Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tree # 13 ,a new giant granny blanket, and Lizzie Kate

I saw this adorable snowman Christmas tree on Pinterest and knew I had to try to make him. I had a 4 ft tree leftover from one of my boys rooms so thats what I used.
I fluffed up the bottom layer  of branches ,then the next row I   bunched up and  stuffed with fiberfill then wrapped with muslin ( to make the first ball).I used my stapler in the back to connect the muslin..Worked great but it has to be against the wall !  You do that 3 times and you have a snowman ! After the bottom ball is finished,drop down the next row of branches,then bunch up a row of branches for the second ball. Make the same way as the bottom ball. drop down another row of branches , then bend the rest of the tree to make the head.
 I made the hat out of doubled felt.Hot glued ( no sewing )2 kinds of ribbon for the bow and some real evergreen branches for trim. buttons for eyes and mouth .I did sew the nose out of felt. I used one strand of colored lights,then went to the Dollar Tree  store and bought 2 pkg of snowflake ornaments, and 3 pointsettia picks..I just layed the flowers and snowflakes in the branches.  So cute !

For my 4 ft, tree, the bottom row is tree, then a ball, more tree,another ball, more tree, ball then hat. I left the top part of the tree sticking up to hold the hat . I cut 2 circles the same size and glued them together for the brim. I took 2 rectangles , sorry didn't measure, glued together to make it stiffer for the top part of hat .Then I glued on a circle to cover the top of hat. Took hot glue along the edge of brim and top of hat and sprinkled with white snow like glitter. I also cut two small branches from a tree for the arms.





New giant granny started 2 days ago for the sons girlfriend for Christmas..Love the colors!

I am also still cross stitching a stocking and started this Lizzie Kate abc Christmas..I know both the cross stitch projects won't be done before Christmas .

One last glamour shot of the new tree !























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11 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

What a cute snowman tree! Thanks for linking to the Christmas Tree party!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is amazing! Being a snowman collector, I just love it!

Tina said...

Isn't that just the cutest tree. My grandson would love it.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

So cute!!

Carol said...

Wow! What a transformation!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

Jessa Irene said...

This is so adorable! My oldest told me I decorate too "seriously' for Christmas and that he wanted a big blow up snowman. Funny kiddo. We have an extra tree around here, think I may just have to see if I can pull this off, it is SO cute. Pinning and sharing this, thanks for joining the party.

Carol said...

Hi Priscilla! I wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sweet comments on my blog :)

I just love your giant snowman tree--what a great idea. And your LK stitching and crocheted blanket projects are looking so nice. Looks like your home is filled with Christmas spirit right about now--enjoy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Tat is pretty clever!

Love the granny blanket!

Petunia Pill said...

I, too, LOVE those colors in that granny blanket! Did you gift it to someone? Did they LOVVVVE it?

annewalker said...

now that's what you can call "CLEVER" and "CUTE"! Love your idea of snowman tree. you;ve got a snowman and a tree in one! How clever it can be!

Thanks for sharing inspirations!
Anne Walker
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