Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Snowman

First of all, a huge THANK YOU to Kari over at Ucreate for featuring me on her awesome blog and helping my blog get off to a great start!

I have to admit, I am feeling a little bit nervous now! Hopefully I can keep the cute crafts coming! It will be a great opportunity to stretch my creativity!

My family moved from Utah to the St. Louis area about 4 years ago. One of the biggest changes for us was the weather. It was quite a change coming from a place with lots of snow to a place where it snows so infrequently that school is cancelled for any amount of snow. I missed the snow more that I thought I would! But last night, we got an inch or two of white stuff!

So since my kids were able to do this today...

I am going to post some winter things I've made.

I made these by simply cutting a 2x4 into random sized blocks and painting them various shades of blue. Then I cut some white vinyl with my Silhouette digital cutter. I LOVE that thing! I use it for practically everything I make. It is awesome. But if you don't have a digital cutter and wanted to make these you can just hand cut letters from white card stock and Mod Podge it on. Then I just embellished it with cute snowman stickers and I have a cute reminder that there is snow somewhere!

I actually saw this snowman at a friends house and had to copy it. I take pictures all the time at friends houses or stores when I see something I love. My cell phone is full of pictures of projects I want to make! So since I can't build a real snowman, I'll make this one instead! For this little guy I took a 2x2 and cut it into a three blocks (1.5", 2.5" and 3.5"). I painted them white, sanded the edges and antiqued it a bit with some walnut stain. Then I added buttons, used pastels for his cheeks, a Sharpie for the eyes, and cut a nose from some card stock. I thought he needed something more so I raided my kids "warm fuzzy" jar and used pompoms and some jewelry wire for his earmuffs. Cute little snowman!

So enjoy the snow! Whether it is real or not!


  1. That is SO stinkin Adorable!! I'm so going to make some of those!!

    Welcome to the Blogging world!!

  2. I love see those woodblock things, they are so cute. But I guess it's not exactly something in my comfort zone, so I don't have any that I've made, so I should try it out! Home Depot is literally across the street from me, so why not right?

  3. P.S. I know you love white hangers, so you should read my blog tomorrow for a cute white hanger Valentine's craft!

  4. My mom has a square wooden snow man and he's holding a sign that says. "Not everyone's perfect" It's adorable! I love yours!

  5. Linds, That is so cute! I want to add that to mine now!

  6. Lol - I do the same thing!! I sneak around the craft stores trying to hide my cell phone to take pictures of stuff I think I can come home and make!!I saw some snowmen just like this at The Quilted Bear and have a picture on my cell phone to use as my Christmas gifts next year!!!!


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