Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Springy Snowman Junk Le Bells Style


This time of year things get a little hectic and out of sorts at our house...I am a little slow for October's Junk Le Bells. While working on projects for the next show I kept trying to figure out what to do next for Junk Le Bells.....I have done most of the ornaments for the shows and I am working on the bigger projects.

Anyways working on this project......
I finally had an idea. Cutting apart the bed springs leaves you with lots of little coils. Needless to say I have lots of little coils all over the place.

I started with a light weight "stone clay" or you could use paper clay .....
I took about a 3 inch coil and rolled the top into a hook to hang the ornament with.




















Roll the clay into a ball. Take your spring part and impale your poor snowman's head. Press in some little black beads or you could just dot some on with paint if you don't want to mess with them. I painted toothpicks orange and inserted for a nose. Let them hang around to dry, Once they are dry you can sand them a bit to get off any marks and then paint them with acrylic paint. I tied a bow and called them done!

Hopefully a quick little project you could do with the little ones!

linking to...
UndertheTableandDreaming


7 comments:

  1. These are very cute! I really enjoy seeing what you create each month for Junk Le Bells. Lots of great ideas.
    Jane

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  2. Hey Kimmy! Once again an adorable project! I have big springs but I'm not sure where I put the little ones when I cut them apart. At least I know I would have never thrown them away so I know they are somewhere! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  3. i've got to tell you again what a great painted you are ! i painted for years and i could never hold a candle to you !

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  4. Enjoyed your blog so I added it to my sidebar so I won't miss any of your posts :)
    I am also now a follower :)

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  5. Wickedly adorable! I love them. Saw you from Under The Table & Dreaming's ornament party. I am now a follower of your blog. Great stuff. I would love for you to link this up to Wickedly Crafty Saturdays at Wiccan Make Some Too!
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/wickedly-crafty-saturdays_27.html

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  6. Come on over & grab an I've Been Featured button Hon, cause you've been featured!
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-3.html

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  7. Kimmy - I love these too! The snowman is so precious! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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