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Making a Pine Cone Snowman

This Christmas, turn a pine cone into a cute little snowman. This poor fella is cold. Even his mouth and cheeks are blue, so you will have to knit him a nice scarf to try and help him to get warm. Add him to your window sill or mantelpiece, and bring some cheer to your winter décor.

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Total Time: one hour

Yield: one frosted snowman

Supplies:

  • 3 inch high open pine cone
  • polystyrene ball with a diameter of 45mm
  • one red pipe cleaner
  • pair of 10mm wiggle eyes
  • two 15mm red pom-poms
  • left-over felt in the following colors: yellow and orange
  • one yellow colored sewing pin
  • three blue colored sewing pins
  • crochet thread in the following two colors: red and green-white
  • Epsom salt
  • Heritage Spray-on Contact Glue
  • Artline 210 Fineliner black pen
  • cerulean blue felt-tip pen
  • size 10 knitting needles
  • standard scissors
  • standard pliers
  • wool needle
  • Pritt liquid project glue

Steps:

  1. Spray Heritage Contact Glue over the pine cone and sprinkle Epsom salt over the glue while it is still wet. Keep on spraying and adding salt until the whole pine cone has been covered with "snow."
  2. Use the scissors to make a small opening in the polystyrene ball. Use the Pritt glue to affix the ball to the pine cone's top scale.
  3. Glue the two wiggle eyes in place. Use the pliers to snip the yellow pin shorter and push the pin into the polystyrene ball to make a nose.
  4. Now make the ear muffs. First cut the pipe cleaner shorter and bend it. Cut two circles with a diameter of 1" each from the yellow felt and glue these to both inside ends of the shortened pipe cleaner. Cut two smaller circles with a diameter of 0.5" each from the orange felt and glue these to the outside on top of the yellow circles. Glue the small pom-poms on top of the orange circles.
  5. Use the Pritt to glue the ear muffs in place.
  6. Use the pliers to snip the blue pins shorter and push the pins into the polystyrene ball to make his mouth. Brrrrr, poor fella, he is cold!
  7. Use the blue felt-tip pen to add frozen cheeks and the black pen to add freckles.
  8. Now make the snowman's scarf. Using both crochet threads at the same time, cast on 8 stitches. Knit in plain stitch until the scarf has a length of 8". Cast off the stitches and add fringes to both ends of the ends of the scarf.
  9. Drape the scarf around the snowman's neck.
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