Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DIY Snowman Ornaments-- A Pinterest Poser Challenge

Do you drink a lot? And like to craft?  Well boy oh boy, do I have a cute holiday craft for you. I happen to be one of those people that like to drink and I like to craft too, sometimes both at the same time. My drink of choice is wine, always wine. And for some reason I save a lot of the corks. I toss them in a jar and wait for crafting inspiration. Luckily there are sites like Pinterest to help inspire us and that we drunk crafty types can copy.  

For this week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* I am finally doing something crafty with all those wine corks.  It's a cute holiday ornament that is VERY simple and cheap (my favorite kind).  

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week-ish I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

Check it out.

All you need is:
A bunch of corks
White acrylic paint
Pipe cleaners
Black Sharpie
Orange Sharpie

I actually had everything except the pipe cleaners. Bonus!

Sure, doing this project with your kids can bring up some conversations that you may not be ready for like "mommy why do you like wine so much?" or "why do people drink alcohol?"  But maybe you are okay with talking about stuff like that. My strategy is ignoring them. No, I'm just kidding. I just don't get too into it. 

I keep the focus on the craft!

  • Simply paint the corks.  
  • Let them dry. Cut the pipe cleaners and form earmuffs out of them.
  • I used a glue gun to keep the pipe cleaners on the future snowman.  
  • Trim the felt for the scarf and glue that around the cork.  
  • Draw a face, buttons and a carrot nose. 
  • Cut the wire, bend it and stick it in the top of the cork.
  • Find a hook and hang it on the tree.

I got the inspiration for this craft from this pin.
I think they turned out so cute! We hung them on our tree. I also think they would be a cute add on to a teacher gift or any gift.

Some of the kids went off script and made their snowmen their own, and that's cool. It was fun and easy and awesome.

Have you made anything inspired by Pinterest lately? Got any favorite holiday crafts? Let me know in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Here are some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted:

Milk Carton Halloween Luminaries- click here
Fall DIY (Painted Acorns)- click here
Kale Smoothie- click here
Power Tools- click here
Painting Sticks- click here
Homemade Pesto- click here
DIY Map Craft- click here
Homemade Chalk Paint- click here
A Flower Crown- click here
The Rainbow Challenge- click here
DIY Trundle Bed- Click here
DIY Artemis Costume- click here
Taking Pictures of Your Kids- click here
Gluten Free Pretzels- click here
Cinnamon Sugar Doughballs- click here
Painted Lockers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelet--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalkboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

1 comment:

  1. THOSE ARE SO CUTE!!! Okay, I'm done squeeing. For now. But... SO CUTE.