Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thyme to make some snowmen ornaments and signs!

I don't know of anyone who 
can't resist a snowman
I found this wonderful 
snowman ornies pattern

from
The Old Cupboard Door
HERE
Thanks Willa!

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Willa for me!
I have changed them some so here is my version


Dollar  Store plastic icicles
Remove the top and pour diluted paint  inside
swirl around. I also painted the outsides a little


Spray with adhesive....sprinkle on Diamond Dust!


You can use joint compound to cover the styro foam balls as the directions state
it takes a long time to dry so spread thinly
or
I made my own Snow Tex Paint
I mixed sawdust shavings into white paint
which made a thick texture and painted it on to the balls
when dry add Diamond Dust for sparkle





I bought lots of little black felt hats at the craft store


using a paper punch I made lots of little snow flakes


I decorated the hats with a tiny sprig of greenery, red berries and a snow flake
I glued the heads on to the icecles


I used the end of my brush to dot the eyes and mouth on with black paint
I cut small wooden dowels for the nose and made the ends pointed
I then painted them orange and glued in place.
I added a little rouge to the cheeks

I cut small wool pieces for their scarves


I grunged up little tags
and
wrote chillin , freezin, let it snow
on the tags!


I pinned the tags on with a rusty pin and bell



Aren't these the Cutest?
I've also painted some
SNOW
signs!




AND
I have SNOW balls for sale!




There is no CHILLIN going on here.............


My little Elf and I have been very busy
as
there are only
8 days, 15 hours 5 minutes and 39 seconds and counting
to
MAKE THE MAGIC
HAPPEN!
Will you be ready?
Oh how I hope I am..........
Hugs
Lynn

8 comments:

  1. Ok so you have been busy I love the snowmen ornies how cute, and you are getting painting done. And that little elf still looks so Happy LOL
    Brenda

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  2. I love your version of the snowman ornie!

    Hope your staying warm up there!
    *hugs*
    Debbie

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  3. I love your version of the snowman ornies... I am going to go visit Willa's site. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Holidays
    Sabrina

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  4. I LOVE your ornies, how cute!!!! I would have never thought of the sawdust and paint, VERY good idea;)Love the signs too, and with this wedding coming, I'm not sure if I'm in Christmas or wedding mode, LOL, my head is just spinning, BUT my boy will be home on Saturday!!!!!

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  5. Your snowman ornies are so cute! I love them! :0)

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  6. HO,HO, Lynn, I love them, what a neat idea.. you are sooooooooooo creative.. Don't ya just love Josh too.. I have the Noel album,yummy
    Hugs,
    Maggey

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  7. I so love the ornaments you made and thanks for the tutorial.;0)..love the signs too.:)

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  8. Oh Lynn your snowmen are so cute and "elegant" with there hats!!!
    I?m never ready enough for Christmas, there's always something that I can't do!!!!
    hugs
    Milvi

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Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye