I have always wanted a snowman Christmas tree but was informed by Shannon that a tree is for ornaments and she can't hang them all on one of those. So I sat here and looked at everyone else's and drooled. Well, the other day I went to the local grocery store and at the checkout line I saw a package of plastic champagne glasses. Picked one up - have no idea why - and threw it in my cart. (What the heck, only $1 lol). When I got home, I sat on my couch looking at that package and then got up and went into my craft/junk room and rummaged around. Came out and this is what I made. My pictures are never the best so hopefully it will turn out ok this time. If not, I'll come back and post another one. Anyhow, here it is:
Dec 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
Now here's my favor - the bottom is not done. I have thought and thought and all I can come up with is to wrap it with green and red ribbon in maybe a criss cross pattern but not sure how that would look. Any other ideas out there? Thanks!
Dec 30, 2012, 07:16 PM
I don't know that he needs anything else done...he is one handsome man! Love it!
This is sooooo cute! I'm so inspired! I will have to get out & see what I can find to make a few up for next year. May I use your idea?
Thanks for sharing - he's really cute!
Crafting does the heart good.
Dec 31, 2012, 09:14 AM
Vicky, that is great! Out of one color ink right now, but will print and keep and (maybe-procrastination) make next year!
Dec 31, 2012, 10:00 AM
He is adorable!!!! I like the idea of a mini tree skirt over the base.
Dec 31, 2012, 12:27 PM
I love your snowman! Such a cute idea!
Dec 31, 2012, 12:34 PM
Thanks everyone for the great comments! I would gladly leave the stem alone but unfortunately when I filled it with plaster (for weight so it wouldn't fall over all the time) there are little air bubbles that are very visable. Would like to cover them up on this one. Next one I will definitely make sure they are not visible! In fact, I'm thinking of maybe using die or paint in the plaster so jazz it up a bit without a lot of extra work. That way I will definitely use that tree skirt idea. Any ideas on how to disguise or cover those bubbles?
Dec 31, 2012, 12:50 PM
By the way, Debi O, anyone is free to use any of my ideas. That is why I post things here. I've gotten so many wonderful ideas that it's like paying it forward for me.
Dec 31, 2012, 06:08 PM
Very, very cute! I like the idea of coloring the plaster, or my first thought was adding some glitter to the filler---would glitter still look sparkly in plaster in wonder---?? Thanks for sharing!
Dec 31, 2012, 07:09 PM
you could painy yhe stem
Jan 01, 2013, 12:16 PM
Steph - I thought of painting but with it being slick plastic I didn't think it would stick too well.
pfr4 - Love the idea of glitter. Will have to experiment! Thanks.
Jan 01, 2013, 01:09 PM
he looks pretty perfect just the way he is already... but i guess you could alter if you plan on making more... I love him...
Jan 01, 2013, 02:30 PM
very cute-- I got a 22" tree from dollar store has a little plastic stand, but so far did not try to make one. I thought it would be good size for my desk at work. but this is really cuteThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Coco Cathy,
Jan 01, 2013, 07:51 PM
That's adorable - love snowmen. Will definitely have to use that idea for next year.