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Waaay back in October I made these ghosts out of empty milk jugs, and have been trying to think of a way to use the same idea again. I came up with these little snowmen. They were super simple to make, and make our porch so much cuter!
Empty milk jugs
Black and orange paper
Hot glue gun
Once you’ve collected all the milk jugs that you want, make sure they are cleaned and dried really well, you’re ready to get started!
Cut out eyes and mouth pieces out of black cardstock.
Cut out carrot nose from orange cardstock. When I made the ghosts, I used a permanent marker to draw the faces on, you could do the same with black and orange markers, but I wanted the noses to stick out from their faces.
Attach pieces on milk jugs using hot glue gun. I tried my old friend Mr. Modge Podge, but it was a slippery mess! Holt glue was soo much faster and easier, although I realize not the most kid friendly.
I added some rosy cheeks with a tiny bit of red tole paint. The paint was having a hard time sticking to the jug, so once it dried I sprayed it with a little bit of hair spray.
You could stop here and your snowman would be perfectly fine. But I was not going for fine, so I added some earmuffs. Using yarn and some fun foam. I made some pom poms out of yarn, cut a strip of fun foam. Attached the yarn to the fun foam and then put the earmuffs on the snowman.
To insert lights cut a flap in the back of the milk jug. When I made my ghosts, I found the lights stayed in better if you cut a flap, not a whole. So I went with a little back flap.
Stuff lights inside, arrange as desired, plug in lights and whal-la!
I’m linking up to these parties this week!