How is everyone’s December going? Our is flying by! We live in Wisconsin and this time of year we have usually had a few snow storms and really cold temperatures by now. This year, today it is in the 50’s with still green grass. I went shopping (at a craft store, all by myself! Which is a whole other story.) I wore a sweater with no coat. It was wonderful. At this point last year we had a cute snowman that greeted people in our front yard, made out of real snow, an old scarf and at one point had a carrot. This year, not so much of anything. I took it upon myself to make one, A paper snowman art – making Frosty the Snowman. The really fun part about this craft is that it is part of the 12 days of Christmas blog hop! Which means you get my projects and a whole bunch of other projects to enjoy. I am only one person, can only bring so many ideas. Me hooking up with other bloggers is a way to bring you a ton more inspiration!
The links with all of the other blog’s taking part in this will be at the bottom of this post. I have loved seeing what they created, for those of you not already following along I am day 10. But, don’t worry if you are just now jumping into this, you can play catch up with the previous days.
Lets get on with this snowman making! I had a square canvas that I painted a sparkly gray.
I used computer paper and made three different sized circles. I was walking around my house trying to find the perfect sized item I could use as a template. I found it in various cups. I made 5 circles in each size. This is going to help me add the 3D look to this snowman.
With my cut circles I began building the snowman. “Do you want to build a snowman?” I had to sing it while doing this, it is absolutely required. The first circle I glued down flat at the bottom of the canvas.
I put a line of hot glue down the center of this circle.
Then set an already folded in half circle on top of the glue line. Smushing it into the glue. Once the circle was attached I opened up the circle, letting it fan out more.
I did the same thing again, adding each layer to the bottom of this snowman.
The fan approach to this is what makes it adorable and appear 3D-ish.
With the bottom done, I move up to the center and then the top section. Doing exactly the same thing each time.
I had 3 different sized white spheres. They looked weirdly stacked and not very Frosty The Snowman.
Drawing the top hat and stick arms with a sharpie turned this weird thing into a cute Frosty.
I love how this little guy turned out! We may not be able to build a real snowman, but the 3D paper wall art version will do for now. I actually made something similar to this when I made 3D hot air balloon wall art for my boys bedroom.
This 3D snowman wall art makes a great addition to my living room. We all know I love a whimsical look to my home this time of year. Frosty helps out with that.
I was worried there would not be enough color in this art piece to make it pop. Because I only used a light gray, white and a tiny bit of black. I have to say though, I am liking the simplicity of it. This could appear a little too kid friendly and out of place in a living room. But I think the colors make it feel a tiny bit more sophisticated. As sophisticated as paper art with a snowman and top hat can be.
The side view of this is what makes it look fun and really shows off the fanned out 3D appearance. This would be a fun project to do with kids, maybe not little ones but older elementary aged kids would love to create something like this. Mine are still too little to be able to cut perfect circles, and the hot glue gun is a no go for them. I was joined in my “Do you want to build a snowman” singing for a little bit by my crew of littles. Then they were off to create their own projects at the art table. I create, and they create.
I am not a huge fan of winter, I like sun, sand, and warm temperatures. But having the white Christmas is special. I hope we get some snowfall before Christmas otherwise the cold and snow is not needed at all and we can just skip to summer. Does it snow where you live?
Be sure to check out the other ladies and their great Twelve days of Christmas crafts!