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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Frosty the Snowman Ornament

     My favorite handmade Frosty ornament is a product of a crafting session between me and my Mom, many years ago and he's one of the easiest ornaments to make.  He's real fast and simple too.  Trace a circle about 3&1/2 inches wide onto felted wool or some other fuzzy fabric, perhaps fleece or an 80/20 batting.  Sew, leaving an opening on top to turn and stuff, then stitch closed.  Make the hat from two pieces of black felt.  Ours includes a folded brim.  Hand-sew it together using a wide decorative stitch with a high contrast pearl cotton around it. Hot glue or sew in place, covering the hand-sewn top of circle.  We use snaps for his mouth and eyes and a machine sewn, tightly stuffed orange cotton triangle for his carrot nose.  We hot glue button embellishments and the plaid scarf at his neck comes from on old flannel shirt we strip cut and frayed a bit. Embellish with buttons, bows, ribbons, bells, and greenery to you liking.

I have a free, simple pattern for his head and hat that I made using Microsoft Word.  I do not know how or IF I can attach it to this post, so if you'd like me to send you a copy of the file to print, please e-mail me at hgonzales8@bak.rr.com (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) and I'll send it out to you.  Happy crafting!
I am linking this post up to my favorite blog Deborah Jean's Dandelion House and her Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

6 comments:

  1. He is one of the cutest snowmen I've ever seen! Love the contrast on his hat too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I collect snowmen and love this idea. Please send me the pattern.
    Thank you

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  3. Dear Anonymous,
    Please send me your e-mail address so I can send the snowman pattern to you. Thanks.

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  4. This is so cute! I love when I have made the time to create a memory with someone in the way of creating something, years to come I find myself adoring it more and more because of that time spent with that person! I know exactally how you feel!

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