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A Dollar Tree glass snowman is not like the real thing, but it’s the closest thing I’ll get to making one. Winter is not my thing. Even as a kid, I couldn’t handle the snow and cold. Although the Wisconsin winters have been milder, we got plenty of snow when I younger. Still, I never ventured outside much to make a snowman.
A snowman craft is more to my liking.
After the holidays, all through my house I have cute versions of different snowmen. They won’t melt and they bring warmth to my heart and home.
This leads me to this blog of a fishbowl snowman craft. It’s quick and easy and I can make it inside my heated home.
Dollar Tree Supplies
I took a trip to my local Dollar store for a few of the supplies. Anything you can get at the Dollar Tree will make you spend less and their items in the store are craft friendly. Like the fishbowls I picked up. The fishbowls are 3 ½ inches and I bought two.
I also bought two bags of the Faux Snow there. Each bowl I filled with one bag of snow. It really could have used a bag and a half in each bowl because the snow didn’t go to the top of the bowls. But since I only bought the two bags, I rolled with it. Crafting is all about learning from your mistakes, right?
Then I took the hot glue gun and glued them together.
Cricut Snowman Hat
Of course every snowman needs a hat. This is where my Cricut Explore came into play. The Cricut makes things so easy and if you’re an Access member, you can find just about anything in there to make or to use for your own craft design. The best is that a lot of the images or projects are in the Access membership.
The hat design actually is a project in Design Space and the project I used actually makes snowman boxes that are stacked together. But I only needed the hat box so I only picked the mat that would cut the hat. Cricut breaks each cut down by color and puts the same color on the same mats. The hat was black so each cut that would be black would go on the same mat.
For the hat, I used the black Cricut cardstock. I really like their paper because it’s nice and thick yet easy to work with. And for this hat you need thicker cardstock so that you’ll be able to bend it to make the hat.
The Cricut Explore will score the folds with their score tool. This tool is handy for this exact thing.
After it’s scored the Explore will cut it out. It’s like magic, I swear. Once scored and cut, you’ll fold the cardstock on the scored lines. Do this carefully so the paper doesn’t tear.
Then glue the bent over scored lines together or use a strong craft tape like this. I found it easier to use the tape.
Vinyl Snowman Face
Now the snowman needs a face. I went to FontBundles.net and bought a file of snowman faces. This site is full of affordable clipart and fonts and is my go to place for these kinds of things. I had a hard time choosing which face I wanted but I needed one without a hat. And I chose the male version face.
Cricut has plenty of different kinds of vinyl and in different colors. Of course I used black vinyl for the eyes and mouth and applied them to the top fishbowl. For the carrot nose, I didn’t have orange vinyl so I used orange cardstock and glued it on.
The Cricut design project I picked came with a bow tie. I used Cricut purple cardstock for that. This was also glued on where the fishbowls meet.
Snowman Hat Decoration
You can’t have just a plain hat on the snowman. It has to be jazzed up. I received in one of my Cricut mystery box a set of glittered washi tape. The silver glitter worked perfect so I put it around the brim of the hat.
In the goal project I did, I had used the Cricut adhesive Christmas pattern vinyl. It was perfect to use for this project too.
By using a Fiskars snowflake punch, I punched out three snowflakes. After peeling off the backing, I stuck them on the hat. Then I glued the hat onto the top of the Dollar Tree fishbowl with my hot glue gun.
Now this is my kind of snowman. Cute, dry, and can be reused year after year. This one turned out so good that I think I’m going to make a Mrs. Snowman to stand on my mantle (if I had one) with him. The two cute Mr. and Mrs. Fishbowl snow people will make this winter a little more cheerier.
Be sure to share this tutorial to Pinterest so others can make this winter craft.
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