Vintage Snowman

Thanks Toni for having me over for Christmas Wonderful!I’m so honored and happy to be among such talented designers and crafters.
Today I’d love to share with you and your readers these adorable Vintage Snowman I made.
I used crumpled tissue paper, glue and then Gesso, to make the styrofoam balls look like actual papier machè (a technique of my own).

DIY Vintage Snowman featured on Design DazzleThey have funny sheet music hats, embellished with vintage lace, wool and remnants of all kind, plus sweet rusty snowflakes and bells. I adooore that cheery jingle jingle!

To make the hats, just adhere sheet music on cardboard with paper glue, cut out a triangle, make a cone, and staple it to secure on the rear. Then finish off with lace, remnants etc and put on the head of your snowmen using hot glue.

Whimsical Snowman featured on Design Dazzle
To make these chaps perfectly wintr-y, I also incorporated wool yarn and scraps of mohair left from my handmade bears into their collars and to finish the hats off.

My snowmen’s noses are made with little tree branches, sharpened and inserted in the styrofoam balls. You can add one or two bigger ones under the head to create the bodies, and insert bare branches as arms. Paint happy faces with acrylics and finally, a generous sprinkle of clear glitter to make them sparkle!

… and voilà! Ready to spread Christmas cheer!!



Happy crafting and have a wonderful Holiday Season, everyone!

Monica x

Monica is a full-time italian artist and photographer, avid crafter and lover of all things beautiful. To learn more about her creative life, see more of her work and enjoy her free crafting tutorials, you can visit her blog, The White Bench.

Posted on December 7, 2011
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Shear Sensations says:
    December 7, 2011

    these are so cute and its a great craft idea for me & my grand-daughters to do for our christmas craft. thank you.

  2. says:
    December 7, 2011

    Monica – Ooh la la I love these! Thank you for sharing the snowmen with our readers.
    You are so talented!

  3. mural paint enthusiast says:
    December 7, 2011

    Lovely and creative artwork! I love that. 🙂

  4. Partycraft Secrets says:
    December 7, 2011

    these are so fun – you could easily translate these for the rest of the year as a circus-party craft by using bright coloured paper! thanks for sharing.

  5. Joya says:
    December 7, 2011

    Great work dude! I am very impressed with your work. Looks promising am going to give this a try.

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  6. Deebi27 says:
    December 10, 2011

    These snowmen are the bestest! I have the Gesso, so maybe I have a great project to work on over my winter break! Snowmen are welcome until at least New Years Day. After that I want warm weather!

  7. rebecca says:
    December 21, 2012

    Very cute. Going to get started on these for next year.

  8. Jan BRANCHINI says:
    December 18, 2013

    Love your retro snowmen. Jan

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