Snowman Wind Chime

Design and instructions by Diana Trupiano

Supplies:

1 - 3" wooden flower pot

1 - 1 1/2" wooden flower pot

1 - 1 1/2" wooden bead

2 - 1" white jingle bells

1 yard silver/white satin cording

Scrap winter themed fabric

Aleene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue

Hot Glue (optional)

2 - 2 1/2" long sticks

Ultra Fine Glitter in Multi

Aleene's Bread Dough Clay: 1 slice white bread, Aleene's Gold Bottle Tacky Glue & paint (recipe included)

Aleene's Premium Coat Arylic Paints in White, Black, Light Pink, Light Blue, Holiday Green, Holiday Red, and True Orange

Aleene's All Purpose Primer

Scrap of waxed paper

Paint Pen in Black

Instructions:

  1. Apply primer to all pieces, let dry.

  2. Paint large flower pot and bead white. Let dry.

  3. Paint small flower pot black. Let dry.

  4. Glue bead to large flower pot. Let dry.

  5. Fold cording in half, and knot approximately 4" from fold.

  6. Thread cord ends through hole in flower pot, and then through bead.

  7. Tie a knot as close to the bead as possible. It's tricky to get your fingers in the pot, a pencil, or stilletto will help.

  8. Clip one end of each stick at a 45 angle.

  9. Place a 1/4" bead of glue (hot glue is best for this part) on one side of the large pot towards the top.

  10. Quickly place the stick in the glue so the "arm" reaches upward. Hold in place until glue sets. Repeat on other side.

  11. Add facial features with paint pen. Add blue dots for eyes, and with a Q-tip, dry stipple the cheeks.

  12. To add glitter to body, dip your finger tip into a small amount of glue and dab on body in a small section.

  13. Immediately sprinkle glitter over glue. Tap off excess. Repeat with remaining body, head and two jingle bells.

  14. To add glitter to hat and "shoulders", dab white paint in splotches on hat. Immediately sprinkle glitter onto wet paint.

  15. Paint over glue at each shoulder. Sprinkle glitter on wet paint.

  16. **Remember to always apply glitter over a piece of paper, so you can re-use the excess!

  17. For bread dough clay, remove crust from bread slice, discard crust. Tear bread into small pieces and put into a disposable cup or bowl. Add 1 tablespoon Gold Bottle Tacky Glue. Mix with craft stick or fork until well blended, but sticky. Divide into thirds. Add about five drops paint to each batch (Green, Red, and Orange). Knead each batch seperately with your hands until all the paint is blended in, and you have the texture of soft clay. Store each in a zip top plastic bag until ready to use.

  18. From Orange, pinch off a 1/2" ball. Form ball into a long tear drop shape. Flatten the wide end slightly. Set aside to dry.

  19. From Red, form several small berries, approximately 1/16" to 1/8" diameter. Set aside to dry.

  20. From green, pinch off a 1/2" ball. On a piece of waxed paper, flatten to about 1/16" thick. Use a small spoon, or scrap of Shrink-it plastic to "cookie cut" a holly leaf shape. Repeat to make several leaves. Set aside to dry. **Bread Dough Clay drying time will vary with climate, amount of glue added, etc. Once the pieces are dry enough to move without distorting the shape, you can go ahead and glue them in place on your finished project. They will continue to dry just fine.

  21. Glue carrot nose in place.

  22. Glue holly leaves to hat and base of large flower pot.

  23. Glue berries in place, as desired.

  24. Thread cording tails through top of bells. Tie double knots, trim off excess cording.

  25. Trim fabric scrap to 1" wide by 12" long.

  26. Fringe 1/2" of each narrow end.

  27. Wrap around neck and tie. Glue ends down, if desired.

 

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