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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glitter Snowman

I recently shared this tutorial at Newlyweds on a Budget and Embracing Messy...
Glitter Snowman!

You can also see a similar tutorial I did for Halloween when I made my Glitter Witchy Jars.

Here's what you'll need:
2 Glass Jars
Floor Finish
White/Iridescent Glitter
Top Hat (found mine in the doll section)
Fabric (hat band & scarf)
Glitter Stickers (eyes, mouth & buttons)
Orange Felt (nose)
Glue Gun
Amazing Goop or other glass adhesive

Wash the jars out & dry thoroughly. Try not to get any lint or dust inside of it, or the floor finish may not stick. Pour a small amount of finish in the jar and slowly swirl it around the jar. Don't shake it up or it may get bubbles. Keep swirling the finish around and tilt the jar to completely coat the inside of the jar. Then pour the excess finish back into the container.

Next, pour some glitter into the jar. A finer glitter will coat the jar better, but regular glitter works fine, too. Swirl & tilt the jar slowly like you did with the finish to cover the inside with glitter. You can pour out the excess glitter back into the container, but DO NOT tap the jar. If you do, the glitter will look a little sparse in some areas.

Set jars aside to dry for a little while.
While they are drying, you can put together the hat and get your glue gun warmed up.

For the hat band, I just cut a thin strip of glittery purple fabric and folded it into thirds so the raw edges weren't showing. Then I just hot glued it to the hat. I also cut a strip of fabric to use as the scarf.

Add some hot glue around the inside corner edge of the hat (where hat and brim meet) and place the hat on top of the jar.

Next I put a small amount of Amazing Goop (you can use any glass adhesive) around the top edge of the other jar and place the jar with the hat on top. Let it dry completely before putting the rest of the snowman together so it doesn't shift or come apart.

Once dry, it's time to decorate that snowman!
Tie a strip of fabric around the "neck" (it also hides where you glued the jars together). I cut out parts of a black glitter sticker alphabet to make the eyes, and used other stickers for the mouth and buttons. As for the nose, I just cut out a carrot shape out of some felt and hot glued it on.

And that's it!
Super easy and looks so cute!

Would you like to comment?

  1. He is so cute!!! I've done the glitter inside a bulb before. Now I have an excuse to do it again.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

  2. cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  3. You are so creative! Love this. I try to decorate in less traditional stuff. I love for Christmas to be bright and fun for the kids. This would be perfect! Maybe I will make one next year. ;)

  4. Adorable! I am a new follower. Found you through Make yourself Monday blog hop.

  5. Very cute! I love the tree next to him as well:) Thank so much for linking up with Friday Frolic!

  6. How creative and fun. And I love the name of your blog. Awesome!

    Warmly, Michelle

  7. I love Snowmen! I love to decorate with Snowmen at Christmas time! :) I'm going to have to snag the supplies for this one!

    Following you from "For Love of Cupcakes"

    -Carrie Ann

    visit my blog :)

  8. Cute!! I love snowmen AND I love glitter!

    Thanks for joining Make Yourself Monday!! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  9. I must try this one. Thanks for linking up today at
    Rose and Heather

  10. You are seriously so creative. I love looking at all the cute things that you make! I love it. Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will join us tomorrow!
    Camille @
    PS Thanks again for sharing your Glitter Ribbon trees on our blog. They are so cute!

  11. Oh!! I want adorable!!! Thanks for sharing at my "Anything Holiday" linky party!!

    Glad we are bloggy friends, Merry Christmas!!!


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