Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snowman Countdown

Snowmen are my favorite Christmas decoration.  So this year I decided to make a Christmas countdown in the shape of a snowman. 

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make one yourself too!  I started with two photo cubes: 1 large and 1 small and one rotating photo cube with shape cutouts.  I painted each one white.

Once everything was painted I covered the inner cube with snow related scrapbook paper.

Then I Mod Podged!

Then I put the cubes together and added the numbers.. Mine only counts down from 24 days so I only used numbers 0, 1, 2  and 3 for the top square.
Next I traced and cutout the shape of some snowflakes that I had.  Then I Mod Podged them and added the numbers.  For the larger block I used numbers 0,1,2,3 and 4.

I then made arms for my snowman with silver pipe cleaners and I made him a pair of mittens so his hands wouldn't get cold!
Then I made a happy snowman face on the smallest photo cube.
Lastly I added a scarf, buttons and a hat.  The hat I upcycled from an old sign that had gotten damaged over the years. 
So here he is all done and ready to countdown to Christmas!

And one more shot!

I made this while I was home suffering from a horrible sinus infection.  So now that he's done I think I am going to take a nap! 
I am sharing this with Holiday Hook Up @
a Crafty Soiree @
What's Allie Making Now @
Thrilling Thursday @
Theme Party Thursday @
All Things Merry & Bright @
Fantabulous Friday @
Catch a Glimpse Party @

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  1. Thanks for visiting earlier and for your comment on my embroidery hoops. I also linked up to your party.
    I have a party going on now and would love for you to link this up.

  2. Oh... I forgot to say how cute this little guy is. Very creative!

  3. SO SO SO cute! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. I love that snowman! How creative.

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday Blog Hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @

  5. I too found you through one of the friday hops and loved the name of your blog. You have some amazing stuff here and so I am your latest admirer/follower. Off to explore and see what else you have made that I can marvel at. Nice to meet you.
    Carol from

  6. That is such a cool snowman! Very creative! I found you through Trendy Treehouse blog hop and am now following you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I love snowmen too...your's is so cute! Love it!

  8. Love this countdown!! It's so cute!

    Thanks for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @

  9. This is a very cute way to countdown! Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!

  10. I love snowman tooo....what a GREAT IDEA!!

  11. Snowmen are my favorite too!!!
    I love this!! Totally love it!!
    It is the perfect way to count down!!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!!

  12. In case you haven't noticed how much I love this, featuring this today. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Super cute and clever!

  13. I love this snowman! How adorable! I am going to feature you today in my Fabulous Finds are awesome!