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« on: December 02, 2010 03:11:17 PM »


So I made this snowman head ornament thing:



and I'm trying to decide how to put a face on it.

I'm going to go to the craft store on Friday, so I'm open to ideas!


The white yarn is Bernat Soft Boucle.  This is intended as a Christmas tree ornament, and won't be handled by small children, and there are no pets in the home.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010 08:20:17 PM »

I'd suggest safety eyes, but that'd be kinda hard to wedge in there.  What about buttons?  And maybe hot glue a pom pom on?  Stitch in some thread for a mouth?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010 07:21:17 AM »

Little black beads for eyes, to look like charcoal lumps.  You could take a toothpick, dye it orange (food coloring or paint ought to work), break it in half, stick some glue on the broken end, and jab it into the middle, leaving the pointy end sticking out like a carrot nose.  An appropriately shaped button, of course, would be infinitely easier.  You could do some black beads for a charcoal smile as well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010 07:26:06 AM »

Oh, kirsa, you're my hero!  I'd gone through many ideas on how to do a carrot nose and had pretty much abandoned the idea, but a toothpick would work wonderfully!

I wonder if I could just Sharpie it... I've got an orange one kicking around...

LordVader: it's not too late for safety eyes, really.  This is just a prototype (at least, it is *now* since late last night I discovered an error on the hat, and it's already all sewn up with ends woven in) and I'm hoping to make a bunch of them!
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010 02:00:55 PM »

I was at the craft store and not too happy with the choices there. Sad

I did get some orange pipe cleaners that will do well for the nose, but I'm just stumped on the eyes.

They didn't have any eyes there.  The black beads were all either way too big or way too small.  I ended up getting the smallest black pompoms they had, but they're too big.  I found some googly eyes in my stash, but they're too small.

I'm going to try a different store over the weekend, but... Sad

I'm going to have to remember to bring this little guy with me so I can try the various bits and bobs on it... *sigh*


ETA: here's a pic with just the nose:

I dunno.. can I get away without eyes?  My mom is fairly traditional when it comes to Christmas stuff...
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010 02:53:45 PM »

felt or paint for eyes, I do it all the time
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010 03:00:39 PM »

Yeah, I looked for fabric paint first at the store, and they had every colour except black.  Boo!

BUT!

I think I have the eyes figured out!  I have a LOT of black yarn ends left from making a blanket, and I've used them to make the eyes:



Good enough, I think!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010 03:05:23 PM »

Paint wise Id use acrylic  Cheesy unless they are going to be washed  Wink

The eyes look cute though! awww
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2010 03:14:19 PM »

Thanks!

It's one heck of a prototype, though... the only thing that will stay the same on the next ones I make is the actual snowball itself. lol

I'm going to attach the hanger to the ball itself next time and thread it through the hat.  Right now it's attached to the hat, and it pulls at it in an ugly way.

I'm doing different styles of hats, but the next one like this will be a bit smaller, with a smaller pompom.

I'm going to put a bend in the pipecleaner (to be hidden inside the ball) to hold it in there better.

I'm going to pull the eye yarn through the middle of the ball instead of along the sides (you can see it a bit, if you could see it in person)


I like how it turned out though, edits aside. lol
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010 03:33:57 PM »

I LOVE the face!!  My hubby doesnt let me do the faces anymore he does them!!  He loves to do them in yarn and make the making funny faces!
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