Monday, November 29, 2010

Adorable Snowmen from Vintage Bottles

Some of you may have seen the post about my new Etsy shop.  Well, I wanted to share with you these adorable snowmen that are so easy to make. 

I love found objects...game pieces, vintage jewelry, anything rusty, well-loved, and unique.  These snowmen begin with a uniquely shaped bottle.  Joey is made from a vintage milk bottle. 
His head is made from a basic styrofoam ball that I covered with tissue paper and Mod-Podge.  I didn't want the texture of the styrofoam exposed.  His eyes, nose, and mouth are vintage buttons and small brads.   I applied a red, vinyl number 3 to the front of the jar and filled it with beads, tiny vintage ornaments, and buttons.  Around his neck is an old ribbon embellished with a vintage milk cap from the antique store.  His hat is an aluminum measuring spoon.  Once he's assembled, I sprinkled him with white glitter so he would sparkle like snow. 

I hope you enjoy.  These would be great gifts for someone or even a project for kids.  Basic jars can be found at the Dollar Tree as well as tiny objects like doll house furniture.


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5 comments:

  1. What a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing. ~Alana~

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  2. Angie, these snowmen turned out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing. La

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  3. Thanks ladies! They really are super easy to make and "junk" is all it takes! Blessings! Angie

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  4. These are adorable! Such a clever and creative use of odds & ends, Angie!

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