Lots of assorted collected bottles. Time for a project to use them!
I decided to make them into ‘snow folk’.
Assorted styrofoam balls, covered with a layer of paper because glitter does not stick to styro very well. I painted on some ‘pink cheeks’ and covered the balls with white glitter.
I filled the wider mouth bottles with artificial snow.
For the bottles with really small holes that the snow wouldn’t fit into, I used white sand mixed with a little glitter for sparkle!
A batch of ‘carrot noses’; toothpicks cut in half and painted orange.
Poked a hole with a nail for the nose in the middle of the face then glued the glittered heads to the show filled bottles with tacky glue.
Put a dot of tacky glue into the nose hole and push the nose in place.
Time for eyes!
I used little black upholstery tacks for the eyes. Poke a tiny hole with the same nail used for the noses, squirt in a dot of glue, the push the tacks in.
And here they all are!
I decided to make them ‘party hats’ out of old sheet music. Cut circles into thirds and glue. (circle size varies, as do the sizes of the styro balls used for the heads). I made little ‘pom-poms’ for the tip of the hats.
The pom-poms are made from 1/4 of a chenille stem, rolled into a ball with just enough of the stem left to stick into the top of the hat. (snip off the tip of the hat, add a dot of glue and push the pom-pom in)
Then I added a bit more glue from the underside to be sure the pom-poms were nice and secure. Let the glue dry for 15 minutes or so, with the hats upside down.
Put a generous line of glue around the inside rim of the hat and plop it on his head. Press it down after a few minutes if it starts to loosen.
For the trim for the hats I used a while gold chenille stem. Sized it to the hat that is already on the head, and twist the ends to make a circle. Wrap the rest of the end around your circle.
Put a line of glue around the outside rim of the hat and slide the gold rim into place.
Hold it in place for a few seconds to be sure it doesn’t slide up.
Lots of snow folk in hats!
I used a couple of gold chenille stems to wrap around the neck; embellished with a rusty jingle bell.
The smaller bottles just needed one chenille stem around the neck.
And here they all are!