Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Snowman Family Portrait

To start off our 25 Days of Christmas, I'm showing you a cute project.  When I say 'cute', I mean CUTE.  Like, dip a bucket of kittens into a bucket of puppies into a barrel of baby chicks.

It's adorable.

I saw it on another blog, Childmade.  It's too cute.  Did I mention that?

You'll need the following items:

Winter gloves
Felt in assorted colors (you'll definitely need orange)
Mini pompoms or googly eyes
A frame of your choosing, large enough for the project, with a mat
Blue scrapbook paper
Faux snow (totally optional)
To start, cut the fingers off the gloves.  You'll need one finger for each family member.  I cut down through the hand so I'd have long fingers to work with.
I took my fingers and lined them up on my mat to make sure they would all fit well, with the scrapbook paper behind them.
Keeping them in place, I used glue to dot around them and put faux snow on it.  If you find a piece of scrapbook paper that has snow on it, this will not be necessary.

It's a winter wonderland.

Once that was done, I started making my landscape.  I cut some white felt to look like snowy hills and put them on top of the scrapbook paper, behind the fingers.
I decorated my little fingers to look like people.  Pompoms for the eyes, orange felt triangles for the noses, and felt for scarves.  I braided a couple of them for extra cuteness:
Once I finished all my family members, I lined them up together.  I cut another piece of white felt and put it over the top of them.  Like a snowy blanket.
I used a pink marker to give them rosy cheeks.  You could use blush here, but I don't have any blush.  My pale, pasty skin rejects beauty in all forms.
Using Microsoft Word, I made a cover for the mat to personalize it.
Adorable.  You should try this one.  It's too cute not to be shared with the world.


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8 comments:

  1. Hahaha! U R funny! Let's get together and have funny bloggy parties...

    Dying...buckets of kitties...puppies..chickies...
    Might have ta use that...I'll totally give you credit...

    The snowman family's not too shabby neither... Super-de-dooper in fact!

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  2. Priscilla!!! I can't wait to try this!

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  3. Oh my gosh!! That is so cute!!! I'm now thinking of ways to personalize them even more - maybe a football, basketball, glasses over the googly eyes, lol. I need to make one of these!

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  4. Lol... oh my... seriously adorable! I'm going to pin this one for later!

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  5. That's adorable! Very cute. I didn't even know they were made out of gloves until I saw your tutorial.

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  6. When I spied this entry from you, I broke out in the biggest smile.

    This one brings out the kid in me :)

    Thanks!
    Visiting from Tales Of A Trophy Wife's linky party,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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I love all the comments I get from you! Because of an insane amount of spam, I had to turn off anonymous commenting but I'd love it if you'd comment anyway!

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