Saturday, January 4, 2020

Snowmen for Christmas 2020!

In the spirit of Christmas, the office staff at work went all out and decided to decorate our individual offices for the 2019 Christmas season. I created the above snowmen, one sat on my desk at work and the other stayed at home. When the office staff saw my snowman, they loved it. So, thinking ahead, I created a few more during my holiday break. Since Christmas 2019 has come and gone, I have packed them away and will gift them to my colleagues in 2020. I've have to admit, I have never been so well prepared or ahead on my Christmas gifting!

Each snowman stands about 12"-14" high.  The base of each snowman was created from a piece of rolled heavy weight cardboard, which I covered with polyfil. I made the scarves and hats from a red plaid night gown and a green bathrobe purchased at a thrift shop. (In the photo, the green fabric looks very dark and it is hard to see that it is green.) The brooms were made with a dowel and raffia.The eyes were created with felt and the noses were created from fabric. I added pink chalked cheeks and used a black heavy thread for the mouth. Each snowman took about 3 hours to complete from start to finish. I enjoyed creating them and love that they each seem to take on their own personality.