Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Sweater and a Snowman

If you remember the photo from this post you will remember the cute little sweater below that I picked up on one of my thrifty shopping sprees.  That's right this little sweater cost me $2.75 and since the Boss is way too spoiled and has more clothes than I know what to do with I picked this up for a craft instead of for her.

I started by cutting the arms off the sweater.

Next, I flipped the sweater inside out and sewed the top, the arm holes and the bottom half shut.  Remember to leave a whole at the bottom to stuff your snowman.  Once it was all sewn up I flipped it back to the right side out.

Next I started to stuff my snowman and tie him into sections with twine.  I wanted him to be a traditional 3 ball snowman so I started with the turtle neck for it's head, tied it off,  then made the body tied it off, and finished the bottom.  Once you stuff each section pull on the sweater below the twine to make it tight and play with the batting to make your snowman the shape you desire.

 Once I finished filling him, I sewed the bottom shut and used buttons for the buttons and ribbon for his scarf.  I haven't decided yet if I will add sticks for arms or not.  Right now, it stands well and I think the sticks might get in the way of further decorating.  You could add a face, carrot nose and stick arms if you want to.  I think he is adorable just the way he is.  I have not found his permanent home as of yet but I am sure he will find a suitable one in the next few days.

On the table as the center piece

On the side hutch

 If you try your own please send me a picture.  I would LOVE to see how yours turned out.  I think it would be cute to make a family of snowmen using different types of sweaters.

I've shared this idea here,  feel free to share your ideas here too!

1 comment:

Roeshel said...

Awe. SO CUTE! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Holiday Highlights party! ;)