Homemade Holiday Inspiration Day 16 – Recycled Snowman

Have you ever looked at an empty container and envisioned something else?  I have.  Yup!  Look what I’m sharing with you today!

Recycled “Mini Toppers” Container Snowman

Empty Mini-Toppers container
Felt sheet
Piece of string/baker’s twine/yarn
E-6000 glue
Sharpie Paint Pens in Orange and Black

Step 1:  Remove the label from your Mini-Topper container
Step 2:  Cut your sheet of felt in half shortwise.
Step 3:  Get your E-6000 glue (tip, put some vaseline on the tip of your E-6000 container before you close it to keep it from gluing shut)
Step 4:  Glue your felt onto the top of your Mini-Topper container, folding the bottom over to make a “cuff”. It will take a few minutes for the glue to set so you will need to hold onto the felt until it sets up.

Step 5:  Cut the top of your felt down in strips approximately 1/2 the length.
Step 6:  Using bakers twine/string/yarn, tie the hat at the base of your cut strips….this will make a “pom pom” on the top of your hat.  Trim the strips down if needed to create a nice “pom pom” shape.  I trimmed mine down about an inch.
Step 7:  You will use sharpie PAINT pens to draw details onto your snowman.
Step 8:  Draw on coals eyes, mouth and buttons with the black paint pen.  Draw on your carrot nose with the orange paint pen.

Here’s the finished snowman.  
I can’t believe how fast these 20 days of inspiration are going.  I hope you have found some inspiration.  I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 17’s project!
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  1. says

    Oh Marilyn! That is so cute. You know I just threw a container like that out into the recycle bin, looking at it twice thinking I might be able to make something out of it. I think I might just do these. (PS I’ve got a Sharpie obsession too. LOL)

    Anne xx

  2. says

    You are so talented!! We hope you will come back this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

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