Sunday, December 2, 2018

Snowman Assemblyline

For the past several years I have had a ladies Christmas luncheon for my non-quilting friends at my home. I love to do it and I also get to share my holiday decorating. This year I will have 15 guests and I decided that it would be fun to have little party favors at each place.

These are my cute (if I do say so myself) little snowman.

They are constructed on a Trader Joe's chocolate bar. The body is felt, big beads for the eyes, nose, and buttons, fleece for the hat and scarf. The noses were made by fusing two pieces of orange fabric together and cutting them into triangles. The only sewing was on the hats, which I sewed into tubes, then gathered at the top with embroidery floss, while adding a jingle bell and snipping the top into a pom-pom.
They were fun to make and I did  do them assembly line style. I wrapped the felt around each bar and held it together with double side tape. Then I did the hats, then the beads, then the scarves and lastly the noses. I added the rosy cheeks with a small paintbrush and real powdered blush from my cosmetics stash.

LeeAnna asked what would happen if the candy was taken out. I just tried one and the bar slid right out with no damage to the snowman. It also made it very light weight and would be cute as a tree ornament.

Feel free to copy and have a great Christmas season!

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


Sarah said...

So cute! Your non quilts friends will love them! PS I might just borrow this idea for my table too. Thanks!

The Inside Stori said...

Yes, totally adorable…thank you for the inspiration!

Linda M said...

They are adorable and very clever!

LA Paylor said...

okay, do they hold their shape once a person scarfs down the chocolate? I'm thinking it's a cute gift for my husband to give his workerbees but I'd want it to be an ornament after.

quiltedfabricart said...

Oh my gosh - I love these! I might steal your idea as well. Nice gift for co workers

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

Very clever, Norma! I particularly like that you took the time to make the nose out of two colors.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Norma, this is so cute! Very creative and congrats too on your showing. What an achievement.