We’re always creating fun and unique things here at The Shabby Tree. Christmas is quickly approaching and I thought it would be fun to create a decoration that can be made by an adult or a kid. I would love to create a snowman using 4 paper plates. I feel like almost everyone likes to add some type of snowman to their Christmas decorations.
The supplies that I’ll be using are:
1. Four white paper plates
2. One large wooden skewer from the Dollar Tree
3. Hot glue
4. Elmer’s glue
5. Mica flakes
7. Two tree branches for arms
8. One tree limb for a nose
9. Drill and drill bit
10. One 5” round plaque from Hobby Lobby
11. Two 8” paper doilies ( optional) 12. Paint brush
13. Black and cream chalky finish paint by DecoArt
13. Spiced Pumpkin colored acrylic paint by DecoArt
The first step is to add Elmer’s glue over the paper plate and then add the paper doily. I used the paper doily to help hide the ridges on the paper plate.
The paper doily will get added to 2 of the plates and the other 2 plates will only get Elmer’s glue and Mica flakes.
I put all four plates out in the sun to dry quickly.
I used a sponge to add the eyes and mouth.
I used a knife to create a point at one end of the tree limb for a nose.
I added some orange paint and glued it onto the plate.
I added some Elmer’s glue and then sprinkled on the mica flakes.
I drilled a hole in the center of the wooden plaque for the skewer to fit into.
You will want to glue one of the plates with the paper doily to one of the plates without the doily. I added the skewer in the center and then started glueing the edges of the plates together.
This can be tricky because you want the skewer to stay in the center and you’ll want to add some of the poly-fil.
I found it easier to work from the bottom up. You’ll want to add the arms as you glue the sides together.
The next step is to glue the other two plates together. I glued the top part together first and then added some of the poly-fil.
You’ll need to trim off some of the skewer before adding the head.
Be sure to leave a section at the bottom of the head open. You’ll slide the head onto the skewer and then glue the bottom part of the head the bottom part of the snowman.
I decided to paint the wooden plaque with some cream chalky finish paint. You can add some of the mica flakes as well.
I cut out a few triangles from a paper plate and created a small banner. You can use some ribbon to add a scarf.
There are so many different way to get creative with this fun snowman. I hope you’ll have fun and give it a try.