Friday, December 16, 2011

1 sweater, 3 crafts ~ glass block snowman

I'm excited to show you what I did with the last part of the sweater, but first a recap of the first 2 projects.

I started out with this sweater

First I made these leg warmers

and then this pillow

That left me with these scraps that don't look like they could be used for anything, right?

I turned those scraps and these supplies...

Into this!!
How cute is this little snowman? I can't look at him without smiling.

The glass blocks have an opening on one side, so the first thing I did was stuff the lights inside both blocks and glue them together using E-6000 with the smaller block upside down so the openings face each other.

You can see in this side view that the fronts and backs of the blocks are what's glued together and there's a space between them where the cord can come out.

Once the glue was dry and I had removed the stickers, I used the bigger stencil brush to blot some white paint all over the front of both blocks. When that was dry I used the bigger brush to make the buttons and the smaller one to make the eyes and mouth. For the carrot nose I just free-handed the shape in pencil and then went over it with orange paint.

For the hat I cut the top part of the sleeves of the sweater off. They were already rounded at the top where they met the shoulder seam, so all I had to do was follow the rounded edge as I sewed them together. I also cut some little strips to make a tassle at the top. I tied them together using a piece of thread and then just stuck it between the two sides of the hat and sewed over it. I used a plastic shopping bag to fill the hat and hot glued it to the glass block to keep it in place.

The scarf is just 2 strips cut right under the neck of the sweater and sewn together, then tied around the snowman's neck. One side of the sweater had more fabric left than the other so on the side with less I had to include part of the sweater's neckline, but I just put that part on the back side of the snowman so it doesn't show. The last thing I did was cut some slits in the ends of the scarf.  
This was such a fun little project and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! He just might be my favorite winter decoration and I'm so glad I get to keep him out after Christmas!

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Anonymous said...

That turned out SO cute!! I love all the creative things you can do with an old sweater. I'm so going to try some!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your snowman turned out so cute!

Alyssa said...

Very thrifty with using up the last bits of sweater! Very cute!

Etcetorize said...

Very, very cute! I can't believe you found another use for the scraps, you're very inventive. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

Dianna said...

How resourceful! I especially love the snowman!

Anonymous said...

Great way to make use of all of the sweater! All three projects are lovely! You are very creative :-)

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Mom Daughter Style said...

you're so creative!

great way to recycle an old sweater

Ces of said...

darling! I love your creativity.

Rachel {} said...

So sweet!!! Love his scarf and hat! I would love it if you could link it up here..
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I just love your KraftyBlok snowman! You are so creative!

Missy3815 said...

I'm just wondering how you change the lights if they happen to go out? Do you need to separate the two blocks? Thanks :) love this idea