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A Paper Snowman

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Good morning everyone!

Have y’all seen the holiday merchandise going up in the stores yet? I sure have!

Can you believe how time is flying?

You may be saying it’s too early to be thinking about the winter holidays, because you haven’t even bought a pumpkin yet….but  in order to get a head start on some holiday ideas for this year, I spent some time this weekend with my super crafty friend Lauren.

Lauren creates amazing things, like these vintage paper eggs she handmade last spring.

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 When I asked her about doing some craft projects with me, she mentioned that she wanted to make a snowman out of old book pages, and I jumped at the chance!

These are the supplies she showed up with. Old books she bought for  $2.00 each and some random items for assecories.

Here is how they were turned into a paper snowman….

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Getting started, choose a book to use.

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Lauren liked this one from 1933 for the color of the page edges. They were already dark, so she wouldn’t have to tea stain them for an antique look.

Second step, carefully remove the book from the binding.

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Third step, by free hand, she traced an outline of the snowman’s profile on the top book page.

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Forth step, using  an exacto knife, she cut out a few pages at a time, keeping them stacked, while working her way through the whole book.

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Once the cutting out is complete (about an hour) you have the beginnings of your snowman.

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Finally, he will be fanned out half way to create his front, and then asseccories of your choice are added with a glue gun.

For our guy, a top hat was made from a piece of cardboard packing material, & painted black with craft paint (genius)

Twigs from the yard were used for his arms, a scarf was made from a piece of twine and a tiny wreath got some faux berries glued to it.

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Seriously adorable and so festive. He would look so good under a cloche.

Thanks Lauren!

FYI, you can find some of Lauren’s decor ideas at;

Circa Old Houses

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You can also a look at my Pinterest Holiday board for more great ideas from amazing pinners!

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14 thoughts on “A Paper Snowman

  1. Hi Karen..
    What a creative project. He’s so cute and festive and how special to craft with a friend! I look forward to seeing more of your projects.
    Blessings,
    Tamara

    1. Thanks Tamara! She is one of those friends that sees things creatively that I would never see myself, so fun to shop with her!
      Thank you for stopping by!
      Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Karla! They were already white. I don’t know where she found them, but spray painting them is a good idea!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. You are so sweet! Thanks for stopping by and for all your hard work getting the coupons together for everyone!

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