Saturday, 28 July 2012

Crafty Creations: Christmas in July??

So it's a normal Saturday here... bored and stuck inside cos of the rain. I promised Jasmin that we'd do a pintrest project and today was the day. So she started looking and THIS is what she picked, which is how we ended up with "Christmas in July".

So this is what you need to get started.

  • Some old white socks
  • Some old coloured or patterned socks
  • Rubber bands
  • Buttons
  • Felt (orange and black)
  • Rice
  • Googly eyes (that's what jasmin calls them)
  • Yogurt pot
  • Hot glue gun

First cut the foot part off of your sock. You only need the tube part. This is great if you have socks that are worn or have holes in them.

Next turn the tube part of your sock inside out and wrap a rubber band around the bottom. Make sure it is wrapped tightly.

 Then turn it inside out again so the rubber band is on the inside.

Fill the sock with rice. Be sure to push the rice down as you go. This will stretch the sock a bit and make it so you get a nice plump snowman in the end. Then, close the top by wrapping another rubber band around the top.

Now it's time to dress your snowman. Take your patterned sock and cut it either side of the heel.  The tub part will be the jumper and the toe bit will be it's hat. I was going to use twine but couldn't find it so i used the rubber bands to divide up the body.

Half way through Jasmin came up with the idea to use her yogurt pot as the daddy snowman's hat. I just covered it with black felt to make it look like a real hat.

Next you add your embellishments. Eyes, nose, buttons etc... I chose to hot glue them on cos it's faster and i wanted to test out my new toy. I think I'm in love. I also added a scarf to the littlest snowman.

And there you have it-  The cutest little family of snowmen I've ever seen. It only took about 30 minutes to make the whole lot and it going to fit in very well on my kitchen window come December 1st.

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