Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Snow Days are Here Again With GlueArts!

It's true!

Walk into this house and ask our kids are wishing for.... and they'll say a snow day!

We haven't had a one yet this year and the new sleds and gear look forlorn waiting for a glimpse of some flakes!

Designer Kristen Swain has the perfect way to put a sparkle in your eye and bring a bit of winter inside. Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig collection makes for the perfect collection! And notice how Kristen used an empty ribbon spool for the base! What a great way to recycle and reuse!!

Happy Day Snowman
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain


Little Yellow Bicycle Winter twig collection
Large ribbon spool
flake glitter snow
ribbon flowers- maya road
Fimo clay for carrot nose
Large pins
dot paper- pink paislee
pearls- kaisercraft
white fabric paint

1. Cover inside ribbon spool with strip of paper.
2. Use hot glue gun to glue styrofoam balls to top of spool, then small pile of balls beside snowman. Finally use glue to glue standing person chipboard by snowman.
3. Use hot glue to glue on puff balls, twine, nose, ribbon and eyes for snowman, use sharpie to detail snowman mouth.
4. Use stickers and large pins to create flags, add dollop of hot glue to top of snowpile and stick pins into glue.
5. Add stitched banner to chipboard person, then detail with gems.
6. Add sticker medallions around spool, adding ribbon flowers to center medallion and snowman scarf.
7.Hot Glue Flurries sticker to top of spool.
8. Use white fabric paint to add 'snow' to top of spool, dripping off top and also adding to bottom lip of spool. Then add flake snow all over decor, let dry.

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our 3D Combo Pac! Once you try these products you'll wonder how you went without them!! And well also include our Adhesive Squares

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Today's project from Designer Kristen Swain kind of makes you want winter to stay doesn't it?? (we did say kind of!lol) Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas! Don't forget to share the news that GlueArts is close to reaching our 8,000th fan! Fans like you can help us by sharing the news on Facebook and Twitter!

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  1. What a great idea for recycling the ribbon spool, love it!

  2. This is so adorable! I love it! What a sweet little piece of art.

    Elaine Allen

  3. It is nice to see some winter art still showing itself. Though it is nice to see the upcoming spring supplies, it is still winter in the Midwest :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. What a great Idea. I love using things around the house and getting creative with them to see what I can come up with. I am on a budget and cant just go out and buy all the cute papers and everything else so I use things around the house with the things I have and do what I can. I love this snowman. It's so cute.

  5. A really awesome project, but I can´t agree about the point, that we should want the snow to stay, as I for one have had more than enough of this white stuff here the last 3 years, that´s for sure, and I´m so envious on you, that you haven´t had even one day, how lucky can you be? ha ha ha. Butr I know, the kids probably don´t really agree with me on that thoug he he he.

  6. Wow, this is such a great creation. TFS.

  7. THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  8. I love that she used a ribbon spool. I always save my ribbon spools for projects, although I have yet to use one! :)

  9. I love that this project uses recycled materials. The snowman is adorable.

  10. Very cute and great way to up-cycle.

  11. This is so cute, and so creative. Great idea's with upcycling. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I'd really like to try out your adhesives. They sure seem to work on your projects! So cute.

  13. Your snowman project is wonderful Kristen!

  14. Very cute--great way to recycle a ribbon spool.

  15. I've been following your blog for awhile now, but my name has never been chosen for a giveaway. I'm ready & waiting to be chosen today!

  16. What a great idea. I like to reuse bottles to hold small supplies, but I've never decorated them.

  17. What a good idea--using things in other ways is a cool thing to do.

  18. Great project. I like the recycling aspect, too.

  19. Very cute! I miss the snow sometimes living in AZ!

  20. Like the cycle up project!!!i want it to be spring, no more snow...spring makes me happy.

  21. Wow, I just can't believe all the incredible ideas that have been posted using Winter Twig. Makes me want to create!

  22. cute snowman and mades me sad that we haven't had much snow this year.

  23. Very cute! & I like to see projects with snow! we have not seen much of it this year!

  24. Love the little flags and circle banner! This is darling :)

  25. Cute project. I like the reusinng of the ribbon roll. I always hate to throw those things away. lol I love the stuffed snowman. Very "cool".

  26. Super cute project. Gotta love the snowman.

  27. Love this project. Flags are great! Thanks for the chane to win!

  28. Wow, I don't think I have words to express how cool I think that Kristen project is!! I love the whole concept. Adorable little snowman and those flags are perfect for this winter scene!! Love her idea to reuse the ribbon spool too. Thanks so much for all of the detailed directions too.
    xoxo, Christine

  29. Cute! Love the 3D decor project! Little Yellow Bicycle certainly did a fantastic job of creating the perfect collection for winter projects and it looks like the Glue Arts adhesives are up to the task, too! TFS!

  30. cute project! thank you for sharing.