Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Paper bag snowman

Here it is blog friends!  Remember the darling paper bag pumpkins?  Well I got to thinking, I could TOTALLY make a snowman with paper bags!  And I did!  And I think it is darling!  What do you think?  Excited to say, this tutorial can be found here...on my own blog.  Please forgive the absence of photos for the tutorial.  Like I said, I am cameraless for now.

This snowman is about 2 feet tall 

Items needed:
Cream, orange and brown paint
5-6 black buttons
1 Large lawn paper bag
1 Grocery size paper bag
2 Small paper bag
Child size hat and scarf
Raffia (optional)
2 Tree limbs for arms
Follow the tutorial for the paper pumpkins, but don't leave a stem.  Instead, tape the top closed so each part of the snowman can sit nicely on top of the others.  Paint each section cream and let dry.  Add brown paint (I mixed a little cream with mine to tone it down) to highlight the creases.  When completely dry hot glue (best I could come up with) the sections together.  For the carrot nose, I took another small paper bag and twisted it up tight and cut it to size.  Not sure how, but it stayed twisted.  I painted it orange, with brown paint to highlight the creases.  Once dry, I carefully inserted it in place and added a little hot glue to keep it there.  Add limbs for arms, buttons for eyes and vest.  I put raffia for a scarf and then found the scarf and hat and added that too.
Okay, I am sure you have tonz of questions, because not only am I new at creating, but I am new at tutorials. So ask away!
I would love to know what you think!  And be honest.  :D

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  1. wow, how cute is that? i love it! what a creative idea, for sure! stopping by from someday crafts.


  2. This is awesome! I love it. My kind of snowman. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blosgpot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

  3. I will be showing this on Random Crafty Georgia Girl during the Christmas Decoration Marathon. I will let you know when I post it.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

  4. Oh my gosh!!! I am so in love!!! I am totally hitting the button "why didn't I think of that!" :) I absolutely LOVE it!!! And I love how you took my idea and ran with it (shhh...don't tell, I think it is cuter than the pumpkins) I always get my ideas from other people than I just tweak them to make it my own. Way to go!

  5. He is so cute! What a great idea! And I love his scarf and hat!

  6. your snowman is so darn cute! good tute!
    ps thanks for linking up!

  7. Awww...that is such a cute and thrifty idea! I just love all your crafts!!!

  8. I love snowman! What a fun idea :) Thanks for linking up today.


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