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2.15.2021

snowbuddies!

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do ya' wanna' build a snowman?!
(given the current weather conditions across the continent, maybe not!)

nothing around here is safe from my current obsession with Illuminating Yellow...
not even projects & products that i made yeeeeeears ago.

i grabbed a few of my Original Sweet Sweater Snowmen TM  
and used some craft supplies to create a brand new winter wardrobe for them.
now they can be in display in my office for the rest of this wintery month!
(even though it's cold here, it never snows. so this is all the 'winter' i get)

i love how adding a few new details can update decor - on a budget, naturally. 

continue reading to see the before & after...

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on the left are three of my Original Sweet Sweater Snowmen TM that i pulled out of a bin.
they're simply balls made from sweaters + Poly-Fil, tucked into milk glass cups and a cupcake liner!

on the right, they've been given a winter wardrobe makeover!

those results didn't take long, or a lot of materials. just a few craft supplies:

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 ball of fuzzy yellow yarn, white pom poms, yellow pom poms, a party treat box,
and a yellow and white striped tee shirt that i found on clearance for 3 bucks.

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i tend to think of these lil' guys as 'families',
so let's take a look at how Daddy, Mommy, and Baby Snowbuddy turned out!

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Baby Snowbuddy (Bubby) has a new cap made from the tee shirt fabric,
a new white pom pom nose, and a base wrapped with part of the paper party treat box.

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Mommy Snowbuddy (Bea) has a new scarf and hat made from the tee shirt fabric,
a set of earmuffs made from yellow pom poms, and a new white pom pom nose.

Daddy Snowbuddy (Bud) has a jaunty toque made from the yellow yarn, topped by a yellow pom pom.
(NO i did not knit it! LOL. i wrapped a strip of posterboard in yarn for the cuff,
then twisted some strands together to make a 'rope' that i coiled on top of his head.)

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i've always liked these guys, my second 'sweater creation'.
over the past decade, i've designed an entire collection of characters using sweaters!

yeah, i know. gnomes are the 'cute thing' of the moment...
but i really dislike gnomes. (and clowns). ask my grandson.
[he and i gathered up over a dozen gnomes left by previous owners of his family's house
and relocated the creepy little creatures to a far corner of the yard, out of view.
we used birdhouses as their 'houses' and created a whole gnome village.
we called it the 'great gnome re-home' project. he doesn't like gnomes, either.]
i guess if you really wanted to,
you could add tall hats and big beards to these snowmen to make them gnomes. 

if you'd like to make your own versions of my sweater snowmen, check out the links below.
the product name 'Sweet Sweater Snowmen' is protected by copyright and trademark, as are my photos.


shared online:

funky junk interiors | diy salvaged junk party #564
Funky Junk Interiors DIY Salvaged Junk Project link party Featured Project
thank you for featuring my project, Donna! 


links to previous related posts:

Original Sweet Sweater Snowmen


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4 comments:

  1. Love your little snowbuddies!! I share your opinion of gnomes - ugh - have never been able to get into them - hope the trend disappears soon, but not very hopeful - LOL

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    1. oh gosh, LindaSonia you just made me feel SO much better about my foibles!!! LOL i was worried i might offend people by NOT being a gnome fan. can't help it, those hairy little things just freak me out.

      for four years, i lived in an area in Washington state that was settled and inhabited by a great many people of Norwegian descent. they LOVE their gnomes! they use them everywhere! (and they say 'Uff Da' a lot) seeing gnomes everywhere i went was the one thing about living in that beautiful place that i disliked!

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  2. There she goes again, reinventing what winter could look like all over the land! These are SO sweet! And your recent yellow is making this the newest warm winter color imo! These are darling!

    I'm featuring these cuties in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 565. Thanks for linking them up!

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    1. thank you so much, Miss Donna! i'm really loving the happy optimism of yellow right now.... anything to help combat the winter/covid/isolation blues!!!!

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