Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pintester Movement: Ho Ho Ho Edition

One of my Craft Fair items that got a lot of "Isn't that cute!" squeals was this guy, inspired by this Pin, which unfortunately leads to a big fat nowhere. I found these Darice Mini 19mm Plastic Top Hats on Amazon and snatched up a pack. Ok...maybe what really happened is I was all wishy washy about getting 144 of these cuties and accidentally bought the bag "using" One Click with my elbow, hence the multiple hat projects this week. Oh well, I have Amazon Prime, so my two day shipping is always free anyhow, and then I had a new project for my craft fair to do list. Must've been fate...

So, hats ordered, it was time to go looking for the battery operated tea lights. I found mine at the Dollar Tree. I embellished the hat with some skinny ribbon and one of these Teensy Jingle Bells. I went with Glue On Wiggle Eyes and Black puffy paint for the face.  I wrapped the edge in Washi Tape, and dotted Pink Sharpie Marker onto the cheek area, which smeared into a not so attractive cheek flush. Then, being me, I fixed that with a layer of glitter gel, pounced over the pink smear so now his cheeks are flushed and sparkly. I made these guys using my glue gun and my handy new Glue Gun Pad given to me by my sweet convention roommate - and I didn't even burn myself!

All of this Christmas ornament hoopla was brought on by the newest Pintester Movement Challenge, which was to make a Holiday Ornament based on a Pinterest Pin. Sonja's videos and Pintests make me laugh until I snort, so you should totally check her out. Now I'm wrapping up this adorable little guy to mail off to Jodee from Cheeseblarg, 'cause Sonja said Jodee needs ornaments. I know it's not a cool zombie snowman, or holding a light saber, but his nose does light up and all, so Ho, Ho, Hope you like it Jodee!

Want one of your very own? Comment below and next week 
I'll do a drawing to rehome the remaining snow buddies. 
Let's see who is reading this far into the post!

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14 comments:

Jodee Rose said...

It's so cute! I adore him and can't wait to put him in my tree.
Is that the right way to say it? I guess they could go in or on... I promise I am a native speaker of English. It shouldn't be this hard.

Jen Bickford said...

Cute! I'm very impressed you didn't burn yourself, I always burn myself with the glue gun.

Anonymous said...

You could always send a few hats to the pintester so she can pop them on her dinosaur ornaments.

Kristen Hewitt said...

Super cute! I want one! mommyinsports.com

Ebemi said...

That is super cute, and I bet I could actually pull it off.

Krista Ritskes said...

Oh, he is super cute! I love snowmen.

dar said...

Not usually a fan of snowmen but he has won me over! I really like his little hat too!

Cindeeblogger said...

Love this and thanks for the directions (I also pinned the one that went nowhere on pinterest). So funny about your accidental hat purchase. That one click ordering can be so dangerous! I hope I win one of these adorable little guys!

Julie kennedy said...

I love this! I was going to pin it, but didn't want to buy a huge bunch of the little hats. So I hope I win one you made!

Angela's Craft Pad said...

Very cute. I think I'm going to make one for everyone in my family.

Meg said...

mini-blub snowman nose = brilliant.

Sonja Foust said...

So cool, and I totally want one. :)

Heather said...

This snowman is A-Dorable. If I had the patience to sit down with a glue gun I would make some myself! But I will settle for a free one! Great job on this cute little guy.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I think the hat really makes him so cute! I just happen to have one of these lights from a CTMH project from our demo and I might have to try this but substitute something for his hat. But, it is the hat that makes it so cute. Guess I will check them out on Amazon too. Thanks for sharing the little cutie with us.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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