Handmade Holiday: Snowman specimen art

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It was a total crafty weekend for us. I finally sat down and made a few of those projects I’ve been pinning. (Want to see my inspiration boards? Check them all out over at Pinterest.)

Did you find a project on Pinterest and complete one yourself? Be sure to link up for a chance at prizes at our Handmade Holiday linkup! (Please make sure it’s a project you’ve personally completed. We love to pin, too, but we want to see what it actually inspires! :) )

This particular project was inspired by the following project that I found on Pinterest last month:

Source: myblessedlife.net via Alissa on Pinterest

I stumbled across this project entirely too late to pull it together for Halloween. But winter? Winter, I could do. I found the cutest snowman punch at Joann Fabrics and broke out the hot glue gun (for the first time ever!)

I love how the shapes just pop out at you.

Supplies you’ll need

- Paper punch (find a shape you love!)
- Scrapbook paper
- Frame
- Scrabble tiles
- Felt furniture pads
- Hot glue gun
- Burlap (optional)

Directions

- Find a paper punch you love.

- Choose several designs of heavy-duty scrapbook paper. I went with a mix of patterns, solids and glittery papers.

- Punch out several shapes and lay out on your frame. You can decide how exact you’d like to be. The tutorial I followed actually measured between each shape. I just eyeballed it and was happy with the outcome.

- Attach felt furniture pads to the back of your shapes.

- Use hot glue to adhere the felt pads to your surface.

- Finally adhere your letter tiles to the bottom of your project.

Hint: if you’re using felt pads to adhere to your surface, make sure that the shape you choose is pretty solid to hide the pads. I almost went with a gorgeous snowflake, but there would’ve been no way to hide how I was adhering them.

What do you think? Who would you gift this to?

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