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Crafts 'n Coffee

It’s Leap Day, which means you get an extra day to craft this year. I’m sticking with yesterday’s theme of repurposed snowmen, and today’s cuties are made from a repurposed knit glove. How cute are they? Enjoy!

(And, don’t forget that we have a giveaway going on for a six-pack of 3” balls so you can craft your own snowman fun.)

To make a Handful of Snowmen, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: five 1” balls
  • White stretch glove
  • Fiberfil stuffing, small amount
  • Terracotta flower pot, small size
  • Acrylic paint: white and orange*
  • Black half-round beads, 5mm (eyes)
  • 1/8” pompoms (buttons)
  • Fabric scraps and ribbon scraps (scarves)
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Hats:
  1. Black felt for top hat—1 3/8” circle for brim, 1” x 2 ½” rectangle for stovepipe, 1” square for crown
  2. Knit cap—use the finger tip from a recycled glove
  3. Earmuffs—1/2” pompoms & 2” chenille stem
  • Low-temperature glue gun

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Christmas gift tags – printable freebies


As much as I would like to keep ignoring Christmas, I can’t.  I need to shop, wrap and stash pretty soon now, so my first task is to make my gift tags for this year.  Simple, but cute, I think.

The PDF has three pages – a page of small tags, 2 x a bit less than 3 inches, and two pages of larger tags, about 4 x 3, and some round ones.  The round ones can be punched or cut with a circle die, and there is enough space for them to be a bit flexible:

Just stick them to the gift or punch a hole and tie them on with ribbon.  You could easily use them on a layout as a little embellishment or even for one of the little hanging ornament cards like this:

Hope you find them useful!

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