I participate in one craft show a year with my mother at an annual Octoberfest event in my hometown.
So even though we are in the midst of the hot summer, I have been working on fall/winter items in preparation for the show.
One of the things I have sold for the past couple of years are snowmen.
They are really easy to make and are always good sellers.
I thought I would share a quick tutorial:
Pick a container for the base of the snowman. I have made these from salt and pepper shakers and other small glass bottles.
I recently found a bag of 10 milk glass spice containers at a thrift store and thought they would make cute snowmen.
Roll a head for the snowman out of air dry clay. I use Crayola brand. It is a white clay and works well for this project.
Once the head is in place I use small tacks for the eyes and mouth and a toothpick for the nose (the nose isn't painted in this photo but I will paint it orange).
Don't worry about little imperfections in the clay (like the marks on the left side of the mouth in the picture above). You will eventually be adding glitter to the head and it will cover the little marks.
Now it's time to decide what kind of hat your snowman will wear.
For this snowman I decided to use an old clip earring (making it more of a snow woman).
Since this earring covered the head I didn't add any additional elements.
Now it's time to let the clay dry. This is an air dry clay and I usually let it sit for 2-3 days to insure that the clay is completely dry.
Once the clay is dry it is time to add some glitter.
I "paint" the clay head with watered down glue and then pour on the glitter.
(The rest of the pictures are of a finished snowman since my tutorial snowman is still in the drying stage).
I added a ribbon scarf accented with a piece of an old earring.
And for the body of the snowman I glued on a piece of sheet music and two black buttons.
One of my finished snowmen.
I decided to look back and find some pictures of snowmen I made last year.
I used all sorts of different bottles for these snowmen.
If you like snowmen I hope you give these a try. And if you do I would love the see the finished pieces!
I'm linking this with:
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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