I have a snowman collection.
There. I said it.
It’s not as sizable as it once was and, as far as collections go, it’s on the small side but I do have one. They are packed away and haven’t been let out the last few years because of the curious hands I have in the house. I don’t remember how the collection began but I do remember receiving some favorites as birthday gifts over the years. I think once it starts it snowballs (like snowmen! Haha!).
My mom always did a great job making my birthday special. I remember hot chocolate and cookies, I think there was a sledding party or two and, of course, winter-themed DIY projects. :)
One of my favorite projects was a snowman made from a wooden stick, wrapped with a darling plaid flannel scarf and topped with a plaid flannel hat. It had a cinnamon dough nose and painted-on eyes. Even after all these years, they are still one of my favorites in the collection.
I thought they would make a cute garland. I made a few changes. Couldn’t find a cute plaid flannel (though I think snowmen are cute in red) and kept them really simple.
-white paint, red optional
-flannel material cut in strips
-scissors, sand paper, glue gun, X-acto knife, large needle
Paint the sticks white on both sides. Once they have dried, sand the edges a little for a cleaner look.
Cut the finger tips off the knit gloves to make hats. Attach pom poms to make them even cuter. :)
Use the X-acto knife to cut triangles for darling ‘carrot’ noses. Use the permanent marker to make them orange. Hot glue in place.
Wrap each snowy guy with a flannel scarf.
Then string them up on the thread.
Happy little snowmen, all in a row.
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