Saturday, December 4, 2010

Frosty the Snowman

Does anyone else still have their pumpkins left over?  Or is that just me?   Yea, it’s probably just me.

Even though Halloween and Thanksgiving are done and over and it’s technically Christmas season now, we still had our pumpkins out on our front porch up until just a few days ago when I made Tim put them out back because the rest of the neighbors were starting to put their Christmas decorations up.  I had really grown quite fond of having them around these last two months and they still looked so cute that it  seemed wasteful to toss them out with the trash. 

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So I came up with a way to keep them around just a little bit longer. 

Meet Frosty the snowman Pumpkinman.
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Isn’t he so adorable?!!

And he really wasn’t difficult at all to make.  My main goal was keeping this project as cheap as possible and using what I already had at the house.  I spent $0.97 total (for black spray paint), so I thought I did pretty good! 

Here’s how I made him.

First, I stacked my pumpkins up and hot glued them together.  Just to warn you though, hot glue doesn’t really hold them together that great, so you have to be careful when moving them around or they will come unglued.  But I figured since this was a temporary decoration that would just be sitting around our house for a month or two, hot glue would work well enough (plus that is what I had on hand).
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Then I spray painted all my pumpkins white.  It was fast and easy.  I only had primer spray paint, so that is what I used. 
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I thought this little pumpkin somewhat resembled a top hat, so I decided to spray paint it black.  After letting it dry, I hot glued this one on top of the three white ones.
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Then I started searching my house for things I could use to make his face.  I used buttons for the eyes, fake berries for the mouth, a piece of potpourri for his nose, and some ribbon for the scarf. 
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When Frosty’s day of doom does finally come, I have a feeling that I’m going to have an even harder time throwing him out now.  He’s just so darn cute!
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I sure hope Frosty doesn’t melt sitting so close to our raging fire!

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41 comments:

  1. you are one creative crafty momma! I LOVE him!! He is so Jolly and cute! Man, its going to hard to put him at the curb when winter is over. Maybe you can make a rabbit out of him just in time for Easter! ;-)

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  2. We did that one year with out pumpkins only we had really big pumpkins that year. We ended up with a rather large outdoor decoration. I didn't have the cute top hat pumpkin, so I just used an old planter. Yours is much cuter that ours though. Great job!

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  3. I love yours! I just did one too and linked it under crafts. Mine is a little guy. Great way to reuse the pumpkins :) I also love your stockings hanging on the mantel.

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  4. That is so great! He fits in perfectly next to the 'fireplace'. Love that too!

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  5. that is adorable!!! Wish I would have saved some pumpkins for winter. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  6. OMG! This is absolutely adorable...and so green. Terry

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  7. I love snowmen and this has to be one of the cutest and most creative ones I've ever seen!

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  8. I am totally loving this! What a great idea.I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this!
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-3.html

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  9. That is incredibly cute! Who would have thought that those pumpkins would make such a good snowman!

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  10. I think this is so adorable! What a great idea. And I love it more in front of your roaring fire! My husband has a chalkboard with a fire drawn on it in his office at work. He's had it there for nearly a decade. How can you go wrong?! Love it! I'm featuring this on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration. http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  11. Adorable! Flat out adorable! And I'm just LOVING your mantel! The stockings are so charming!

    Donna

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  12. This is soooo cute!!! Seriously, I am so sad that I just threw out my little pumpkins! Next year, I'm keeping this idea in mind! :) Thanks for sharing!! I'm your newest follower.

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  13. That is SO cute! I wish I had kept my pumpkins.

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  14. that is just darn right cute! WELL DONE! jen

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  15. WHAT?? That has got to be one of the cutest things I've seen. Seriously. If he goes missing don't come and look at my house.... ;)

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  16. This is SO cute! Great job makin' things last by using creative ways to turn it into something new!!

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  17. WHAT????? Where do you come up with this? I swear you have missed your calling! You should have gone into design! I LOVE him! My pumpkins would NOT have made a cute snowman b/c they were not the right shape, but next year this will make me think about the ones I do buy so I can make my own punkinman! I love it! He fits perfectly next to your rawrin' fire!

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  18. You are brilliant! I still have the orange pumpkins outside and it looks funny with all the christmas decoration. I'm sooo gonna paint my pumpkins once the wind dies down.
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!! BTW, got here from Someday Crafts.

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  19. Adorable! I'm doing my 1st Linky party & its all about Snowman!! I would love for you to join ;)
    www.itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

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  20. I absolutly LOVE it!!! I just started a linky party and I would love it if you would link this up:) It is Tuesday at Not JUST A Housewife
    (happyhappyhousewife.blogspot.com)

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  21. OMG!!! Soooo cute ~ I'm going to copy =)

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  22. How sweet!! I love the texture that he brings to the space (: Fun project, girl!

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  23. Thank you so much for linking up! I am going to feature this tomorrow! Love it!!!

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  24. I love this! I actually had a miracle pumpkin that made it from Halloween 2009 to Halloween 2010 so this would have been perfect to reuse it! It finally got gross a few weeks ago and I had to trash it :( But next year, I'll do this!

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  25. I love it. Next year, I will have to be on the lookout for snowman worthy pumpkins. Also, love your raging fire!

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  26. Sooo creative and adorable!!

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  27. I saw you on UTTDreaming and am crazy about this idea...wow, i could've had a v-8! I just said to a friend of mine, "I hate that I threw all my pumpkins and gourds out. I wish I knew what to do with them"...well, now (or at least for next year), I do!

    thanks so much!

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  28. JAmie thanks for linking this fab project! I will be featuring it on BCD tomorrow morning!

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  29. Only you could look at fall pumpkins and see winter snowmen!! Love it!

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  30. I love the pumpkinman, but I actually have a question about your stockings. Where did you get those, I've been looking for something just like that everywhere and I have not been able to find them.

    Any ideas?

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  31. Found you from Under the Table . . . SOOOO clever! (and I love the name and reason for your blog.)

    Have a blessed Christmas!

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  32. Very cute. I have some little gourds I want to do this with, but the best head one I have is all bumpity. I'm not sure how it'll look, but i may give it a shot.

    Love your fireplace!

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  33. I love this idea. We made one too but he is not nearly as cute as yours!

    http://sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com/2010/12/frosty-snowman.html

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  34. I featured this on my blog today!

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. Perfect way to reuse the pumpkins from Halloween. We just had one pumpkin. So just tried to create the Snowman Head alone in our own way.

    If possible please have a look

    http://www.creativitymypassion.blogspot.com/2010/12/frosty-snow-pumpkin.html

    Esther
    http://www.creativitymypassion.blogspot.com/

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  36. one of THE most adorable projects I have seen this year! I can't wait to make one last year! (already threw out my pumpkins :o(

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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