Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Snow-Guys get on the Bus!

Today I am posting about what I have been working on in my studio {aka: the basement}.

I just finished 24 of these vintage bottle Snow-Guys, but before they get on the bus for the big time {Texas Antique Shows in the Fall} I got some of them to pose for a picture....Note: They are going, I'm not, boo!

...so you all can begin thinking about Christmas and making some gifts for your friends and family.

Never too early to think about making Christmas presents.

Now is the time before you get too busy!!!



Check out how they started. I showed their beginnings when I participated in the Where Bloggers Create blog party.



The most expensive part can be the clay for their heads, but it you have a Michael's or Joann's, just use your discount coupon.



All the other elements are bits and pieces that you might have around the house
.. old books, buttons, jewelry snippets, glitter and tinsel...
now get those brain-wheels turning and see what you can come up with..

54 comments:

  1. These are just so neat! I love them!
    ~Amy

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  2. they are very, very cute and I think that's worth more than 2 cents!! =)

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  3. I love your snowmen! I have been busy making similar snowmen for a small craft show in Kansas in October. I have all sizes but seem to be drawn to vintage salt and pepper shakers as the base. The shaker lid makes a great hat. I tilt it to the side and then I add various other elements....maybe an old key or button or jack. The bottle is decorated with ribbons, buttons, words, old book pages or whatever else I can think of. I love the tissue paper your snowmen are wearing. Is it tissue paper? sewing patterns? coffe filters? Regardless, it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Although I don't even want to begin thinking about winter and Christmas, I definitely want to try making one of those in the future! They're so perfect for any decor too!

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  5. These little guys are so precious!! I love the hats made out of scraps from books(?).

    xoxo
    Jane

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  6. They are so cute and vintage looking. I am just not ready to start thinking Christmas yet...talk to me in January. LOL

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  7. What a great idea. They would make such nice, unique Christmas gifts. My skills seem to be limited, but nice to see what others can do. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Tooo Cute!Now I know what to do with all those bits of crafty lace and buttons and such. What
    is the name of the glittery snow that you
    put on these snowmen?

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  9. I am not super crafty, thank you for telling
    me about the product! :) Jewelgirl

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  10. They are super, great! Where will you be at the show? ~Mindy

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  11. Well, I guess I'll see them, but not you at Zapp. I was getting excited---thought I'd get to meet ya. ~Mindy

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  12. wow you've been busy!!..they are too cute :)

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  13. These are darling. Thanks for sharing them.

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  14. Super cute!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

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  15. oh, they are finished! they are really pretty! someone else was blogging about christmas in july!

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  16. I just love your snowmen. Christmas is coming quickly. We are going to be on a house tour and I have started working on some ideas for trees and garlands. I will have lots to share as the time approaches.

    Have a great evening.

    Charla

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  17. Awesome..you come to a craft show in fort worth I would love to see your booth and creations in person..I'll bring my friends.


    visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

    I would love to see these little guys..

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  18. These guys are so dreamy. Love them!
    Dawn

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  19. These are really cute!! I would love to buy one of these for a gift....How cute would this be with the page from an old Frosty the Snowman book....would be a perfect gift for someone I have in mind....and you are right, its never too early to start planning....not saying that I have done any of that!!

    Have a great VTT!

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  20. super cute! arrange them in group.. they look even stunning!

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  21. Bye Boys... off to big time Texas. Be good and don't forget your humble beginnings and kind creator.

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  22. Wow, you are one organized gal. I'm impressed! The snowmen are adorable. Now my wheels are a spinning...

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  23. They remind me of the witch on Narnia, Icey and beautiful! (weird description I know) Thanks for sharing!Come check out my TRANSOFORMATION end table at DIY DAY!

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  24. love your snowpeople! I love making things wih old bottles ...mosly I have painted on them

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  25. Very refreshing on this 90+ degree day!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Such wonderful snow persons..I love them. They look so sweet and chilly..wonderful on a hot July day.
    I have already become a follower..I love your site...Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  27. Those are ADORABLE! Hope you have a great time & do well in Texas!

    Thanks for joining me today!

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  28. I collect home interior dolls and they collect dust.lol Right now I am collecting Christmas stuff from the goodwill getting ready for Christmas. Congrats and Happy Birthday. Lena

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  29. I have to have one! Adorable doesn't begin to describe!!!

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  30. Those are so cool! I would love to try making one!

    Feel free to check out my brand new blog at http://oopsicraftmypants.blogspot.com/

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  31. These are very creative! Good luck on your sales.

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  32. Oh my these are so sweet! You are so creative...I love each of their personalities!

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  33. Those look like so much fun!! Love the glitter! :) Visiting from Julia's party. :)

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  34. Ok, WOW! They are soooo adoreable. Did you have an iced coffee to stay up and finish;)?

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  35. Oh my gosh....now you gave me an idea!! LOL [I love crafting!] That frosty look is super.

    My show n tell is now posted. Come by if you can find time today. I'd love your company! Happy Friday.

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  36. Very cute snowman! Blessings Heather ;-)

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  37. I am visiting via Hooked on Houses. Such fun!

    Please drop by and enter my giveaway.

    Have a blessed weekend!

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  38. Oh my gosh!!! How ADORABLE are those!!!

    m ^..^

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  39. A 200 follower giveaway? I'm in! Congrats on the 200 followers. I can't even imagine having that many ... I have 50 and it seems like a lot! I'm having my own giveaway so stop over.
    But I love the bottles. Such a great idea!
    Happy Day!
    Cathy

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  40. They are so awesome, really like these.

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  41. I came over from Twice Remembered. I LOVE your little snow guys!!! I absolutely love glittered winter things and they are fabulous!!!

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  42. Joan, Great snowmen! Love the glitter! They all look so festive!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  43. I love what you did, You Go Girl !
    Hugs, Kammy

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  44. Your snowman metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

    Have a blessed day!

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  45. These are just the cutest little snowmen! What a great idea!
    Brenda

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  46. Ahhhhhh... I LOVE THESE!! I just love them! I'm so glad you shared them with us.

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  47. OHHH they are adorable! I have seen these before...never the same twice though. Too cute. cherry

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  48. You're right. It's only 6 months from now so why not get an early start.

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  49. Opps misspelled WHO I am ... More later. Joan your blog is easily
    THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST! Yikes I LOVE everything! I have
    to have the snowmen! Actually and this is a little scary, but I think
    I really connected with that one guy with the cute smile! You know, the one in the back - ow e baby! Such inspirational images, just makes
    you smile and get the warm fuzzy thing - or wait is that the wine, no
    it's the snow men!! Love EVERYTHING! Can't wait for next posting.
    P.S.

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