My focus lately has been to turn vintage items into something primitive.
And today that something is these Primitive Snowmen made from vintage creamer jars.
I love them and love to make them out of just about everything.
Today I have been on a roll. I think this is the third craft I have kicked in the butt. Here's how I did it.
I won a big ole' aluminum bowl full of these, approx. 30 of them, for only $2.00 at a local auction:
|I think there were about 30 or more of them when I first started crafts with them.|
Well, anyways I think you will find it way more interesting than the simple "Milk 5 cents."
I took a tiny bit of white spray paint and sprayed them inside. Let dry.
Then I grabbed a bag of "snowman heads" that are actually just wooden beads and had an idea to glue them onto the top.
And tied on some homespun around the top. And simply dabbed on three little dots for the "coal." A couple of them I replaced the dots of coal with a simple free handed star that I'm not too great at.
Yep, I was liking how these were taking shape! So far so good.
I put them in individual baggies so the paint wouldn't be chipped for whoever takes these little fellers home from my Peddlers Mall Booth #555. And also, so that it may be already pre-packed in case it is a gift.
I may also have some left for sale in my eBay shop if you are interested.
But they were still missing something..... So I untied the homespun from the bag tops and looked around my craft room...
I know! I want to add some type of falling snow around them! I thought that would be kinda cute. Since they are inside a bag and they are snowmen. lol. Silly yes, but I think it's a good idea.
But what to use as snow? OOOOOooo, I had a craft fail a while back while making snowballs out of epson salt and white paint. That would be great. Why? Because all the "SNOW" falls off when it's barely moved. I guess the elmers glue for it wasn't strong enough. Here was the snowball craft fail:
So I took my hand and rubbed some off in each open bag, and added a dash of silver glitter.
Doesn't really look that great in the pics, but it looks better in person. Trust me.
And then I re-tied them back up and got them ready again.
And I thought they were in need of some sort of tag to tie on the homespun. I didn't have time to make a new batch of Grungy Hang Ties, so I found some pre-made ones in my drawer that came from the Dollar Mart.
Here's a side view, in the box, because I already had them boxed when thinking of this, lol.
And they are off! I did keep one of them though.... Had too, they were too cute! And it helps me next year to remember what all types of things I've previously made in case I want to make more.
Oh, I priced these little cuties for $3.99 each.... I am hoping that is not too much. I first thought $2.49 but since they are old jars and then the packaging....I added a little bit more.I have no idea though, but we'll see if they sell soon in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.
If you would like to purchase them online here, you now can with the help of ebay,
if you are interested,
|Vintage Creamer Snowman Jars item #002 only $3.99|
Hope you enjoyed this and that it maybe gave you some sort of idea for a snowman craft!
Happy Crafting ya'll!
Similar Post You may be interested in. Here's what I did with them on my first go around in a previous post:
|I made these in early March of 2014|
Here's the link to that one if you're interested: http://www.booth555.com/2014/03/old-glass-creamers-reused.html