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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snowman Can For Tootsie!

Okay Tootsie at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com here's how to make the Snowman Can. When I had a home daycare the children made these one Christmas.
It's just a soda (pop) or beer can spray painted white...please make sure to rinse them good!
Just bend the can to the way you want it to stand. Paint the eyes and nose the color of your choice. Paint the inside of the mouth black.
Cut a strip of fabric and glue it around the head to look like a scarf. I tied mine at the bottom before I glued it to the can.
I took one of those glittery pipe cleaners, tied it in a bow and tucked it and some raffia under the scarf with some glue to look like hair sticking out of the scarf.
I cut some felt to look like mittens and glued them to both sides of the bottom of the can and painted two buttons so as to look like she is wearing a coat. I had no idea this would generate interest. I cannot get my email to send photos right now, (it's having some issues) so feel free to take these photos of the Snowman Can if you need to. Just please, out of common courtesy, if you use the photos please give me the credit.
Well I spent two hours on our Christmas Tree this morning...

It's getting there.......now to go sweep, clean up and put down the tree skirt.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite ornaments!


Deb said...

thanks for telling us how to make the snowman...such a cute idea..

Tootsie said...

DARLA!!!! you are just the sweetest most wonderful girl...I am making myself a couple of these...may even post them if I have time...Every time I look at them I will think of you!
thank you!!!!
it's a darn good thing I drink a LOT of pop...lol (don't drink coffee so a girl needs caffeine from somewhere) lol
we just got rid of all of our pop cans for the hockey bottle drive! lol
well...better go have a can of pop...I have a snowman or two to make!
love you
oh...almost forgot...the tree is gorgeous...did you make your favorite ornament? it looks like a great keepsake!

Evelyn Howard said...

love the snowman - cute!

Becca's Dirt said...

Darla that is so sweet and easy. I love the snow man can. Thanks for sharing that with us. Your tree is beautiful and I can see why that is your favorite ornament.

Dorothy said...

Very cute and inexpensive decoration. Your house is looking a lot like Christmas! Hope you have a Merry one!

Anonymous said...

That looks very interesting to me. I have not seen a snowman made from a popcan before.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for the tutorial!
I love your favorite ornament, too! I might try to make those for gifts this year.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

These snowmen are too funny! What a great way to repurpose empty cans.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks for sharing your Snowman, Darla. I love him!!!!!

Your tree looks gorgeous....

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love the snowman can...i'm gonna have to pass this on to my niece and nephew, thanks for the how-to :)

tori said...

so cute! I think I'll give this a try!