You might think this is an idea for a Last Minute Gift, but it’s not. I’m sure that you’re completely done with presents, right? So this is just an easy Snowman Paint Project for next year. Unless you’re like me and keep snowmen up thru January. And maybe February.
What makes these snowmen so easy are these foam pouncers by Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid. They come 6 to a package so you can make different sized snowmen, if you want.
Not that they’re just for snowmen. I’m finding all kinds of ways to use them. But I’ll save that for next year, ok?
I snagged this Kitchen Set – two pot holders, oven mitt, and two towels – from Walmart for $5. Yeah, a lot better than one painted oven mitt at Williams-Sonoma for $16!
Starting with the largest of the 3 foam pouncers, dip it into paint and then smoosh it around on your palette a bit. With light pressure at first, apply it to the oven mitt/pot holders. Without lifting up, twist the pouncer back and forth to get a full circle. You can reapply if necessary. I didn’t have any problems with that.
Since the mitt and pot holders are quilted I came back with a paintbrush to fill in the stitched grooves.
Next, apply the medium pouncer and then the smallest. The reason I moved from large to small is just for the overlapping circles. You can’t tell in these photos but I wanted the ‘head’ to overlap the ‘chest’, not the other way around.
By the way, I used Martha’s multi surface paint, but you could use any acrylic craft paint. Just heat set it with your iron after it’s completely dry and it’ll be washable.
For the snowflakes I used the same adhesive stencils I used on these wine goblets.
Hey! A matched set – hot pads and wine glasses. What, you don’t drink wine while you’re cooking?
I decided my snowman would be snow-women, ergo the eyelashes and red hand warmer. (I know it’s called a ‘muff’ but somehow that just sounded naughty.)
If painting teeny-tiny details make you squirm, grab a fine tip Sharpie. It’ll work great as long as the white paint is completely dry. Like, overnight-dry.
And since I’m completely finished with all my Christmas presents, I’ll just keep these pretties for my own kitchen.
Yeah. Right. And they’ll soon get tested on all of the holiday baking I have to do in the next few days!
How ‘bout you? Are you done? You must be if you’re here visiting. Or did you just need a break? Whichever – I hope you’re finding time to enjoy the season.
Terri Paterson says
When you heat set them, what temp on your iron do you use and do you place a cloth over what is painted be putting the iron on them?
I set the iron to high, no steam, and yes I put a cloth over the painting. Have fun!
What kind of paint do you use?
Any kind of acrylic craft paint will work. I used a multi-surface paint but you really don’t need to. If you want to make it washable, heat set the paint after it has dried thoroughly. To heat set, place a cloth on top of painted surface and iron non-steam for a few seconds.