Looking for a cute winter recycled project? Empty bottles of lemon juice make great snowmen! Especially wonky ones!
And we all can use a little wonkiness in our lives from time to time.
It was so much fun putting these cuties together using:
Lemon juice bottles
White duct tape
Hot glue/quick drying fabric glue
Black stiff felt
Orange foam sheet
To begin, remove the labels from the bottles and clean with soap and water
Remove the bottle top using a hot knife or craft knife.
And cover the opening with white duct tape.
Next, spray on a white primer and let dry.
Then spread on Snow-tex using a plastic knife or palette and let dry for a few hours following directions.
Once the Snow-tex is dry, it's time for the fun to begin! Let's start at the top!
There are several tutorials for top hats available and I'm sure most look better than what I came up with. But I wanted something a bit firmer than plain felt so I'm using Styrofoam cups for the body of the hat, and gluing the felt and fleece onto it.. I started by cutting off the bottom of a Styrofoam cup after measuring how high I wanted the hat. Then measured the height and length of the felt that I needed to cover the cup and cut out. Next, glue the felt on the cup.
To close the top opening, cut out a cardboard circle the size of the cup mouth and glue it onto felt. Cut off the excess felt and glue the circle to the top of the felt hat body.
For the brim, add about two inches to the mouth of the cup as a pattern and cut it out in felt. Cut out (crisscross) opening, as pictured, to glue brim onto inside of the felt hat body.
Next, glue on beads for the eyes, twigs for the arms, and seed beads for the mouth. Oops!
For the nose, follow the illustrations below and glue on the finished nose.
Small branch slices were cut for the buttons and glued on.
Sprigs of faux white sprays, berries, and holly leaves, - (cut out of glitter foam sheets) were also added!
The second bottle was decorated in a girlie fashion using red fleece with cardboard sandwiched between two layers for stiffness.
The brim was attached in the same manner as the first.
Had fun decorating and adding embellishments to both snowman and snow lady.
Love the tied on neck ribbons and the beaded buttons! Rubbed on rouge for the cheeks and added a few rhinestones to the hat!
Love the wonkiness!
What a fun snow couple!
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Holiday Crafting!