious friend.. Maybe one of these days me and my hubby will head that way.. always wanted to see Canada... Love the snowman... I am so busy in the shop I just do not have time for such... but maybe I will save and make next year....Where do you find the time? hahahahha

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  5. What a wonderful craft activity. Snowmen certainly would brighten the day here in Southern California.

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  6. I love snowmen and this is a really cute one! Thanks for sharing how to make him.

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  7. Well, blogger just ate all the comments I made to you ladies. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I love you all and am thankful to call each of you Friend. Thank you all for your love and support.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  8. Mary, What an adorable little snowman! Thanks for adding the instructions & supplies.. This would be a such fun project to do with the Grandchildren.
    Take care! ~Mary~ :-}

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  9. I'd spend ALL my time knitting Frostie scarves and hats!

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  10. Mary,

    Yes, it would be a great project to do with our grandchildren. I was going to make these for them, but maybe we will find time to make some. The boys would love it. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. LOL Willow, I believe you would too.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  12. Oh I love this!!!! It's just too perfect, and so bright and lively looking!!!

    Your share today is perfect. Thanks

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  13. Anni,

    Thank you. I do hope you will make a couple of the little snow people to add to your wonderful Christmas decorations. These are lovely.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  14. I just love the snowman. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Hope you're having a good holiday season with all the hustle and bustle. take care
    alice

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  15. I've seen quite a few things made with clay pot.
    I was at a local craft show and they made snow men out of light covers.

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  16. Alice,

    Thanks for your comments on the snowmen.

    Peppylady,

    Yes, I've seen snowmen and other things made from burned out light bulbs.

    Thanks for visiting, Ladies.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  17. What a cute idea, Mary. I'm sending the instructions to my daughter. I know my granddaughter, Hannah, would love making a couple of these snowmen. Thank you. Hope you're resting up tonight from your hectic day.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  18. Mary,
    you are just too clever!!!
    is there anything that you can't do?
    I just love to come to your blog to see what new clever thing you have created or written or drawn...

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  19. Renie,

    I hope that Hannah enjoys making the snowmen.

    I was trying to rest up and watch the Nativity Story, but was interrupted, so am going to catch up here and head to bed.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. Mimi,

    LOL There are LOTS of things I can't do. For one, I can't sew very well. I know how to put a quilt top on the back and quilt it, but have never been able to finish the edges. One day I will write about the things I can't do.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Blessing,
    Mary

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  21. That is so cute! I wish someone would make one for me.

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  22. Hi Mary ~~ What a lovely little snowman -
    I will copy your very clear instructions.
    Thank you for that. And what a marvellous thing you do to write to soldiers to cheer
    their days, and by sending care packages.
    You are a very kind lady. Sorry things have been so hectic for you. It is a busy time of year. Thank you for your comments
    and I am glad you like the post about using our time wisely. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

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  23. I am back, like a teenaged pimple...always aggravating. LOL


    Anyway, I had to drop by 'cause I was visiting with The Rose of Sharon, Sharon, and saw your new holiday angel avatar [profile image]....it's very pretty!!!

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  24. Mary, I saw the card you made for Denise's dad. It's beautiful and you are very talented!

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  25. Hectic is a good word for the last two days. I admire you adopting a solider and thanks for sharing the website.
    I would love to have time to make several of these cute little snowmen in different sizes.
    Thank you for the award. I will post it later.
    I wish I could twich my nose and come help you shovel the snow.
    peace

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  26. Very cute. Sounds like a project my daughter would absolutely love!!

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  27. Dawn,

    The snowmen are cute and it is so easy to make. If I get a chance, I will make you one. It probably won't be before Christmas, but as long as I can find the supplies, I will be sure to make one for you. I'd like to make some with the boys as well. Be sure to remind me if I forget.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  28. Merle,

    You're such a dear. I am glad you found the instructions to be very clear. If you make one, I would love to see a photo.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  29. Anni,

    I love it when you visit, so drop by anytime you want. Thank you for your comment on my avatar. I love her.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  30. Edge of Design,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the card I made for Denise's Dad. He is such a darling. I've adopted him as my Dad has passed and love his poetry.

    Thanks for the kind comments.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  31. Lady Di,

    Anytime you'd like to come and help shovel the snow, you are welcome. My house is quite a shambles right now with all that's been going on here. I am going to post about it a little later.

    If you make the snowmen, please post photos. I would love to see how you decorate yours.

    You are most deserving of the award. As for the soldiers, I try always to support them. I come from a long line of military men and know how hard it is to be away from home and loved ones.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  32. Kristen,

    I don't know how old your daughter is, but kids just love making these and they are easy to make. If your daughter does make one, please post a photo so I can see how she decorated it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  33. Awh..what a cute snowman. Thanks for telling us how to do it. I probably won't get to it this yr. but maybe for next Christmas!
    bj

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  34. Thanks for this, they're cute.
    PS I've posted the second Christmas Carol Quiz today.

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  35. The little snowman is so cute. Thanks for the instructions.

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  36. Mary this is adorable.

    Thanks for your recent comment and encouraging words on my site.

    Blessings to you!

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  37. That is a really cue snowman. I love it

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  38. Thanks, Ladies for all of your lovely comments.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  39. I love this little snowman. I thought about how nice it would be to make a bunch but then thought about how stressed I would be trying to get it done so maybe I'll save it for next fall.
    Mama Bear

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