Friday, December 10, 2021

How To Make a Christmas Snowman Hat Centerpiece

 

This post first appeared on Bowdabrablog.com where I'm on the Design Team.

Create your own fun Christmas Snowman Hat by upcycling a coffee can and plastic plate - decorating it with a pretty Bowdabra bow and embellishments. Isn't it always enjoyable and fulfilling to use items from around the house that you might throw out and create beautiful holiday decor! And the plastic plate is available from Target for seventy-nine cents! What a bargain to make!

Materials needed:
   

Remove the paper wrapping from the coffee can and wash both the can and plate and dry thoroughly.
Paint the outer surface of the coffee can and .  .  .
plastic plate using a multi-surface acrylic paint in black. Let dry. 
Next, Turn the can upside down and run a bead of hot glue around the open edge of the coffee can and center it on the plate and let dry. Then glue on a strip of ribbon, starting and ending at the back seam of the can - which will be the back of the snowman hat. I also glued on a strip of snowflake trim to the center of the ribbon (not shown) for a decorative effect.
To make the bow:  Fold a 24" piece of Bowdabra bow wire in half and lay it in the Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Next, cut a 50" strip of 2.5" wide ribbon. I centered a strip of snowflake trim along the center of the ribbon and glued in place. Then measure 6"  for the tail and make a crease in the middle, twist and place the ribbon at the crease mark down into the center of the Bowdabra. 

To make a bow loop, fold over and make a crease into the ribbon creating a three inch loop, twisting and placing into the Bowdabra. 
Next, fold and twist the other side at the same width creating another loop. Then twist and make two more loops on either side for a total of four loops ending with a 6" tail. Scrunch the ribbon down with the Bowdabra wand.
While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra bow wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra bow wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra and gently pull the bow out of the Bowdabra.
Separate the loose wire ends and take them around to the back of the bow and tie in several knots to secure. Cut off excess wire. Dovetail the ribbon ends by folding the end ribbon together and cut at the fold on an angle down to the opposite ribbon edge.

Fluff and straighten the bow!

 Then glue the bow onto the center bottom side of the can and plate using hot glue.
Glue on additional embellishments to decorate the hat! And you're all set!
The perfect holiday decorative centerpiece!

Thanks for stopping by

and take a little time to enjoy,

Happy Holiday Crafting!


3 comments:

  1. Cute as can be Gail. The owl, ribbons and snowflakes are wonderful additions. Merry Christmas,

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  2. I love it Gail! So creative and cute! Have a Merry Christmas!

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