You will need:
small rusty bell
.05 permawriter II marking pen
1 set of small mittens
2 rusty hearts 2"
artificial pine sprigs
hot glue gun and sticks
1-1/4" wood screws
drill 100 grit sandpaper
min wax wood stain (early american)
Red Iron Oxide
Cut snowman and base from 1" pine, base measures 7" X 2-1/2". Sand smooth with 100 grit sandpaper. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Stain the back of the snowman and the bottom of the base.
Base snowman and base Desert Sand. Drybrush base with Light Buttermilk.
Shade edges of base and snowman Asphaltum.
Drybrush cheeks and base nose Red Iron Oxide. Dot eyes Lamp Black. Dash eyebrows and line mouth with .05 permanent pen. Letter and dot Lamp Black.
(I water down the paint to an inky consistency)
Attach snowman to base with wood glue and wood screws. Cut hat from pattern piece. Cut sweater 5" X 10". Hot glue sweater seam in the center of the back of the snowman. Glue around neck, while pinching to form pleats, this gives the sweater fullness. With wrong sides together, hot glue a seam in the hat, let dry, turn right side out. Fold bottom of hat, whip stitch rusty bell to end, glue in place. Glue stick arms to sweater, pinch sweater around arms. Hot glue a rusty heart to each mitten, and glue them to the stick arms. Glue buttons to sweater. Finish with a few sprigs of pine and berries to base. Spray with matte finish wood sealer.
Copyright 2011 Peggy Rinehuls. You may make as many of these as you want, and sell the finished product at craft shows, art festivals and other handmade affairs. You may not sell this copyrighted pattern, nor is this pattern or the finished product to be manufactured for wholesale. This pattern is original cannot be reproduced on the web or otherwise without permission. All rights reserved.