Burlap Ribbon Snowman

Materials

  • Designed by Craft Marketing Connections/FloraCraft

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Balls, 4" and 6"
  • Wired Burlap Ribbon, 2-1/2" wide: Cream and Green
  • Floral Shears
  • Foam Cutter
  • Two 5" Brown Natural Twigs
  • 24" Natural Jute
  • 2" Square Orange Cardstock
  • Two 3/8"Upholstery Tacks, Antique Gol
  • Two 1" Natural Wood Buttons with Designs
  • 1-3/4" Bird Nest with Bird and Eggs
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

  1. Use Foam Cutter to trim 2″ diameter circle off top and bottom of 6″ Ball and just off bottom of 4″ Ball. Use spoon to scoop 1/2″ deep from each circle area. (This will give overlapped burlap ends a place to go when gluing balls together.)
  2. From Cream Burlap Ribbon, cut eight 10″ lengths for body and six 7″ lengths for head. For head, wrap one 7″ length around side of 4″ Ball, hot gluing at top center and at bottom center (inside recessed area). Similarly glue second length, slightly overlapping first length in middle and more at center top and bottom. Repeat with remaining four lengths, going all around ball.
  3. Using eight 10″ lengths, wrap larger ball. Stack and glue together two balls, (keeping rounded part of head on top.)
  4. For scarf, cut 21″ length Green Burlap Ribbon. Wrap around neck and cross over on snowman’s left side. (No knot is needed.) Fray and scrunch ends.
  5. Glue buttons on front. For eyes, , press upholstery nails into head. For carrot nose, carefully scrunch to soften orange paper. Un-scrunch and then roll into cone with one end tapered to a point. Hot glue base of cone to head, just below eyes. Press on point to slightly bend carrot.
  6. For hair, cut six 4″ lengths jute. Glue center of each length to top center of head so that strands radiate out in all directions. Then separate strands in each length for more fullness. (Note: Allow ends to be a bit wild!)
  7. Plan where to insert twig arms. At those points, make 1/2″ long snip in burlap. Insert twigs through Burlap into foam. Hot glue nest with bird to end of snowman’s right arm.
  8. For “snow”, use Floral Shears to cut off wire from 10” length Cream Burlap Ribbon. Then snip into approx. ¾” squares, allowing pieces to fray and unravel as much as you’d like. Sprinkle “snow” at base of snowman.


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