I woke up this morning with one more button project to complete the TWENTY FOUR I promised Buttons Galore I would have for the Craft and Hobby Show next week in Anaheim. I looked out the window and it SNOWED again!!! The first supplies and materials that jumped out at me from my crazy crafting collection were the Styrofoam balls.
Glancing over at my computer screen, the happy snowman that Zoe made over the weekend seemed to be smiling with his eyes at me from the desktop background he has become. DING DING DING…SNOWMAN!
I made him and here are the really raw and simple directions.
Hook two foam balls together using either hot glue from a gun or wire through the centers. Add a scarf in the middle made from either ribbon or yarn.
Cut a circle out of old fabric for the floppy part of his hat. Stack buttons using hot glue in between each to make his hat too and add it with the hot glue. Using straight pins with colored ball tops, add other buttons to make his nose and clothing buttons.
Use the ball tipped straight pins to add eyes and a smile.
Bend cloth floral wire to make arms and stick them into the foam body!
Really, you can decorate him with anything but BUTTONS do work great! I took him outside to photograph him (yep, I am making a book of projects too…) and he blew off of the ledge. I ran back inside to change from slippers to boots and recovered him from the snowdrift below. Safely inside, he is smiling at me as I type.
HAPPY SNOW days to those of you in the cold. Happy snowman making to all of you!