Friday, November 28, 2014

Snowmen Chandelier




I hope all my American friends had a lovely Thanksgiving. Today seemed like the perfect day to share this adorable Christmas craft idea made by my friend Jill from the art group I belong to. When she sent me a photo of this snowman chandelier she made I asked her if I could share it on my blog because I thought you might find it as inspiring as I did. I asked Jill how she made it and I've included the details.

Here's what you need to make it:
4-inch styrofoam balls
floral wire, cut into 2-inch lengths and bent to form a hook
air-drying clay
black beads for the eyes
orange acrylic paint
black Sharpie pen

Here's how Jill did it:
1. Push the bent wire into a styrofoam ball
2. Carefully cover the entire ball with air-drying clay (be sure to anchor the wire) and form a nose with the clay if you want one.
3. Push two black beads into the clay for eyes.
4. Then allow to dry for 24-36 hours (depending on the thickness of the clay)
5. When they are dry you can paint the nose orange and use the black Sharpie to draw a mouth and enhance the eyes.

Aren't they adorable. I love all the different expressions on their faces. Jill hung them from an ornament-photo chandelier from Crate and Barrel (which you can find here). It is a fun way to hang the ornaments, but wouldn't they also look sweet strung in a garland across the fireplace (or maybe they would melt, Ha!) or hung from your real chandelier or hung on the Christmas tree. 

Thanks Jill for sending allowing me to share your great craft.




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I also want to mention that it will be Christmas Cookie week here on the blog starting on Monday - which really is just an excuse for me to get my Christmas baking done on time. I do share my favourite recipes and tips though, so check back every day next week.



5 comments:

  1. How sweet! Wonderful tutorial.

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  2. Oh isn't that the cutest thing - perhaps my grandsons would love to make that. And the cookies - oh yummm!

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  3. So cute! I love that they have different faces. Wishing you a great weekend and I look forward to seeing your cookie recipes.

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  4. I really like that! So very clever and easy to do. Love it! Kit

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  5. LOVE the chandy. Will you make one? I wonder if one of your cookies will go viral this year like it did last year…. ;P


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