Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sweater Snowman

Hi Happy Friends!  Here is one of my favorite crafts of all time!  I created this little guy last week for The Scrap Shoppe's Homemade Christmas event!  I think he is just the cutest!  Here is the post in case you missed it over at Michele's. :)

Hello Scrap Shoppers!  I'm so happy to be back for another week of Homemade Christmas!  I'm Erin from Crafts & Sutch.  
I'm a crafty girl at heart and love Christmastime!  I especially love decorating my home for the holidays!  Today we are making a super duper cutie pie snowman out of an upcycled sweater!  Are you ready?


To get started, you will need the sleeve of an old sweater, fiberfill, a glue gun and glue, a wooden spool painted black, two small black buttons, two small holly leaves cut from green felt, a small red button, an orange triangle cut from felt, ribbon, and scissors.  Not pictured:  black felt circle and a scrap of fabric.  Disregard the needle and thread...I made this cutie no sew!


Turn the sleeve inside out and tie a knot around the wrist end of the sweater.


Turn the sleeve right side out and begin to fill with the fiberfill.  This is the snowman's head.  Once it is filled to your desired size, tie a knot directly under the filling.


Fill the body with the fiberfill.


After the body is stuffed, turn your snowman on his head and fold and glue the opening closed. 


I folded it like a present.


This is what you should have so far.


I wanted my snowman to appear a little more "schmooshed," so I glued the head down to the body.


See?  Definitely more "schmooshed" and cuter!  :)  Glue on the black, button eyes and orange, felt nose.


 To create the top hat, glue the wooden spool to the top of the black felt circle.


Add a holly embellishment to the top hat by gluing on the green leaves and the red button.


Glue the top hat on his head.


For the finishing touch, tie a scrap piece of fabric around his neck.  I cut little slits on each end of the scarf to look like tassels.

Isn't he adorable?  I just love him sitting in the little winter wonderland on top of my fridge!  He might need a girlfriend. :)  It would be super easy to change this little guy up by adding different embellishments...perhaps twig arms, a crocheted scarf, or a tiny little pipe?

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday!  I hope you'll stop by Crafts & Sutch to say hi!  Michele, thanks so much for letting me come visit again!  I had too much fun!

I'm linking up to these spectacular parties!


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58 comments:

  1. that's freaking adorable!....hmmm...i have just the sweater in mind!...

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  2. That actually made me go 'awww' out loud!

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  3. You're amazing, my friend! I LOVE that little snowman... such and adorable idea! :]

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  4. He is absolutely adorable!!! Now I am off to find an old sweater to cut up:-)

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  5. I'm still on the lookout for sweaters! lol! I am SO making some of these guys. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial during my party! :)

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  6. he's so cute!!! i think he needs a mate, for sure!

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  7. That is too-freakin-cute! I love it!

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  8. I said "Awwww" out loud too! LOL! Nice project Erin!

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  9. This is so cute! I am highilghting it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this snowman!! I got in my closet today searching for the perfect snowman (sweater)! lol I must make one.
    Stef

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  11. He is darling! I have seen him twice now and I had to pop over and tell you how much I love him. (hmmm. maybe I should be his girlfriend? ;) )
    Great job!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  12. this is the cutest thing ever! when i was scrolling to the end of the linky post at life as lori, this cute little guy stuck out and i knew i must go back and see him! SUPER CUTE!

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  13. This is so cute. A year ago I made sweater pumpkins, http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/10/sweater-pumpkins.html, I love this snowman and think that I will try him.

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  14. how clever! i love repurposing things!

    I'm hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

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  15. I seriously love him! I'm featuring this on my blog tomorrow if you'd like to check it out.

    sassysanctuary.blogspot.com

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  16. So adorable! I love that you can upcycle an old sweater into something so sweet : )

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  17. He is so stinkin' cute Erin. So glad you linked him up to my Open House!

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  18. I featured you today! Happy Holidays!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  19. He's adorable!
    Also, wanted to let you know I shared a link to him on my blog's, A Glimpse Inside, FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/AGlimpseInside

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  20. A-dorable! I have a little guy made from a tube sock and rice filling that was given to me by a student years ago. I'm thinking he might need a sweater snowman friend.

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  21. Turned out super cute!!

    Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

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  22. My Great Grandmother made these Years ago. I have them now and it is my favorite Christmas decoration!

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  23. Oh my goodness this is so adorable!

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  24. how cute is that!! thank you for sharing this and great tutorial :) happy holidays to you!

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  25. Soooo cute!! I will have to save this project for after Christmas. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Following you now! :)

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  26. Soo cute. I will have to wait until I have a sweater I can sacrifice..lol... Merry Christmas!

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  27. I love this!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. ...so cute ~so cute. I love him! I want one, so I better get busy. I bought sweaters to make pumpkins. I never made them. The snowman is super fun. I better get busy. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  29. That's so clever! He turned out adorable! I hope you'll link him up to my Sew Crafty Party...

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/startin-early-for-orphaned-no-more.html

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  30. This is super cute and looks so easy to make. I absolutely love the hat and scarf. I never would have thought of using a spool for that!

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  31. Really darling! When I was volunteering the other day at my son's school, a teacher was doing this project. I could see she was using rice but couldn't get the whole "technique"... so thanks!
    malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  32. Love this! I think I could modify it to be glue gun free for my craft club too. Goodness knows I have a ton of spools for hats! Merry Christmas!

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  33. Soooo CUTE!! I love this. I'd love to have you submit it to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  34. Hello! I'm from Ukraine. It's so nice to meet your cute snowman :)

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  35. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-snowman-ideas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  36. Just darling! And simple! I love snowmen. I may have to give this one a whirl!

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  37. oh my gosh! that is the cutest snowman ever! Thank you for sharing!

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  38. He really is so cute - and I just remembered that I have an old sweater in my DI pile! :) I'll have to let you know how it goes! :D

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  39. I made a kit for my husband's little cousins for Christmas from this, and I made a completed one for my mom, and they all LOVED them! I've got one sleeve left for myself. :) I couldn't find (nor did I have) a spool to color black, so I had to improvise. I used a 2 inch x 4.25 inch strip of black felt and made a cylinder with it. Then I hot glued it to a square just slightly bigger than the circle, let it cool, and cut the edges off. I then cut the bottom brim and glued the other side down, so the hat is ALL felt.
    I also had problems with my snowman tipping over, so when I do my own, I'm going to add a small bag of plastic pellets in the bottom to help keep him upright.
    Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! :)

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  40. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/sweater-snowman/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  41. Hi there! I loved this so much that I featured it in my "100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations"! Have a great day! http://www.aspectacledowl.com/100-christmas-crafts-decorations/

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  42. I have been surfing the internet looking for "easy" crafts to donate to our church's fundraiser coming up in Nov. I am NOT a crafty person so I have been stressing out about this! And look what I find! Yippee! I think this is easy enough that even *I* can do it! I don't think it will cost me much and I think the church will be able to price them high enough to make a decent amount. Thanks so much for sharing this...I'm going out to Goodwill today to start looking for white sweaters... =)

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  43. Wonderful, as alternatives you could use a white sock if sweater not available and a baby sock instead of cotton reel. Enjoy making

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  44. حرصًا منا على راحة عملائنا الكرام بالرياض نقوم بتقديم كافة الخدمات في محافظة الرياض ليحصل عملائنا الكرام بالرياض على خدمات متكاملة دون الحاجة إلي أن يلجأ إلي طلب خدمة من شركة وطلب خدمة آخري من شركة مختلفة تمامًا، لذلك تقدم شركتنا جميع الخدمات التي يحتاجها عملائنا الكرام في الرياض.
    حيث نعمل في تقديم جميع خدمات النظافة والتنظيف لكافة أنواع الأبنية من منازل وفلل وشقق وبيوت وقصور، حيث يمكن لعملائنا الكرام بالرياض الأستفادة من خدمات شركة نظافة بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف قصور بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض، وخدمات شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض..
    كما نعمل على تقديم أفضل خدمات قطع الأثاث لعملائنا الكرام، فتشمل خدماتنا تنظيف الأثاث ونقل وشراء وتخزين جميع قطع الأثاث، فيمكن لعملائنا الكرام بالرياض الحصول على أفضل خدمات الأثاث من
    شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض
    ، و
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    ، و شركة
    شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض
    ولكن لا تقتصر خدماتنا على نقل اثاث بالرياض أو شراء أثاث بالرياض أو تخزين أثاث بالرياض ولكن تشمل خدماتنا أيضًا تنظيف جميع قطع الأثاث على حدا مثل خدمات شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض، وخدمات
    شركة تنظيف واجهات حجر وزجاج بالرياض
    كما نحرص على أكتمال الخدمات التي يحتاجها عملائنا الكرام بالرياض من خلال تقديم خدمات
    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
    ;/a>، بالإضافة إلي أن عملائنا الكرام بالرياض يفضلون الاستعانة بخبراء التنظيف للقيام بتنظيف خزانات المياه وكذلك تنظيف البيارات، وحرصًا منا على تقديم الخدمات التى يحتاجها عملائنا بالرياض نقدم أيضًا خدمات
    شركة تنظيف وشفط بيارات بالرياض
    ، وحدمات
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض
    ، بالإضافة إلي القيام بجميع أعمال تنظيف وتنقية المياه في شركة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
    و شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض، وكذلك القيام بالفحص الشامل لخزانات المياه للعلاج تسربات المياه في شركة كشف تسريبات المياه بالرياض.
    ولا تقف خدماتنا عند هذا الحد بل لدينا فريق عمل متدرب على القيام بجميع خدمات عزل الأسطح سواء عن طريق العزل الحراري أو العزل المائي، وذلك من خلال شركة
    شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض
    ، و شركة
    شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض
    ، وشركة غسيل خزانات بالرياض، و شركة عزل مائي بالرياض.

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