We don’t get much snow here in the South. Surprisingly, though we do get a few inches every year. Some think just because we live in South Carolina you can’t get snow here. That is what I thought too, until we moved here. It’s actually snowed every year since. I guess that Buffalo weather just seems to follow me. I suppose it is better than the hurricanes we dealt with while living in South Florida for nine years. Of course, since we moved there hasn’t been one since.
Today, I am sharing how to build a snowman without any snow.
He is so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it myself!
Starting with the basics. Three round glass bowls from the dollar tree.
In fact, these are the very same bowls I used for my husbands 50th birthday party.
Two medium, one small.
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Diamond dust by flora craft
And a dollar tree snowman ornament hat. If they still have them. I found that last year.
Sorry for the bad pictures. I started this project when the sun was going down. First, I painted the vases with my white chalky paint. One coat, let completely dry, then a second coat for full coverage.
Let it dry overnight, even though it dries quickly.
The next day, I went over my painted vases one by one with my sparkle mod podge. Before that dried I ligthly sprinkled on my diamond dust to get that sparkly snow effect.
I let that dry for a few hours. Then I took my buttons, all small ones and used them for the eyes and mouth. The nose, I just cut some burlap I had on hand. It wasn’t orange but you get the gist.
I hot glued three buttons on the middle bowl and went over that with some more mod podge and diamond dust.
I simply stacked these on top of one another. I added the top hat ornament and added a button and stick on top of that. All hot glued. I found the sticks in the back yard for the arms.
I put him on top of my pie cabinet paired along with my sparkly mod podge dollar plate I did a few years ago.
How fun was this?!!
I really enjoyed this craft.
I am on a roll so far this season. Just in case you missed anything, here is a recap:
More Dollar tree LOVE
Last year my theme was all snowmen. If you want to see last years Holiday decor you can check that out too.
If you are not a regular, I sure would love to see you back again.
And don’t forget the DOLLAR budget Christmas party going on NOW