Thursday

A Christmas Craft in July

You just never know what I am going to come up with do you? I always start my Christmas shopping in July. Actually, I bought two gifts last week, yep snagged two Zhu Zhu pets for $10! Probably the reason why I start shopping so early is because my favorite event of the year is happening in Tulsa this weekend, An Affair of the Heart. This event is actually unique to our great state of Oklahoma. It began in 1985 and was the brainchild of eight Oklahoma women. It is held in Oklahoma City in February and October each year and in Tulsa, July and November. It attracts thousands of shoppers and vendors worldwide.  A shoppers dream! A crafters jackpot!! My husband's nightmare!!!

In the spirit of crafts, holidays, and of course saving money, I thought I would share with The RHOK readers a craft that my kiddos and I are putting together for the grandmothers, aunts and teachers this Christmas.  I think I might even adorn my walkway with four of them as well.  Another reason I am sharing now is that if you want to make these, you need to get the pavers now. I waited until October last year and Lowe's was out of them/ The great thing about this project is that you can add or subtract whatever and make it your own. I made mine for about $5.

Snowman Doorstops
Materials Needed
  • Paver Stone ( Available at any home improvement store for about $2. A keyhole one is ideal, but hard to find.)
  • White Paint ( I use spray paint, make sure you get the indoor/outdoor kind- about $1)
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • 2 Pom Poms
  • Fleece or plaid material for scarf measuring 1x22 inches
  • Felt, to glue on bottom if placing doorstop inside to avoid scratching floor
  • Buttons
  • Glitter Paint, optional
  • Black Paint, for eyes
  • Paint Brush
  • Rubber Band
  • Super Glue
  • Beads
Instructions

Rinse off the paver to remove any loose bits of dirt or cement. Paint it white and let it dry. If needed, apply a second coat and let it dry completely. If you have the Glitter Paint, now is when you want to apply it to your snowman.

Lay the paver flat and paint on the eyes, mouth, and buttons.

Cut the scarf and tie it in place. For the earmuffs, bend a 5-inch piece of pipe cleaner into an arc. Superglue the ends to either side of the head and the pom-poms over the ends then wrap the rubber band around the snowman's head to hold the earmuffs in place until the glue dries.

To protect indoor floors, superglue a small piece of felt to the base of the snowman.

If you do make these cute Snowmen Doorstops, please share with us your pictures by emailing to wearerhok@gmail.com. We want to see your creations, who knows we might even start a RHOK reader gallery!


♥Mrs. Hart♥

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