Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Clay Pot Snowmen

BRRR!  It sure has been cold here lately.  And by cold, I mean temperatures sometimes don't get above zeros and windchills are 40 or more below.  School has been canceled five times this month due to the dangerously cold weather - it's been crazy (and I still had to work those days, despite the kids getting off - boo - no extra craft or baking time for me).
Today I wanted to share a cute little craft I made awhile ago.  I apologize for not having a lot of pictures from the steps, but it's pretty basic, so hopefully you will be able to follow along.  Let me know if you have questions!

Snowmen Pots
What you Need:
  • Small clay pot
  • White, orange, pink, and black craft paint
  • Black Sharpie (optional)
  • Paintbrushes (both smaller and larger sizes)
  • Modge Podge
  • Small (1/2 inch) pom poms
  • Black pipe cleaner
  • Hot Glue Gun

What to Do:
Take your small clay pots and paint the outsides and bottom with white.  Let dry for 5-10 minutes and paint a second coat.  If necessary, add a third coat - you don't want any of the pot showing through.
Using a small paintbrush, draw on the face, eyes, cheeks, and nose.  If preferred, you can use the sharpie to draw the eyes and mouth on your snowman.  Using the pink and orange craft paint, add checks and a "carrot" nose.  Using a Q-tip can work great for making nice round "cheeks."
Once your face is on, seal your snowman with a light coat of modge podge.
For the scarf, you can either paint it on, use scrapbook paper and modge podge, or scraps of fleece fabric and the glue gun.
Finally, using the hot glue gun, attach the pom poms and pipe cleaner to create earmuffs.
Ta-Da!  You have a cute quick and easy winter decoration :)

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  1. Stopping by from the Katherine's Corner blog hop to say hi. I absolutely love these cute little snowmen pots! Thank you for the great idea. :)

  2. Cute! I'm hosting a link up party if you want to link up

  3. These are so cute! What a great idea.

    These temps sound familiar. We must live in the same part of the tundra!

  4. This is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Those are so cute! I love snowman crafts and art. If you get a chance, I'd love to see this on my linkup: Hope to see you there! ;)

  6. So Cute! Thank you for visiting my blog and linking yours. Following

  7. Very cute! We have had very similar weather where I live. Even though I am so tired of snow, and I am never tired of snowmen. :) I am featuring your today as the Dare to Share Feature of the Day. Thanks so much for linking up!

  8. Visiting from You're Gonna Love it Tuesday - Kathe with an E ... These are adorable ... I LOVE snowmen of any kind!

  9. My grands would have so much fun making these! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. so cute this would be so much fun to do with the kids. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  11. THESE ARE SO FREAKING CUTE, I had to yell it!!!!
    I'd love it if you linked up with our party this week!!

  12. Fun to do with kids.. Love the idea! Thanks for linking up. :)

  13. I love them! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now!

  14. This has got to be one of the cutest ideas ever for Christmas/Winter time!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.


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