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By Candie Cooper (She more projects
from Candie on her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
Here's an idea for building a crafty
snowman! This little guy was sold as a kit at the craft store. I
changed it a bit to use some things from my stash.
You will need: Acrylic Folk Art
paints, Mod Podge, dictionary paper, paint brushes, scissors, buttons, flat
back crystals, ribbon, wire, white pom-poms or whatever embellishments you
Cut and tear dictionary paper to fit
the snowman and use Mod Podge to attach. Dictionary paper is one of my
favorite things to Mod Podge because it's so thin.
Use a foam brush to rub white Apple
Barrel paint over the snowman. This technique tones down the dictionary
paper. Optionally, you can paint the hat and arm areas with black and
Martha Stewart glitter paint showed up
great on the snowman's base because of it's larger flakes.
This is where your imagination can cut
loose and the snowman come to life--sparkly eyes, a striped ribbon scarf,
tinsel hat band and bird cut from the dictionary are a few ideas. You can
also string some pom-poms on wire and fasten them to the arms. I used hot
glue to secure the pieces in place.
As you can see, he fits right in with all the snow we've gotten the past few
days. Wishing you a happy and crafty New Year!
**Please note, this is an indoor snowman. However, Plaid makes lots of
fun outdoor formulas including Mod Podge and Folk Art brands.