Monday, January 13, 2014

Snowman- Sassy Sanctuary


Do you want to build a snowman?!?

Sorry.  Couldn't resist!  (If you haven't seen Frozen yet, you need to.  Its SO cute!)

Anyway, Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here today to kick off our next round of WYLTC!  We were all itching to create some winter cuteness to fill up the after Christmas emptyness.  And since I got to pick our theme, we will all be sharing some super cute snowmen this week!

Here is mine.

Isn't he cute?!

I was actually inspired by this snowman that I already own.  (It wont let me copy a picture so you'll have to check out the link.  But its a plush snowman that says "families are forever because love never melts."  ahhh!)  I love the cute little saying on the belly and when I came across a sign on Pinterest that read "if kisses were snowflakes I'd send you a blizzard"  I knew I needed to use the quote on a wooden snowman.

The actual snowman is REALLY simple.  You start with a basic shape like this...

(That little block on the back is a trick I use when the wood is to skinny to stand up by itself.)

Then just cut a strip of wood for the brim of his hat and a little carrot nose.

The fun part is paint.  I made this guy right after Christmas and let the glitz of Christmas influence me.  I used LOTS of glitter!  His nose is gold glitter, his hat black glitter, his eyes are black rinestones, and I even glittered the text.

That was a little tricky.  I still used the vinyl stencil method, just instead of painting the text on I used a glittered glue mixture.  It required a bit of touch-up after the stencil was removed but turned out pretty stinkin cute!  Then a ribbon around his neck and he was done!

I think I'll call him Olaf.  ;)

Come back the rest of the week for all the other snowmen.  The WYLTC ladies never disappoint!

Thanks for reading!


Brittany Fry said...

This is so cute! My Mom loves snowmen. I might make her one like this for Christmas next year. Hey maybe if I get it done now I will be one gift ahead for next year, not a bad idea!!!

Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

So cute Krystal! I love that saying~I haven't seen it before! Love it!:)

Wendy Gardiner said...

I love all the glitter! Definitely going to have to give that a try. And your little guy is adorable--great job!