Tools: scissorstoothpicks, hot glue gun, Micron pen (03)
Paint the clay pot blue and paint the rim white. When dry, use a toothpick and white paint to decorate the pot with snowflakes. When the pots are completely dry, give them a coat of sealer.
Use a long liner brush to paint an orange nose onto the spoon. Use a toothpick dipped in black paint to add the eyes. Use the black pen to add the smile and eyebrows. Please be sure and read the important note below about the pen.
Cut a 1/2-inch wide strip of felt and fringe the ends. Add a dab of hot glue about 3-inches from the right end. Place the snowman onto the glue then wrap the scarf around several times, securing with more hot glue.
Cut a small square of floral foam so that it fits snugly inside the clay pot. Insert the snowman spoon into the floral foam. Tear or cut a sheet of tissue paper in half and roll it up. Use the tissue paper to fill the inside of the clay pot, covering up the floral foam.
Make the Hats
I’ve made 4 different hats and will tell you how to make each one below. But first the basics. Cut a piece of felt, about 3” x 4”. Hot glue the corner of the felt to the back of the spoon. Wrap the felt around the front of the spoon and glue in place. Wrap the felt around to the back (trimming if needed) and glue it in place. This is how each of the hats below are started.
Fringed Pom Hat (turquoise)
Follow the basic hat instructions and tie a piece of ribbon tight around the felt near the top of the snowman’s head. Trim the top of the hat to about 1-inch above the ribbon. Use scissors to fringe the top of the hat and trim down until you like how it looks.
Beanie with Pom Pom (light blue)
Follow the basic instructions for your hat then trim off the top, leaving about 2-inches of hat. Fold the top of the felt down to the back of the snowman’s head and glue in place. Glue a pom pom to the top.
Stocking Cap (royal blue)
Follow the basic hat instructions but don’t trim anything off the top. Fold the top of the felt down behind the snowman’s head. Use hot glue to hold it in place behind the head and fold the end of the felt together, securing with glue. Glue a pom pom to the end.
Basic Pom Hat (dark blue)
Follow the instructions for the Fringed Pom Hat but do not fringe the top.
To finish everything off, add a few sparkly white pom poms to the pot to look like a pile of snowballs!
Expert Tips & FAQs
Turns out that the Micron pen never quite dries on plastic. So if you think that people might touch the snowman’s face and smear the ink, you can use black paint dots (using a toothpick) to add the snowman’s mouth instead. If you prefer the pen, note that if it does smear you can easily wipe the smile off the spoon and reapply it.
This project for Plastic Spoon Snowmen in Clay Pots was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/plastic-spoon-crafts-snowmen/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.