* Snowman Pail *
This little ornament is quick and easy
to make, with just a few supplies.
Here's what you'll need:
Really! Just a 2" wooden pail,
and three or four jumbo craft sticks,
and some paintbrushes and acrylic paints:
light blue, white, black, orange
and a hot glue gun with glue sticks.
Those are the basics.
To add some extra detail, you'll want to use
these supplies, as well:
a scruffy toothbrush and an extra
jumbo craft stick for spattering,
a snowflake stencil for pail details, and
pink powder blush and a cotton swab
to blush the cheeks.
Base coat the pail with light blue paint.
Use the scruffy toothbrush and a craft stick
to spatter the pail with white paint.
Paint each jumbo craft stick white.
Cut the craft sticks in half,
make them varying heights such as:
2.5", 2.75", 3", and 3.25"
Blush cheeks with pink powder blush.
Eyes and mouths are dip dots of black paint.
Use a liner brush and a small amount
of orange paint to add a carrot nose to each
of your craft stick snowmen.
Notice I decided to paint a black hat onto
on of the snowmen ... just to shake things up.
Here's a pic showing how I've added
earmuffs and a stocking cap to two of the
snowmen. Sometimes, I just can't make up my mind!
Here's how to make the earmuffs:
I found these little holly berry embellishments
in the Christmas craft section of Hobby Lobby.
The stem is a bendable wire, so it was
super quick and easy to bend
it into an earmuff shape and attach it
to a snowman's head.
Stencil some snowflakes onto the pail,
hang with a bit of ribbon,
and ... enjoy!
*** Peace and Snowflakes ***