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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‘Happy Holidays’ (song written by me)

hhguinHere’s a holiday song I wrote circa 2000. It was inspired by my animation that I made of a Penguin skiing on a candy-cane. It’s possible I got that backwards. It’s been over a decade and a half ago and my memory may have reversed which came first, the song or the animation. I only know that one inspired the other.

I hope you enjoy them!
Wishing you all a Very Safe & Happy Holiday Season!

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hhguin(Sing to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’)

~~~Happy Holidays~~~
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Gliding through the snow,
On a stripe-ed candy cane,
My heart is all aglow,
As I’m singing this refrain,
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Life would be so great,
We could really celebrate,
If we treated each and everyday,
Like a Happy Holiday!
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Oh…
Holidays,
Holidays,
Bringing us good cheer.
I sure wish, the happiness,
Would last throughout the year.
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Holidays,
Holidays,
Bringing us good cheer.
Lets all wish, for the happiness,
To last throughout the year…
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There’s magic in the air,
Goodies being cooked,
There’s glitter, bells and bows,
Everywhere we look,
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Oh wouldn’t it be great,
If we all would celebrate,
And treat each and everyday,
Like a Happy Holiday!
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Oh…
Holidays,
Holidays,
Bringing us good cheer.
I sure wish, the happiness,
Would last throughout the year.
~
Holidays,
Holidays,
Bringing us good cheer.
Lets all wish, for the happiness,
To last throughout the year…
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So…
Lets all wish, for the happiness,
To last throughout the year…
~*~

©joysofcreating

 

 

 

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