Sally heads it up this week and it's all about Holiday Accessories! How fun! I LOVE accessories...bling, ribbons, sequins, glitter....you name it....I try not to overdo my cards with embellies but often times I do! Here is a fun little snowman you can make for your holidays.....it is easy.
You will need to start off with a 'ribbed' tube sock - you'll see why it's important that you get a RIBBED one instead of a sock with no rib at the top - it's just more fun!
You may use any combination of these products to 'stuff' the sock and form the body of your snowman: styrofoam balls, dried coffee or jelly beans, buttons, marbles, etc.
Take your item, and in my case, I used a styrofoam ball, keep in mind that depending on how tall you want your snowman or how 'chubby' you want him, will depend on how much of the above accessories you will need. The first styrofoam ball will be slipped into the sock and place it all the way at the bottom......squeeze and form the sock tightly around the ball....you don't want to see any 'air' pockets.
Take a piece of small twine and tie a knot tightly right above the styrofoam. Stuff your next styrofoam ball on top of the bottom layer.
Once again - tighten as you go along and tie another notch at the top of the sock, snip off the remaining area of the sock.
Now you are ready to decorate the body of the snowman with any embellishment you want!
The funnest idea that I got was to give him his own winter hat........this is where the ribbed portion of the sock comes in! The part of the sock that you snipped off should still have the ribbed area remaining....take that piece and pull it over the top of the snowman's head....and voila....instant winter cap! Tie another notch and snip at the top again.....use your hand to puff out the remaining sock layers to form your makeshift pom pom at the very top.