Snowman made of cans

I realize this is a little late in the season, but I’ve been under the weather for the last week. Thankfully I’m better now.
I finally finished this snowman yesterday. I want to go ahead and post it. I got the idea from Pinterest seeing snowmen made out of cans.I absolutely adore this guy.
He brightens up the room and
makes me smile every time I look at him.

Wishing you all happiness with your Christmas projects.


Here’s a few highlights of how I made my snowman.

-I used 28 ounce cans.
-I used my old hot glue gun instead of my low temp glue gun. The glue’s slower setting and gives more time for moving the cans into place.
-I ran into an issue with hot gluing the cans together and having a neat seam. I also worried that the cans might snap apart if they got banged around any. I made a cardboard cap for the cans and hot glued it in the top and then hot glued the cans together at the cardboard ends. This worked out really well.
-For the brim of the hat, I glued 3 small paper plates together. I figure that my snowman won’t ever be outside so the paper plates wouldn’t be a problem.
-For the hat, I left the open end of the can up to put flowers and stuff in.
-My husband spray painted the hat black and then spray painted the body white.
-The white paint didn’t cover as well as I liked, so I went over the body with white acrylic paint and a coat of glitter paint.
-I hot glued the hat to the body.
-I sculpted the nose out of polymer clay and hot glued it on snowman’s face.
-I painted the eyes, mouth and buttons.
-I crocheted the scarf.

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10 thoughts on “Snowman made of cans

  1. Oh my goodness he is adorable! I’m going to have to try to remember to make one for myself. I don’t have any cans right now.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    I haven’t had a chance to blog for a while, only my previously scheduled posts have been going up. I keep wanting to blog but have not had the time. I was supposed to have three days in a row off work this past week and I had so many things I wanted and needed to do with those days but I got called in every single day! It’ll be a nice paycheck as I got just under 40 hours but goodness do I need a break! I am off today (unless they call me in again but honestly today if that happens I am going to have to decline) and tomorrow is the only day of the year the store closes so I know I’ll have tomorrow to relax. I’ll be spending it with J and his girlfriend just hanging out at his place. I’m getting some baking tackled right now but hopefully when that is done I will be able to sit down and get a new post written up and published today.

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    • Thanks so much CW,
      I bet you could make some really fancy snowmen with your creative talents.
      Thanks for the well wishes, I’m getting better by the day. Hopefully, I’ll completely shake this soon.
      My goodness, they have kept you hopping at work. I know you’ll be glad to get a good paycheck. That’s most helpful this time of year.
      I hope you get to relax and enjoy your visit with J and his girlfriend.
      I can just imagine the wonderful tasty goodies you baked for the holiday.
      I wish you a Merry Christmas CW. ❤

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