Sunday, October 30, 2011

From Baby Clothes to Craft Supplies: Idea 2 of 3

Are you starting to think about Christmas already?  I am.  I figure it's never too early to start planning.  So, today's idea for recycling old baby clothes is a snowman Christmas ornament project (pictured below).

Supplies: old baby sock, sewing kit, wooden circle, acrylic paints, Sharpie pen, Elmer's Glue All (or other craft glue), ribbon scraps, assorted baubles (pom-poms, jingle bells, beads, sequins, etc.) from your "stash"--this is a great way to reduce that stash a bit!

The snowman's hat is made from an old baby sock.  Do you have any mateless socks stuffed in the back of closets or drawers?  If so, then this might just be the project for you.  

Easy steps:

1.  Paint the wooden circle with white paint, then allow to dry.  

2.  Use orange paint to add a carrot nose in the center of the snowman's face.  Allow to dry.

3.  With a Sharpie, add the rest of the details to the snowman's face.

4.  To make the hat, cut the tube of ribbing off the sock.  Turn the tube inside out, make a running stitch along the raw edge, pull tight, and tie off.  Turn the tube right side out.  Sew a pom-pom or other bauble at the top of the hat.  Sew additional decorations on the hat (for example, sequins and beads), if you wish.  Glue the hat to the snowman's head.

5.  Cut a strip of fabric from the remaining piece of the sock.  This will be the snowman's scarf.  Trim fringe at either end of the scarf, then add any additional embellishments (for example, a ribbon bow and jingle bell) that you wish.   Then glue the scarf in place at the bottom of the snowman's head.

6.  The final step is to glue a loop of fancy ribbon on the back of the ornament.  This will be the hanger for your ornament.  After all the glue has dried, your ornament will be ready for Christmas!


Lean said...

This is cool and the snowman looks so funny to!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh this is a truly gorgeous project and what an ingenious idea!! Absolutely cute Denise!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

This is so cute ...just a gorgeus idea!!!
Denise you really are such a great artist!!!
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges

Eila Sandberg said...

Hi Denise! What a clever idea and really sweet project! yours is the first and only echo friendly blog that I've come across, really so neat of you. Been backtracking your blog and just love your clean and crisp pages so full of lovely detail. Thanks ever so much for your visit and for becoming a follower! Your beautiful comment on my X-mas hanger made me really so happy! Wish you a wonderful Sunday! take care, cheers! Eila