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Nov 19, 2014
The Peddlers Mall has kept me pretty busy lately with the holidays coming up so fast. My hand made crafts are already selling out! I couldn't be more happier! Just knowing that people really like the little things I make is an awesome feeling!
Here is the latest little snowman crafts I have made. Snowman wooden spoon magnets. I priced these little primitive cuties for only .99 cents each so that it will be a cheap gift for anyone to pickup.
These started out as little wooden spoons that I had won off from an eBay auction. I got a pack of like 48 or so for $7.00, since it was an open package. Great deal! Still plenty enough for me to use.
They are approximately 3 5/8" tall so they will make for some cute little snowman magnets! Not sure where these were bought from originally but I'd guess WalMart has some similiar.
First, I laid them all out on some wax paper so that my counters will stay somewhat clean. Then I gave them a quick coat of off white craft paint. (If it had been warmer outside, I would have simply spray painted them but it was like 20* outside!)
|Just dab on a glob of orange and pull your paintbrush straight down. That's it for the noses! Simple.|
And above you can see that I used some dark orange to paint on little skinny noses. These are popular on the primitive themed snowmen.
And next I free handed on some little cute faces.
|Just use your imagination when painting on the faces. Give each a different look by simply doing the eyebrows differently or the mouths.|
I like the little X's for mouths for some reason, lol.
Next, I tied on little bits of pieces of homespun fabric in all different colors to make these little snowmen a scarf. I had bunches of these leftover from various other crafts and I always save the little scraps for things like this.
And then it was time to add the little magnet on the back. I got this package of 20 magnets at the local Dollar Mart for only $1.00 called Magnetic Buttons. Sadly last month that store closed though.
|20 magnetic buttons for only $1.00 from the Dollar Mart.|
These are small but strong enough to hold up these little wooden spoon snowman magnets.
|Here you can see instead of all having black buttons of coal down the body, I wrote a few words such as "love and friends." It just adds a bit more cuteness I think and gives each it's own personality.|
|Look close and you can see the little strips of homespun fabric as scarfs. I just tied a simple knot in them around the neck area.|
|I was going to add little jingle bells to the scarves but I couldn't find any in my craft supplies small enough.|
So here you have it, my Snowman Wooden Spoon Magnets made out of plain wooden sticks, similar to ice cream spoons, for only $ .99 in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.
You may also like my previous post:
Sep 5, 2014
(Warning Lots of Snowmen Photos!)
I made these Primitive Snowman Magnets:
out from these $1.19 party favor button pins:
Just take them apart by pressing them open, the pins on the back twist off with a setting and here they are all apart:
The little plastic cabochon tops tops are usually that price for only them!
And I just began by painting the backs of the Jesus inserts. I did not want to paint over the Jesus picture, lol, I'm just like that.
Then after painting about 24 of these all in antique white, I started to add some eyes:
And then I started to just free hand on some noses and then some mouths on some:
Some of them I took some very very light reddish pink and gave their cheeks some rosey, winter color.
And then I took some magnets, also found in the Dollar Mart, for a $1.19 for a pack of 20! Unbelievable! I bought all they had! And I glued them on the back with my favorite glue ever, E6000. It is found at Wal-Mart.
And then on the fronts I took some tears of homespun fabric, tied little knots in them, and glued them on with E6000 glue also, as little scarves.
And here is a set of them sitting and drying.
They are starting to look super cute!
After they dried, I tried the magnets out on a metal lid. They hold great!
And then I figured on some (not assembled yet) I would go back add some glitter to the faces. To give the feel of maybe frost. I did this with simple craft varnish mixed with a dash of silver glitter. White glitter would have been better, but I was out of the great, tiny stuff:
And here is some with the glitter varnish and some easy print out 3x5 papers from Avery.com to make them look better in the packages:
Some of them I decided to put the Pins back on the back to mix them up.
Who knows, they may be a cute winter pin to wear!
And the others, I left as magnets. Magnets are my all time favorite thing to make with snowmen!
I priced these for only .99cents each in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555
I think they will be a great grab as you go item that people can keep or give as a cheap gift.
& See ya'll next time.
I had an assortment of craft items laying in front of me and I had an "Ah-Ha" moment. There was a bowl full of snowman heads laying beside a stack of pine cones. I wandered what the heads would look like on top of the pine cones as ornaments? And here is how my thought turned out.
I had these basic pre-painted snowman heads from a previous craft lot I bought at the Dollar Mart, the bag was only $1.19. I added the long noses and eyes and such. But if you don't have them, don't worry, you can use those little bags of unfinished beads from Wal-Mart in the craft section. They are the exact same thing.
And then just gather you up some pine cones. These in the photo came from an auction lot and appear to have been on a real tree at once. But at the Dollar Mart right now, in the fall/flowers section, you can find the bag of fake pine cones of approximately 10 or so, for only $1.19.
And all you really do is take some E6000 glue (also from WalMart- it's awesome stuff) and glue the snowman head to the top of the pine cone.
Then just let it dry and add a strip of torn homespun around it's neck to look like a scarf. Then to be able to some of them hang as ornaments, I tied another piece of homespun around the neck, but left it longer as a hanger.
By putting them in a clear bag, it makes for a great way to give as a gift if someone prefers.
See ya'll next time!