Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snowman Party!!

My mom recently hosted a fabulous Snowman party at her house for me, my sister Michelle and her friend Tonya. It was a wonderful day full of treats and crafts! :)

There were plenty of sweet things to eat:

We started out by making some cotton ball Christmas trees from Vanessa Valencia's lovely tutorial. First we made cones out of cardboard cereal and stuffing boxes:

Here's Michelle showing off her creation:

My mom goofing off :)

We glued the cotton balls on with either hot glue or craft glue:

Tonya working on her tree:

Then we decorated them with glitter, buttons and sequins.

Here are all of our finished trees! The upper left two are Tonya's, the lower left ones are my sister's, the upper right two are my mom's and the lower right two are mine.

Then we started on making our snowmen. This project was one my mom saw in an older issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (sorry, I forgot to get a picture of the magazine).

My mom had been collecting these beautiful old bottles, which we filled about halfway or so with beads.

We shaped heads for the snowmen out of a papier-mache-like clay.

We then made little faces for them out of brads and other objects while the heads were still wet.

Now we were getting to the really fun part: decorating them and fashioning hats out of random doodads :) Tonya's snowmen in progress:

Here are Michelle's finished snowmen! The one on the left looks like he is wearing a beanie, so cute :)

Tonya working on an awesome elaborate hat:

Me adding some finishing touches:

My mom's adorable snowmen:

We finished them off by covering them with spray glitter and putting mica glitter on their heads.

Here they all are! My two snowmen are on the left, then Michelle's, my mom's, and Tonya's. It was so much fun!! We will definitely have to do this again next year :)

My mom would like to give away these two cute mixed-media snowmen wall hangings to one lucky winner! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Make sure to leave an email address if you do not have a blog through which I can contact you. I will pick the winner at random this Sunday night (December 12) so that I can ship them Monday, in plenty of time for Christmas :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!


  1. ~i want a snowman party!!! every little piece here is just a winter wonderland full of sweet creative magic coming to be...i l♥ve your snowmen...and all those goodies...sigh...i am lacking there of sweets as of late and these are tempting me to make bake us some cupcakes...yummy...and your mother...i wonder just wonder if this may be where your talent stems from...her tags are absolutely adorable...wishing much more fun times as this sharing and creating away with those close to your heart...much l♥ve and light to you and yours~

  2. Everything is so sweet are so creative. I'm not sure if I commented before but I love your Alice...your soft colors and style are so intriguing to me! : )

  3. What a SUPER FUN party!!!! That was such a terrific idea. Lots of fun white treats and all those crafts. I just made another cotton ball tree tonight. And I LOVE those snowmen you made. I will keep my fingers crossed on your lovely little giveaway - how generous of your mom! :) Theresa

  4. That looks like FUN! And look at all the cute things you made! I wish I lived close by to join in! Happy holidays! ♥

  5. All those crafts were so neat! And the snowman are adorable. I need to get a hot glue gun and some glitter! Also, those cupcakes look sooo yummy.

  6. That looks like so much fun! What a great Idea!

  7. how did I miss your post? this looks like so much fun, and oh my goodness, the treats at the beginning are tempting me to drive to my local bakery, lol!
    hope you are doing well this holiday season
    and congrats to the winner of your mom's snowman :-)

  8. Very cute & looks like you all had fun :)

  9. How fun!! Love the snowmen and cotton trees:)