I got the idea for this snowman a few years ago. I had a bag of lifesavers that I had on my craft table that had been there for a while. I do most of my crafting in the Summer and the lifesavers had been there for a while but were too hard to eat. I never like to throw anything away, so I started thinking what I could make out of them, and this is what I came up with.
- 3 wintergreen lifesavers for each snowman (preferably old ones that are no longer edible)
- e6000- silicone glue (water based glue will eat away the lifesaver)
- 5 buttons/beads for buttons- I use the ones you can find in the craft department at hobby lobby that are used for eyes.
- Scraps of material for hat and scarf- great for leftover scraps
- Small piece of string or floss to tie hat
- Embellishments of choice- I added a flag charm to this snowman
- 1 Pom-Pom for nose- Im sure of the size- Ive done larger pom-poms than this too and they look cute also
- 1 bar pin back
- Optional- very small twigs for arms
- Squeeze a small amount of e6000 glue onto tinfoil
- Dip edge of lifesaver into glue and then lay on the tinfoil until you have the three lifesavers glued together like a snowman. Let dry overnight. (If making several its best to glue them all now and then finish them another day.)
- Now peel the tinfoil off the back and assemble the rest of the snowman with the e6000. (eyes, twig arms, pom-poms, etc)
- Glue the hat fabric onto the lifesaver and then tie at the top with the string to make a hat
- Glue and then tie the scarf material around the neck.
- Let dry overnight
- Last step- turn over and glue on pin back- you can then pin the snowman onto some card stock for a nice presentation
I sold tons of these at craft shows for 2.95 each.
You have my permission to make these and sell them at craft shows or for personal use.
I will be posting instructions on how to make a handpainted snowman tile pin, snowman tree topper out of paint rollers, pumpkin pin, and more.