Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sock Snowmen


In keeping with the snowman theme of Christmas 2012 (see Liddy the Snowman here), I was inspired by Then She Madehttp://www.thenshemade.com/ and created some sock snowmen of my own.

I call them Huey, Dewey and Louie - after the ducks from the Disney cartoons.

I followed the directions from Then She Made but did make one minor change. I used felt for the eyes and nose since I didn't want anything hard or sharp in case Willow grabbed one off the table.

A few things to note.
  • I used up almost a 5 lb bag of rice making 3 snowmen.  I don't know if D's socks are gargantuan or what.  So if you are planning on making a lot of these, make sure to get a BIG bag of rice.
  • Your rubber bands should not be the super thin ones. Those will break.  Get ones that are medium weight. 
  • I didn't wash the striped socks that I used for my sweaters and caps (I got a pack of 10 at Costco for $8.00) and I am thinking that is why they are curling where they got cut.  So I would suggest washing the socks first. 
  • I needed to use a bit of fabric glue to hold the hats on their little heads.
These are a quick and easy way to add some snowman fun to your house.  Once I gathered all my materials, I made Huey, Dewey and Louie in a little less than an hour.  I think the filling of the sock was the hardest part of the whole process since I could only use a 1/4 c scoop to fit in the opening since the rice kept getting stuck in my funnel.

Here's hoping you have a snowman filled holiday season!

Don't forget to link up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings linky party hosted by Claiming Our Space, Black Fox Homestead, Life with the Hawleys, Lilacs and Longhorns, Practically Functional, The Thrifty Rebel and Yellow Spool. Each of us have our own project or recipe to share so make sure to stop by to check out what we have each created as well as to link up your own winter or holiday inspired posts.

9 comments:

  1. How adorable!! I would love for you to share those at my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-11.html

    Marti

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  2. These are SO adorable! If you have time, I'd love if you'd link this up to our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up (You can find it on my Natural and Free blog page.). They would be a very welcome addition! :)

    Have an amazing week!

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  3. OMG, these are SSSSOOOOOO cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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  4. So totally cute!!! I'm stopping by from Freedom Fridays.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  5. Adorable! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST.

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  6. I'm really into snowmen this year, and love these!

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  7. These are so cute! love snowmen crafts! =)
    following you from "Freedom Fridays"!

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    Rena

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  9. I just sprinkled this post with these super cute snowmen at all my favorite places: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of this weeks Five Faves!

    Merry Christmas!!!!

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