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!