He didn't stay there long as he was sent to the workshop to be cloned/copied.
I went to the Hardware store and bought two sizes of white plastic dryer vent hose. (it only comes in two sizes and is sold by the foot)... very inexpensive/cheap. Three feet of the (2") small at 49¢ a foot and seven feet of the (3") large $1.29 a foot. (wanted some extra here to make a pumpkin)
Scissors and a glue gun were all the tools that I needed.
Black lines are the foot marks ... After you determine how much you need ... cut the wire and then cut the plastic back to where you cut the wire. Be careful not to cut past this place. Pull it together and hot glue the two ends together.
Do the middle piece the same way. I had to stretch mine so maybe allow a little more than two feet for this one.
So far ... so good ...
Now for the head ...
Use the smaller vent. I had troubles getting it shaped and glued because it had to be pulled so tight. Tied it in the middle and that helped a little. Gave up and walked away and said "little guy, you will make three pretty pumpkins for next year and I would rather be sawing out my numbers for my display than building a snowman"
So I preceded to do just that.
I felt really guilty not finishing the snowman, so finally went back to him and stitched his head together. I sprayed him KILZ to cover the black lines and then white paint ... later with flocking snow. The snow just brushed off.
Fast forward to three weeks later ...
I was working with adding snow and glitter to some pumpkins that I had painted and why not do something with Mr. Snowman?? I mixed Epsom Salt and Rainbow snow flakes together ... just a small amount at a time. Did the bottom layer first. Taking one small area at a time ... I sponged on my home made Mod Podge of 4 oz Elmer's glue and 4 0z water and sprinkled the snow mix on him. Put glue on the brim and top of the hat and sprinkle with snow.
And here he is with his rolled felt orange carrot nose; vintage buttons for his eyes and shirt and the beautiful top hat all covered with snow. Oh yes, the animal print scarf. Looks really sharp doesn't he? Sorry that I threatened to make pumpkins out of him.
(top hat is from the Craft store and cost about $2.00)
Not expensive to make.
And here he is with his twin.
They will add some fun to my Christmas decorations.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial ...
Christmas Blessing to everyone.