Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 Days: Day 27 - Snowman

If you haven't already guessed it, I love snowmen!  I think that everyone needs snowmen!  They are so flexible because you can put them up as soon as it snows and keep it up until the snow leaves.  (OK - sometimes I take them down early, hoping the snow will get a hint and leave!)  Anyway, I'm going to share with you how I made this snowman, from some more of that Chenille bedspread.
 First, cut a piece of chenille or corduroy into a 16"x22" rectangle.  I was able to use a part of the finished edge, so I used this for the top of the neck of the snowman.
 Fold this piece in half, with right sides together, matching up the short sides.  Stitch a half inch seam across two sides, leaving one end open.
 Turn it right side out.
 Fill a Ziploc back with beans, kitty litter, or gravel 1/2 full.  It's pictured with less than I needed, but you get the idea.  Seal the bag and put it in the bottom of the snowman body for some weight in the bottom.
 Use your plastic Walmart bags to stuff the snowman body.
 Cut a small slit on each side of the body and put a stick through it for the arms.  Also, shove just a little bit of fiberfill through the hole around the stick, to make it look like the snowman is bursting with the stuffing.
 Use a rubber band to close the body.  Move the gathers so they look nice.
 Here's the snowman so far.
 I used my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System to cut a 4 1/2 inch circle from card stock for a pattern.  I used the pattern to cut two pieces of the chenille for the head
 Also, I cut a triangle out of orange felt that measured 1 1/2 inches on each side.
 Fold the triangle in half and stitch it shut with DMC floss.  Stuff the nose and stitch it to the face.  Also, using black DMC, sew two 1 inch buttons for the eyes and stitch a smiley face under the nose.  Using the black floss, stitch loosely, leaving a small opening to fill the head with fiberfill.  Close it up.  Pull little bits of the fiberfill through the top of the head for hair.
 I cut little triangles out of burlap scraps and printed SNOW on them with rubber stamps and ink.  I hot glued the head on the top and hot glued the triangles on a piece of twine for a pennant.  Tie a plaid scarf around the snowman's neck and the banner on his hands.  Also, attach buttons down the front, tying the knots on the front of the button.
He's so cute!  make sure that you check out those blogs at the right that I love to link up to.


  1. your snowman is the CUTEST thing! Absolutely adorable :)

  2. OMGosh..This is adorable! We collect snowmen during the winter so this is definitely a project that my kids and I will be making this year. Thanks. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  3. This is awesome.. Very Lovely :)) Officially following ya with smiles..Lovely creative blog you have here..Found you over at weekend wrap up..I'm Marilyn and would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY,, ..TY..Wishing you a lovely weekend..


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