Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Final Reveal

So remember my In the Making post??
Well I finally got around to finishing the project! Take a look at these photos to see my final reveal!

It's a Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree!
  I think it turned out rather nice... my kids love it too! Just what I hoped for! :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you ALL will have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sock Snowman

Made this cute little sock snowman a few years back
 This is a fun and easy holiday project that the kids can even do.

Doesn't he look cute at the end of my piano!?!?!

All you need

  • A tube sock that doesn't have a match
  • dry rice
  • embroidery thread 
  • a peice of fleece or what ever you have on hand to make a scarf
  • acrylic paint for the face and buttons ( you can actually use real buttons as well)
  • spray on glitter (optional)
  • q-tip to apply the paint on
  • bell

Its pretty much self explanatory. Basically all you're going to do is cut off the top of the sock about 1/4 of the way down.  Set the top half aside, you will use it as the hat for the snowman. Fill the rest of the sock with rice and tie off to make the body and head. Tie off again at the top to secure the rice in. After you do that take your strip of fleece and tie around the neck. Take the top half that you set aside and tie it off as well with the bell attached. Make your face with the paint using the q-tip to apply it on. Let it dry. Once it's dry put the hat on and take your spray glitter and spray the whole snowman to give it a sparkly look. 

And there you have it, a cute little snowman decoration, or a gift for someone!! Make as many as you want. :)