Friday, December 2, 2011

Snowman Hat gifts & Enchanting Layout

I wanted to share some Christmas gifts I've been working on with you.  The recipients better like them, because in the process of making them, I have ruined a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt...and MY CAR!!!  Yes, my car.  When I walked outside this morning, I realized I had speckled my car with white paint!!!  I need to start putting certain clothes aside as "scrapping clothes" so I will quit ruining for the car...well I'm not going to have a "scrapping car" reminder to myself...don't splatter paint in front of the car!!!

I bought a snowman hat at a craft fair because I loved the idea.  I changed a couple of things with the hats so as to not be like the original.  I put my coffee cans right side up, so I could fill them with cookies or potpourri or a cocoa mix gift...lots of ideas!! 

For the candle, I used a toilet paper roll, cut it and made it smaller to hold the electric tealight.  I needed something that the tealight could come out of, so you could turn it on & off or change the battery.  I painted it white, then sprinkled gold glitter over it.  I made the wax drippings with hot glue.  I used snow tex from Hobby Lobby for the drops of snow.  The 2 poinsettias I made and you can find the tutorial here.   All the other goodies I used to decorate I have found at Walmart, Menards, and Hobby Lobby.

Just a closer shot of the embellies.

This is the hat that painted my car!  LOL  I splattered the above can in my scraproom and realized that wasn't very smart...oh not....much smarter to take it outside and splatter my car!  I made the poinsettia and rose myself.  I love the little birdie I added to this one. 

Close up of the embellies.

I made this layout a couple of weeks ago and am just now getting it to posted.  I special thank you to my friend Alissa for her help on this...I texted her a pic and asked what was wrong.  She gave me some suggestions, and the layout ended up with a total make-over.

This is my daughter Shelby at the beach, a pic I had taken in the fall of 2010.  The flourish on the pic I added in Adobe photoshop elements before printing it out.

I made the flowers myself using the Spellbinders rose creation die.  I sprayed them with both blue and heirloon gold perfect pearls mist.  The little leaf stick pins were part of a birthday gift I got from my wonderful friends in JAFF Jr. at  I made the bling myself.

The corner piece and butterflies are rub-ons.  The writing & leaf spray is a stamp that I embossed with distress black soot embossing powder.

The butterflies (I think) were from Lisa Gregory at What a Beautiful Mess.  She is always so generous with the stuff she makes.  I printed them out on photo paper, fussy cut them, then added some clear stickles.  Shape the wings a little bit then attach.

Added some stitching and ribbons.  The title is also a rub-on.  I believe all the rub-ons came from a package by Cherry Art. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!!



Just Jaime said...

The hat is SO COOL! I love the stitching on the layout!

LISA said...

Beautiful LO Stephanie!! I adore your rose creation flowers!! Dont you just love that die!! It is one of my fave right behind Timmys Tattered Florals!! Thank you so much for the shout out!! You used one of my fave butterflies. Very nice! Your Snowman hat is amazing!!I think all of us flower makers are doing tutorials on Poinsettias this month! (Tis the season!!) Yours are gorgeous in every way! The touch of Snow Tex ( I used puffy paint) is wonderful! I am inspired!!

Whitney said...

I love the hat!!! I also like that you left it opening up to add goodies, very good idea!!

beautiful layout, I love your flowers but then again I ALWAYS love your flowers!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh wow this hat is just fabulous! I saw it at and just had to come here and take a closer look at it!! Awesome work! I think I am going to make one of these for my son's teacher! (If you don't mind!!) Thank you for your inspiration!!

Merry Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

Hi I just the love the hat, so creative. I was wondering what you used for the base of the hat? Thank you, Melinda

Anonymous said...

Hi I just the love the hat, so creative. I was wondering what you used for the base of the hat? Thank you, Melinda

Belinda said...

How unique and amazing!! Do you allow folks to pin it to Pinterest? If so, I'd love to save it to one of my boards. If not, I will of course refrain from doing so. :)

Stephanie said...

Belinda, of course you can pin it to Pinterest! Thanks for asking!!

Melinda, the base of the hat is a piece of wood. It wasn't cut very good, but with everything added, no one even noticed!!

Anonymous said...

How did you keep the top part of hat attached to the bottom so the goodies dont fall out?

Anonymous said...

What did you sit the can on ?

Billiejo said...

I wasnt sure what was used so i used an upside down pizza pan and glued together with 9001 glue found at hobby lobby.

Anonymous said...

You are so very creative and inspirational! thx for sharing!

Natalie said...

I saw your snowman hat and just HAD to try! I'm not very good at crafts but here's how I did:

I used a dollar store black plate as the base and mine doesn't have as many doo-dads as yours but I'm still just in love with it! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Stephanie said...

The bottom of the hat is a 10 1/4" round piece of plywood with a metal coffee can hot glued on top of it.

petersmith said...

I saw it at and just had to come here and take a closer look at it!! Awesome work! Pawnbrokers

Anonymous said...

This is a to-do for Christmas 2013. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oops!! Got your webpage from someone on Facebook. And I am referring to the snowman hat.

Anonymous said...

I bought a charger at the dollar store, turned it upside down and it was a flat black on the bottom. Perfect!

Michelle said...

OMG! This is too stinkin' adorable! Gonna have to try this!!!!

peggy said...

What kind of black paint did you uses? It looks cute.

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Lisa Moore said...

What's the diameter of the base? I am considering using a plate charger from the dollar tree

Leslie Stewart said...

What is the base of the hat I make decorations for my home every year and this year we are doing snowmen this would look awesome in on the bar in the kitchen