Monday, January 2, 2012

Vintage Snowman

 Making a vintage inspired snowman.

Supplies you will need are:
  • Bamboo Fiber
  • Felting Needle
  • Two styrofoam balls (different sizes)
  • Cloves for eyes, peppercorns for mouth
  • Toothpick for nose, and for connecting balls
  • Glue, to better secure the balls
  • Accessories to dress up your snowman(i.e buttons).
  • Glitter and hairspray(for making your glitter stick)

With toothpick or piece of wire connect the two balls.  Place glue to better secure them into place.

Place some of the bamboo fiber on the balls and start needle felting.  My older kids thought this was fun(just be careful cause needle is sharp!)

Before needle felting and after.

Now for the fun part!  Dressing up your snowman!
Find some fun buttons, and a small piece of something for a scarf.   We also used glitter pipe cleaners as a base.
This is the part my younger child enjoyed.

Stick cloves in it for the eyes and peppercorns for the mouth.  Snap a portion of the toothpick off for the nose and color the toothpick orange.

Here is the snowman so far.  Looks pretty good! 
One more step to make our snowman {Vintage}.

This step is messy, we did it over a sink.
We sprayed the snowman with hairspray.
Then sprinkled the glitter!!  Do NOT be shy about the glitter!


Our vintage inspired snowman.

Before glitter.
After glitter.

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  1. This is so adorable! But I don't know how to do the needle felting part :(

    I have always wanted to learn....he is so cute!

    Lou Cinda

  2. It was easy! My 9 yr old did it(with adult supervision of course, sharp needle!). You are just punching the fiber with the needle into the Styrofoam.



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